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National Minimum Wage for Sleep In Care Workers

National Minimum Wage for Sleep In Care Workers

The Court of Appeal has held that a “sleep-in” care worker in residential accommodation was not entitled to be paid the national minimum wage while sleeping. In Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake; Shannon v Rampersad and another t/a Clifton House Residential Home, the Court of Appeal held that a “sleep-in” care worker in residential accommodation […]

Statutory Pay rates

Increasing statutory pay rates

New statutory rates have been published for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay from April 2018 in addition to new National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates. Currently, the weekly rate of statutory maternity pay is £140.98 or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings if this figure […]

employment law changes april 2016

7 Employment Law Changes April 2016

April is a key date in the Government’s calendar when new employment legislation is introduced. Here’s an overview of the employment law changes being rolled out in April 2016. The National Living Wage With effect from 1st April 2016, the National Living Wage of £7.20 will apply to those workers aged 25 and over. This […]

salary reviews in schools

Managing Salary Reviews in Schools

Annual salary reviews have recently been taking place in many of the schools we support.   With the changes to the Teachers’ Pay and Conditions that have taken place in recent years, automatic pay increases for teachers and members of the leadership team are a thing of the past. Schools now have much greater flexibility to reward […]

National Living Wage

The National Living Wage – what should I be doing about it?

It’s been a few months now since George Osborne announced the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW) with effect from April 2016.  Since then, a number of big brand companies have been keen to embrace this legislation by announcing new pay deals which will bring the pay of their workforce in line with or, […]

Holiday pay and commission

Holiday pay and commission – should holiday pay include commission? A recent case between Lock and British Gas is helping to define new regulations on holiday pay in relation to commission. Understanding commission Commission is defined as an amount of money an employee receives as a result of making sales, which can make up some […]

UK Gender Pay Gap Widening

There’s bad news for women in the workplace, according to a recent Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development article. The Office for National Statistics has revealed that the gap in earnings between full time male and female workers has grown to 10%, compared with 9.5% in 2012. While it’s welcome that full time earnings rose […]

Living Wage Versus National Minimum Wage

A recent Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development article has covered the debate that is being reflected in the business and political communities: is it no longer enough to pay employees the National Minimum Wage? Cosmetics company Lush made the change to paying its London staff the living wage after it found out that some […]

Gamification as a management tool

The development of technology such as the internet, smartphones and online gaming has significantly changed our lives. Now it seems that the generation who grew up with powerful consoles and sophisticated, multi-player, role-playing games is having an impact upon how businesses manage and develop their employees through gamification. If you think that’s a bit far-fetched, […]

How do you keep your millennial workforce engaged?

In a recent article, Bobby Campbell, writing for Business Insider, suggests that the answer to engaging and retaining talent from your millennial workforce is to act like a game designer. He argues that, “Millennials have been trained for job performance because of the way video games use this system. Game designers understand the power and […]