What’s the difference between a worker and an employee?

We have been asked by a couple of different clients this week what is the difference between a worker and an employee. You can have both workers and employees working in your business, and also self-employed contractors and agency workers – all of which have different legal rights.

Yearly Increase to Statutory Compensation Limits

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2020 has just been laid before Parliament to increase the compensation limits for tribunal awards and statutory payments from 6th April, 2020.

Eight tips for managing high levels of absence

Are you struggling with an employee who is taking a significant amount of time out of the business? If so, here are eight things you can start doing immediately to rectify the situation

Workers to Receive Statutory Sick Pay from Day One

Boris Johnson has announced (4th March, 2020) that employees will be eligible to receive Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) from their first day away from work rather than the fourth as under the previous SSP rules as part of the Government’s plans to halt the spread of coronavirus.

False Information provided during Recruitment Process

How do you deal with an employee who has been deceitful with information on their CV, during the interview or during pre-employment checks? What steps can you take to avoid recruiting someone who you do not want or is not the right person for the role?

Introduction of Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay

A new statutory entitlement and payment is to be introduced from 5th April 2020 which is aimed at supporting parents who lose a child under the age of 18 years.

Calculating Bank Holiday Entitlement for Part-time Workers

If your Company allows all full-time workers to take the Bank/Public Holidays off, then part-time workers should be entitled to a pro-rata proportion of bank holidays.

Can I make an employee redundant for poor performance?

Genuine redundancy is potentially a fair reason for dismissal. However, there has to be a genuine redundancy situation and you are required to follow a fair process in carrying out the dismissal.

Can an employee retract their resignation?

An employee who wishes to resign from their role in the company is required to give you the appropriate notice as stipulated within their contract of employment.

How to Calculate Pro-rata Holiday Entitlement

One of the most frequent questions asked of us is how to calculate pro-rata holiday entitlement for a part-time employee.

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