Is it a Duck?

The Employment Tribunal has ruled that two drivers are infact ‘workers’ under the definition in the Employment Rights Act 1996 and therefore are afforded protections not available to genuine freelancers. This case will be appealed by Uber, they can’t afford not to because of the implications for their global business model. Uber have also looked […]

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Do I have to pay staff if they don’t come to work due to the snow?

On days like today, when the snow is falling steadily and settling rapidly, we are often asked about withholding pay for absent staff. Our first response is always “What does your contract say”?  As a general rule, if staff are absent from work and it is not for pre arranged holiday, then as an employer, […]

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Annual Leave

Many of us look forward to a summer holiday and a well-earned break. We’re just about to come into that time of year when employers will start to see the ebb and flow of their workforce as staff start to take their main holiday.  It’s important to remember that annual leave is much more than […]

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I can’t afford to give pay increases!!

As I speak to my clients, I pick up on general trends. Sometimes it is based on stuff they have heard in the news, sometimes it is the fear of forthcoming legislation; but recently there is one trend which is repeated by almost all of my clients – pay increases! Staff are asking for them […]

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