Two employment law changes to make you aware of

1. Holidays for shift, term-time and zero-hours workers with ongoing contracts (excluding part-time workers – don’t ask me why, because I have absolutely no idea!) Following a recent Supreme Court ruling, it has now been confirmed that shift, term-time and zero hours workers must still get 5.6 weeks’ holiday as a minimum if they work irregular hours with … Read more

Financial Savings – A quick round up of some of the current support available to Employers and their Employees

EMPLOYERS Employment Allowance  allows eligible employers to reduce their annual National Insurance liability by up to £5,000. You’ll pay less employers’ Class 1 National Insurance each time you run your payroll until the £5,000 has gone or the tax year ends (whichever is sooner).You can claim Employment Allowance if you’re a business or charity (including … Read more

Have you thought about taking on an Apprentice or upskilling an existing employee through an Apprenticeship scheme?

With students finishing their A levels and GCSEs, this is a great time of year to start looking for an Apprentice, as many will now be considering what to do next. But don’t forget that you can also upskill your existing employees through an Apprenticeship qualification. Qualifications – Sectors and Subjects Despite common belief, Apprenticeships are not … Read more

Offering Financial Support in the Workplace

With inflation now at its highest level in 40 years and household bills rapidly increasing, members of your team will no doubt be concerned about their finances, which in turn can have an impact at work. Employees who are struggling financially are often stressed and therefore less likely to function effectively in their role, in … Read more

The latest HR / employment law updates and how to access fully funded skills training for your workforce

Here’s a round up of what is in the news in the world of HR at the moment……  1. Covid guidelines – key changes to note: The latest general advice from the Government: The public are encouraged to continue to follow public health advice, to minimise the chance of catching Covid and help protect family and … Read more

A few quick HR updates for you….

1. Sick Notes / Fit Notes – You will be pleased to know that employees can no longer self-certify their own sickness absences of up to 28 days. Normal service has resumed and sick notes / fit notes are back to being required for sickness absences of 7 consecutive days or more. 2. Sick pay for the … Read more