2016 was a busy year for changes and developments in the world of HR & Employment Law. We gave you periodical updates to ensure you were up to date, but here’s a round-up of 2016 in case you missed them.
Holiday Pay Calculations continue to be a tricky area, with an Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling that holiday pay must include commission – further advice on calculating holiday pay can be found in our earlier blog. At C4HR we realise that for some businesses this can all be quite confusing, thus making holiday pay decisions even more difficult. So if you are in need of some advice and support in any areas of Employment Law & guidance then please contact us for more information. Our team of experienced HR professionals can provide you with a free initial HR Consultation to ascertain how we can assist you in the future with any of your people solutions.
The National Living Wage was introduced, and will continue to be a topic of discussion for quite some time as businesses face the difficulty of absorbing added overhead costs to their business whilst trying to remain competitive in their pricing structures. Further wage increases will be progressed during 2017 for both National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage so keep your eyes peeled for our legal updates throughout the year – to view our podcast on this topic click HERE.
Shared Parental Leave caught a piece of the limelight with the first tribunal decision challenging the principles of what continues to be a hot topic in the world of HR and being an employer. This piece of legislation enables eligible mothers, fathers, partners and adopters to choose how to share time off work after their child is born or placed for adoption. The ACAS ‘good practice guide’ is a great source for employers, but if you are after some guidance with developing your business policy, and ensuring compliance then contact us to discuss further.
Gender Pay Gap Reporting, Immigration Act 2016, Tax on Termination Payments & Public Sector Exit Payment Cap Claw Back have also hit our inbox with new provisions, planned commencement dates and additional areas of consideration for which we all need to be prepared for. Not forgetting the recent Employment Tribunal case challenging the rights of drivers claiming to be employees, and not ‘self employed’ after all.
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