As we approach the festive season many companies are likely to have planned their annual Christmas party. Whilst festive social gatherings are usually very popular with the workforce, and can offer the chance to reward and engage with employees, they can also give rise to instances of poor behaviour from staff. Alcohol consumption, coupled with… Continue reading Are employers responsible for what happens at the Christmas party?
The Government is introducing a new workplace right to Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay for parents who lose a child under the age of 18, including those who suffer a stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy. The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act gained Royal Assent in September 2018. Work is underway to get the… Continue reading New entitlement to Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay
A new telephone scam where bogus callers pose as HMRC leaving threatening messages to call back or face the consequences. HMRC takes security very seriously and this is a further reminder that you need to be alert. If you cannot verify the identity of the person making the call you should not disclose your personal… Continue reading HMRC telephone scam
Guidance on calculating the minimum wage has been updated to reflect the joined employment law cases of Mencap v Tomlinson-Blake and Shannon v Rampersad with regard to sleep-in shifts. “Sleep-in” shifts In some sectors – including, but not only, the care sector – workers are required to stay at or near their workplace on the… Continue reading Minimum wage guidance update – ‘Sleep-in’ shifts
The accountant of a London cafe has been ordered to pay £6,857.50 after he admitted falsely claiming to The Pensions Regulator (TPR) that staff had been enrolled into pensions. It is the first time that TPR has prosecuted a third party, working on behalf of an employer, for this offence. Gran Caffe Londra in Knightsbridge,… Continue reading Accountant fined