Category Archives: Wages

Government reforms (6):  Guidance – holiday pay

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What do we already know? We updated you in our April Newsletter Government reforms (2): April changes – are you ready? that from 6 April 2020 the period over which average holiday pay is calculated for employees without normal working hours, or who have variable remuneration, is being extended from 12 to 52 weeks. What’s…
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Government reforms (2):  April changes – are you ready?

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There is perhaps something comforting in the fact that it is business-as-usual for employment law in terms of a number of changes coming into force in April, as is the case every year. 1 April 2020 Increase in National Living and Minimum Wage The new rates are as follows: Age 25 plus: National Living Wage increase…
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Government reforms (3):  IR35 reforms – delayed!

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What do we already know? We reminded you in our January 2020 Newsletter Government reforms: New year, New law!  of the changes due to the IR35 rules on 6 April 2020 for medium and large businesses in the private sector. For more information on the IR35 reforms in the private and charity sectors see our Blogs here. What’s…
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Government reforms (1): National Minimum Wage changes

The Government has published its response (available here) to last year’s consultation on reforming the National Minimum Wage (NMW) regulations.  As part of this response, the Government has announced a number of changes to the regulations in a bid to tackle previous criticisms of, in particular, the operation of salary sacrifice schemes and treatment of…
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Government reforms (2): IR35 update

IR35
What do we already know? We reminded you in our January 2020 Newsletter Government reforms: New year, New law!  that changes to the IR35 rules are due on 6 April 2020 for medium and large businesses in the private sector.  In general terms, under the proposed new regime, the onus will shift from the personal…
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Government reforms: Holiday Guidance and Calculator

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The Government has updated its guidance on holiday entitlement (available here). It explains how to work out statutory holiday entitlement for a worker who works a full leave year, and calculating holiday for staff that start or leave part way through the year. The Government has also published an Excel holiday calculator (available here), which…
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Government reforms (1):  Top Tip for Staff

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What do we already know? We mentioned in our October 2018 Newsletter (Government Reforms (3): Top tips for staff) that the Government intended to introduce new legislation to ensure that tips left for workers would go to them in full. What’s new? In the Queen’s Speech on 14 October 2019, it was announced that the…
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Case Update (2):  Happy Holidays! Pay for Term-Time Workers

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What do we already know? We updated you in our March 2018 Newsletter Case update (2): Happy holidays! Pay for term-time workers that the EAT had decided in Brazel v The Harpur Trust that holiday pay for staff who work irregular hours should be calculated using the standard 12-week reference period required under the Working…
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Government Reforms (1):  Family Friendly Consultations

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What do we already know? In our February 2019 Newsletter Government reforms (1): Family friendly – protection against redundancy we updated you that the Government had published a Consultation, Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination: Consultation on extending redundancy protection for women and new parents.  The Consultation asked for views on what changes could be made to the current…
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Case Update (2):  Holiday Pay and Breaking the Chain

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Summary:  Does a gap of more than three months break a ‘series of deductions’ in an unlawful deduction from wages claim? No, held the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland (‘NICA’) in Chief Constable of Northern Ireland Police v Agnew available here. Background:  Under Article 7 of the Working Time Directive (WTD), EU Member States…
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