How to dismiss employees on long-term sick leave

Dealing with employees, or unfortunately dismissing employees, who are on long-term sick leave can be a challenge for a lot of employers. Although the underlying reasons for being off sick can be completely genuine, having an employee on long-term sick leave can mean and emotional as well as a financial challenge to the employer. It Read more about How to dismiss employees on long-term sick leave[…]

employment law update – March 2017

Here is the employment law update – March 2017 – Holiday pay and statutory rate changes for 6 April 2017 Changes in Compensation Limits from April 2017 The Government has set out the new rates for compensation payments in the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order. The following changes will come into force effective from Read more about employment law update – March 2017[…]

What's the difference – Employed or self-employed?

Employees, workers or self-employed contractors – Employers, be aware of the difference. This blog will be very useful for maintenance, facilities and all Trade companies. If the business has any arrangements by which they invoice the company and you know that they are a “one-man band” READ THIS CAREFULLY and review your position with them. Read more about What's the difference – Employed or self-employed?[…]

Using HR Consultants and Disclosure – What some employment solicitors are saying

Recently, I have had clients come back to me stating that during seminars with employment solicitors they have been told NOT TO USE HR CONSULTANTS. I was quite taken aback (particularly as I had been hired by that Firm in the past) and sought to understand the reasons why a solicitor might say this. It Read more about Using HR Consultants and Disclosure – What some employment solicitors are saying[…]

How to keep your workforce motivated during the ‘Winter blues’

With the fun festivities long behind us, and a cold Winter in full swing; thoughts turn to the regret of that Christmas spending splurge, the miserable weather and the holiday weight gain. Along with and return of ‘blue Monday’ (the most depressing Monday of the year), it’s hard not to get a little down, however, Read more about How to keep your workforce motivated during the ‘Winter blues’[…]

The golden handshake become less Gold and more Silver

The golden handshake is usually given under settlement agreements. From April 2017 the Government is making changes to settlement agreements that has an impact on the tax and NIC payable. Previously settlements could be given a boost if the employment contract didn’t have a “notice in lieu” clause.  The Government is doing away with this Read more about The golden handshake become less Gold and more Silver[…]

Termination Payments – Changes to PILON status

A recent government proposal is likely to make all pay in lieu of notice (PILON) payments taxable and NI deductible from April 2018. This change will make termination payments costlier for businesses if the proposal is accepted as legislation. Currently non-contractual termination payments up to £30,000.00 are paid tax and NI free to leavers. This Read more about Termination Payments – Changes to PILON status[…]

Manufactured Yorkshire 2016 – up&up are coming!

We are really looking forward to the 11 May 2016!  We are doing our first exhibition for up&up! Manufactured Yorkshire 2016 at Elland Road in Leeds.  The office is getting shutdown and we are all heading off to the Leeds United Stadium for the day.  But why Manufactured Yorkshire?  We think it is a great Read more about Manufactured Yorkshire 2016 – up&up are coming![…]