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How to manage bank errors in relation to salary payments

28th Sep 2015
Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Human ResourcesPayroll

In August 2015 thousands of employees’ salary payments were held up in a banking glitch which resulted in many individuals experiencing financial loss and additional expenses. In a situation like this who is responsible - you, the employee or their bank? What happened? On 28 August 2015 (which was the Friday of the August bank holiday weekend) HSBC bank experienced severe problems with its BACS payment system. As a result,...

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How To Manage Absence

20th Aug 2015
Absence Management, Employment Law, Human ResourcesPayroll

Absence is a cost for any business - both financially and operationally - and therefore reducing and preventing absence makes good commercial sense. There are many ways that an organisation can look to reduce absence. Detailed below are MAD-HR's 10 top hints. Some will be more appropriate than others (depending on the organisation and culture). All will support the absence management process. There is however no single solution to reducing...

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Tax-Free Childcare – What’s The Deal?

14th Aug 2015
Employee Benefits, Human ResourcesPayroll

Tax-free childcare is part of the government's long-term plan to support working families and will provide up to 1.8m families across the UK with up to £2,000 of childcare support per year, per child, via a new online system. It was originally planned that the scheme would launch in Autumn 2015, but, as a result of a direct legal challenge from a small group of childcare voucher providers, development of...

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What Are The Rules On Carrying Untaken Annual Leave When Off Sick?

7th Aug 2015
Absence Management, Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Human ResourcesPayroll

Untaken Annual Leave NOTE: Untaken Annual leave - Due to COVID-19, the Government announced on Friday 27th March, that workers who have not taken statutory annual leave entitlement will now be able to carry it over into the next 2 leave years. Currently, almost all workers are entitled to 28 days holiday including bank holidays each year.  The regulations will allow up to 4 weeks of unused leave to be...

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Compulsory National ‘Living Wage’ as of April 2016

7th Aug 2015
Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Human Resources, PayrollRecruitment

A new compulsory National 'Living Wage' of £7.20 per hour will be introduced next April for all working people aged 25 and over, the Government has announced. In his first purely Conservative budget, George Osborne said that “Britain deserves a pay rise and Britain is getting a pay rise”. The ‘national living wage’ (NLW) will be compulsory and the Low Pay Commission (LPC) will recommend future rises, with the Government...

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How To Calculate Holiday Pay

20th Jul 2015
Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Human ResourcesPayroll

In addition to current legislation, a number of recent court judgements should be considered when calculating holiday pay. This means that the rules employers and workers follow to calculate holiday pay may need to be updated. Key Points Guaranteed and normal non-guaranteed overtime should be considered when calculating a worker's statutory holiday pay entitlement but there is currently no definitive case law that suggests voluntary overtime needs to be taken...

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New Compensation Limits – Effective April 2015

2nd Apr 2015
Business, Employment Law, Human ResourcesPayroll

New Compensation Limits 2015 The Government has published details of the new compensation limits - annual increases to statutory redundancy pay and the amount of compensation that employment tribunals can award for unfair dismissal, which will take effect from 6 April 2015. From 6 April 2015 the maximum amount, for a week’s pay, for the purpose of calculating a statutory redundancy payment increases from £464.00 to £475.00. The maximum unfair...

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What employers need to know about Shared Parental leave changes from April 2015

5th Feb 2015
Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Human ResourcesPayroll

Shared Parental Leave will enable eligible mothers, fathers, partners and adopters to choose how to share time off work after their child is born or placed for adoption. This could involve returning to work for part of the time and then resuming leave at a later date. Read on for information on what employers need to know about Shared Parental leave changes from April 2015. Shared Parental Leave - Key...

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How To Recruit The Right Person For Your Business

19th Jan 2015
Employment Law, Human Resources, PayrollRecruitment

There are a number of things to remember as getting it wrong can be expensive both in terms of management time and cost but don’t worry there is help on hand.  Essentially there are two key areas of risk for your business: Recruiting the wrong person Having to defend a claim from an aggrieved unsuccessful candidate Having a process in place to attract, develop, motivate and retain the best and...

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What you need to know about deductions on payslips

5th Jan 2015
Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Human ResourcesPayroll

Did you know that the Employment Rights Act 1996 (commonly referred to as ERA) states that an employee must receive an itemised payslip (statement of pay) on, or before, the date that the payment of their wages or salary is made? This means that if you pay your employees on 1st of each month, you must ensure they physically receive their payslip on or before that date.  And you must...

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What Holiday Pay and Overtime Rulings Means For Employers

11th Dec 2014
Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Human ResourcesPayroll

New employers will have missed the publicity surrounding November’s Holiday Pay and Overtime Rulings by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).  It was the latest instalment in a line of cases that have looked at what must be included in holiday pay under the UK’s Working Time Regulations (WTR). We look at the questions that remain unanswered following the judgement The EAT found that regular overtime, which employees are obliged to...

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