Agency Workers Regulations

The relationship between employees and their employer is becoming an area of greater focus, with many employees no longer working a traditional 9-5 role. Employers, therefore, need to be aware of their obligations to such staff, and especially the regulations in...

Breaks at Work

Rest Breaks Most employees are entitled to a break at work during the day. Employees over 18 and working 6 hours or more, are permitted  a break of at least 20 minutes during the day. ‘During the day’ therefore means at a time during an employees work, this...

Default Retirement Age

Although the default retirement age was abolished in 2011, the ripples that followed its phasing out are felt in the workforce today. Many employers are still grappling with the implications of being uncertain as to when their older employees decide to retire and how...

Equal Pay

The subject of equal pay between men and women in the UK has become an extremely topical and controversial issue. Even the BBC 1 mainstage show Strictly Come Dancing has announced that it has rolled out an equal pay policy for their celebrity contestants of the 2018...

Holidays

Full-time workers have a statutory entitlement to 28 days annual leave each year. Employers are free to include Bank Holidays in the statutory entitlement as well as offer more than the statutory minimum. Holiday pay for part-time workers is calculated on a pro-rata...

Homeworking

Introduction Homeworking is becoming increasingly popular with employees for a variety of different reasons; employees wanting more flexibility, technology making it easier for people to do their jobs anywhere, rising costs of commuting etc. The number of people who...