News articles – Employment Law Services — Employers
Following the recent decision by a managing director in a UK Logistics firm to offer non-smoking employees extra annual leave, workplace smoking policies have come under additional scrutiny.
Under the new legislation, which is due to come into force in April 2020, bereaved parents will be entitled to at least two weeks’ leave following the death of a child under the age of 18 or if they suffer a stillbirth after 24 weeks of pregnancy.
Employers are currently obliged to provide employees with a written statement of certain terms of their employment. From 6 April 2020, the right to a written statement of terms will apply to all workers, rather than just employees.
Changing an individual’s working arrangements from employee to consultant may seem attractive; no employer National Insurance contributions to pay and greater flexibility for the individual. A win-win situation surely?
Employers often get caught out by thinking that just because a worker owes them money they can simply take it off the next pay package.