Living Wage – The Real Cost!

Living Wage – The Real Cost!

From 1 April this year the government introduced a new National Living Wage for the over-25s of £7.20 an hour (£6.70 for those aged between 21 and 25), which will benefit more than a million workers. The new NLW will rise each year, with the aim of reaching 60 per...

Tribunal Insurance – Do You Really Need It?

  If you are seeking to outsource your HR support services, chances are you will have considered tribunal insurance as essential for your peace of mind. But there are several reasons to rethink this. You might not even need it. There are many steps on the journey...
Voluntary Overtime & Holiday Pay Update

Voluntary Overtime & Holiday Pay Update

Employees who regularly work voluntary overtime beyond their contracted hours could be eligible for holiday pay on that overtime, following the initial ruling in a case that looks likely to add another level of confusion to the ongoing holiday pay debate. In White...
Is it OK to Snoop on your Employees Emails?

Is it OK to Snoop on your Employees Emails?

The case in question is Barbulescu v Romania [2016]. The employee was an engineer and he had been asked to setup a Yahoo Messenger account which could be used by the company to respond to customer queries. There was a strict company rule that said that no employee...