April 2018

While it is true that payments to staff for aspects such as Maternity Leave and Sick Pay are generally left to your relevant professionals to administer, it is still useful to know yourself, particularly if an employee raises a query. There have been changes to both Maternity Leave and...

We all expect the standards of care homes to protect our ageing relatives but new figures cast doubts on that. The Office For National Statistics has released figures which show a sharp rise in the number of deaths in hospitals and care homes. Death registration data shows...

As an employer of domestic staff you need to be aware of rulings on Parental Leave, as it may affect one of your employees. In a recent case, a new father was refused enhanced pay while on shared Parental Leave although it was paid to the...

Once the worker starts with a new employer they can ask to see a copy of a reference. They have no right to ask their previous employer. The employee may be able to challenge a reference they think is unfair or misleading if they consider they’ve...

We have reported recently, the massive rise in cases being taken to Employment Tribunal fees were ruled unlawful. Claims up 90%, Multiple employment tribunal claims up by 467% and now, for employers, the cost of losing an appeal has shot up. From 6th April this year, the...

This month, May 2018 sees the first consultation of extending shared Parental Leave to Grandparents. The move to further extend Shared Parental Leave in this way was floated by Chancellor George Osborne earlier in the year. Shared Parental Leave was introduced for parents of babies due on...