Employment Matters
Issue 2

Brexit – What could this mean for Employee Share Plans?

We now know that on 23 June 2016 UK voters will have their say on whether Britain remains a member of the EU or not.

Zeroing in on the problem

Zero hours contracts remain a talking point.

New rates

A statutory 'week's pay' (the amount used to calculate a number of entitlements, including statutory redundancy pay) will increase on 6 April 2016 from £475 to £479, in line with the Retail Price Index.

Gender Pay – What employers need to know

The long awaited response to the gender pay reporting consultation was published this week, along with draft regulations.

The Future of Tier 2

In June 2015, the government asked the Migration Advisory Committee ("the MAC") to review Tier 2 of the UK immigration system, with the aim of limiting the number of non-EEA nationals seeking employment-sponsored visas, thereby reducing net migration.

Holiday pay: should it include commission?

Another legal battle over whether English law requires employers to boost workers’ holiday pay to include commission payments has commenced in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).

Email Monitoring

If the hype in the media is anything to go by, employers can be forgiven for thinking that, following a recent decision by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), they are now free to snoop on employees' private communications without limitation.

Senior Managers' Regime

The events of 2008 that caused significant damage to the British economy continues to have an enormous political impact on the UK.

Managing Sickness

It is inevitable that employees fall ill from time to time, but sickness absence is one of the trickiest things for an employer to deal with.

Taxing Terminations

HMRC currently allows employers to pay the first £30,000 of certain termination payments free of tax.