National Minimum Wage October 2015

National Minimum Wage rates increase on 1st October 2015 for all employees as follows: Band New Hourly Rate Previous rate Percentage...

Agency workers regulations - are you compliant?

Employment Tribunal cases are down

I recently attended an employment law update presented by Derek Eccleston of Employment Law Training Ltd. Derek opened his session by...

Shared parental leave and unequal pay

Shared parental leave and unequal pay

Last week I attended an employment law seminar covering shared parental leave (SPL) which will come into effect in the new...

4 things to consider before taking on your first employee

4 things to consider before taking on your first employee

When I first became an employer I didn’t have a clue what steps I needed to take, which meant lots of...

Employment contracts - the basics

Employment contracts – the basics

An employment contract is simply an agreement between an employee and their employer. Usually an employment contract is issued at the...

Agency workers regulations - are you compliant?

Agency workers regulations – are you compliant?

1st October 2011 marked a watershed in the treatment of agency workers by employers. If you are an agency worker, or...