Winter is here and so is the weather, we have already had one bout of adverse weather this year and it looks like today is going to be another if the weather forecasters can be believed. Continue Reading
The Children and Young Persons Act of 1933 and the Protections at Work Regulations 1998 aim to ensure that young people may undertake part-time employment so long as it is not detrimental to their health, welfare or education. Continue Reading
When an employee reaches State Pension age they are no longer liable for class 1 NICs. However the employer must still make their contribution of 13.80% on earnings above the secondary threshold which currently stands at £148 per week for 2013/14. Continue Reading
The Low Paid Commission recommends the changes to the National Minimum Wage each year to the Government.
The next increase is on 1st October 2013, the age related rates will rise to;
- £6.31 per hour for adult workers aged 21 or over.
- £5.03 per hour for 18-20 year-olds
- £3.72 per hour for under-18s who have left compulsory education
- £2.68 per hour for apprentices under 19 years old or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship. Continue Reading
You may have seen the recent headlines in the nationals, The John Lewis partnership will make a one-off compensation pay out to its 69,000 employees because of an error in calculating holiday pay.
Sounds like an expensive error to make.
The calculation of holiday pay and holiday accruals has always been a complicated business, more so in the last couple of years since case law is no longer consistent with the literal wording of the regulations. Continue Reading