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Family Friendly Rights – What's on the horizon?

Family Friendly Rights – What's on the horizon?

Employees have a number of fundamental family friendly rights in the workplace. It is important to be aware of the family friendly rights available to your employees and to be alert to any proposed new rights. In this blog, we explore what changes are on the horizon...

7 ways you could be breaching the national minimum wage without realising

7 ways you could be breaching the national minimum wage without realising

Certain deductions made by employers from workers’ pay, or payments made by a worker to a third party, can reduce pay for National Minimum Wage (NMW) purposes, meaning that as an employer, you could be inadvertently failing to pay the required rates...

Suitable Alternative Employment

Suitable Alternative Employment

A question that we are being asked more often is how to assess whether, in a redundancy situation, a role can be declared as suitable alternative employment, meaning that if the employee unreasonably refuses to accept the role, they would no longer be entitled to a redundancy payment...

Holiday Pay Update: Voluntary Overtime

Holiday Pay Update: Voluntary Overtime

Following our updates on holiday pay on 12 September 2016 and 2nd March 2017 (see the links to those updates here: https://esphr.co.uk/news/holiday-pay-the-basics- and https://esphr.co.uk/news/holiday-pay-update), we now have a ruling from the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the case Dudley...

A quick guide to employment status

A quick guide to employment status

Companies often engage people to carry out work in a number of different ways, depending on the nature of the work involved and the type of relationship that they want to have. However, it is crucial that companies ensure they are putting the right contracts in place with each person. Different...

What does the Taylor Review mean for HR?

What does the Taylor Review mean for HR?

The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices (the Review) was published last week. Commissioned by Theresa May shortly after she became Prime Minister last summer, the independent review examined how employment practices need to change in order to keep pace with modern business models,...

10 tips for managing sickness absence

10 tips for managing sickness absence

We understand that managing sickness absences can be problematic at times for employers. It is important, however, to manage absences pro-actively, reasonably and fairly. To assist employers we have put together our top 10 tips...

ESP Law solicitor featured in HR Magazine – 'Political uncertainty means HR issues hang in the balance'

ESP Law solicitor featured in HR Magazine – 'Political uncertainty means HR issues hang in the balance'

The UK general election on 8 June produced a surprise result for many. In a bruising result the Conservatives lost their overall majority, leaving them to form a minority government with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). At the time of going to press a deal had just been finalised...

Shared Parental Pay: Are we required to enhance ShPP if we offer enhanced maternity pay?

Shared Parental Pay: Are we required to enhance ShPP if we offer enhanced maternity pay?

The answer is possibly – an Employment Tribunal has just upheld a claim of direct sex discrimination from a male employee who complained that he did not receive full pay during a period of shared parental leave, when the employer offered female employees on maternity leave up to 14 weeks’ full...

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Latest News

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Latest News

ACAS has issued revised guidance on the gender pay gap reporting obligations...

Do all hours of sleep-in shifts count for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage?

Do all hours of sleep-in shifts count for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage?

The EAT last week handed down judgment in the case of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake, a decision which has been awaited by numerous businesses, particularly those in the care home sector, given that it addresses the issue of whether employees who sleep-in are working for National Minimum...

ESP Law solicitor featured in HR Magazine – Legal-ease: Gender pay gap reporting

ESP Law solicitor featured in HR Magazine – Legal-ease: Gender pay gap reporting

The gender pay gap reporting legislation will require employers with 250 or more employees to publish information about the gender pay gap in their organisation every year...