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Organisations with 250 staff or more are being urged to publish their shared parental leave on their websites to improve transparency and encourage competition on pay. "So what?" you may say, "we are not a big business". Very true, but it's also possible that your...

All workers (and therefore all employees) by law have a right to a minimum of 5.6 weeks paid annual leave. So, someone working five days a week would be entitled to 5.6 x 5, a total of 28 days. The number of days of annual...

  When you're looking for a new job, two of the most important questions are: what is the pay, and how does it compare with other jobs. Well, to put you in the driving seat, we can tell you that the current rate of pay increases in...

  It isn't the best parting of the ways, so you decide to make a payment to the employee concerned in lieu of notice, so they can leave immediately ...

With spring here (finally) and summer on the way, it is the time when there are extra jobs to be done, gardens to be tended, parties arranged and many domestic and household staff will work overtime. But if that overtime is necessary for a continuous period, are staff...

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...