The results are in and Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party have gained a majority in Parliament. Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i, explores what this is likely to mean for employment law going forward.
While most employees and workers will be entitled to the National Minimum Wage (NMW), there are certain groups who are exempt from this requirement, meaning they are free to agree their own rate of payment. Croner Taxwise explains the groups and where the exemptions lie.
The Low Pay Commission (LPC) has made the follow recommendations, which the Government accepts, in respect of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates for certain apprentices and workers in respect of pay reference periods starting on or after Monday 1 April 2019. The new NMW rates for pay reference periods starting on or after 1 April 2019 are as follows:
Paul Tew, small business consultant and freelance advisor, outlines what employers must do to calculate the National Minimum Wage (NMW) correctly and ensure this is paid for all relevant hours worked by relevant workers.
Last year (2018) was a bumper year for key employment decisions says Croner author Ellie Harrison, and new judgments were released on the often grey areas of employment law, which have a binding effect on internal business practices.
The latest budget introduced some key measures that will impact on employment costs for business as well as influencing employers’ future pay and benefits policies. Paul Tew, small business consultant and freelance advisor, outlines what employers need to plan and budget for in the lead-up period to when these proposals come into force.
It is essential to ensure that employees are not paid below the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) undertakes a number of checks to ensure employees receive the NMW. The department has issued a factsheet that describes the checks they make and also how to conduct a self-review for the National Living Wage (NLW) and NMW. John Davison investigates.
2018 has been an interesting year in the world of HR with the UK Government introducing some major changes to existing employment law. Here, we summarise the latest changes as well as a recap of 2018 in employment law.