HR Spring Cleaning

April is always a busy month for HR professionals and this month is no different (never mind that we are still in the middle of a pandemic!). Here are some pointers: Ensure workers are paid the national living/minimum wage It is that time of year again! The national living wage increased to £8.91 per hour Read more about HR Spring Cleaning[…]

EU Settlement Scheme

Critically, the freedom of movement for European Economic Area (“EEA”) and Swiss nationals ended on 31 December 2020. As such, eligible employees need to apply for pre-settled or settled status under the scheme by 30 June 2021. Achieving this status means that the individual resided in the UK prior to 31 December 2020 and would Read more about EU Settlement Scheme[…]

Supreme Court in Aisle 2!

The two roles of shop floor workers and warehouse staff at Asda can be compared for assessing equal pay, the Supreme Court has ruled. The Supreme Court confirmed that the terms and conditions of shop floor staff and distribution centre workers can be compared with one another, even if the two groups of workers are Read more about Supreme Court in Aisle 2![…]

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Modern Slavery

The Government has committed to making changes to the rules on publishing modern slavery and human trafficking statements. According to the Gov UK statement, it will be mandatory for organisations to report on certain areas when publishing their statement. Businesses will be required to publish their reports on a government-run reporting service and there will Read more about Modern Slavery[…]

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COVID Job Retention Scheme

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which was due to close at the end of October 2020, has been extended until 30 April 2021. The Job Support Scheme launch has also been postponed. Employers with a UK bank account and who operate UK PAYE schemes are eligible to make a claim, even if they have not Read more about COVID Job Retention Scheme[…]

26 weeks leave for both parents – birth, adoption or surrogacy!

The firm where new mums – and dads – get fully funded parental leave By Chris Johnston Business reporter, BBC News The UK’s largest insurer will allow all new parents the same amount of paid leave after the arrival of a child. Aviva will offer its 16,000 employees 26 weeks leave on full basic pay, Read more about 26 weeks leave for both parents – birth, adoption or surrogacy![…]

“Joint Employer” Status?

‘Outsourced’ workers seek better deal in landmark case By Clive Coleman Legal correspondent, BBC News Image copyright Getty Images A group of 75 workers, including porters and receptionists, are going to tribunal to gain more rights at work. As outsourced employees, they are supplied to the University of London by a facilities company, but do Read more about “Joint Employer” Status?[…]

Least Productive in the UK?

The most and least productive cities in the UK   Rianna Fulham If workers across the UK were as productive as those in London and South East, there would be a £200billion boost to Britain’s economy. Workers in the South East – including cities such as London, Slough, Reading, Milton Keynes and Aldershot – have Read more about Least Productive in the UK?[…]