Real Employment Law Advice

Category: Wages & Pay

Employee Resources

Workers Get To Keep Tips

The government has recently announced its intention to introduce legislation to ensure that workers get to keep tips that are left for them by customers. A voluntary code of practice was introduced in October 2009 with the aim of encouraging employers to deal with such payments fairly..

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Employer Resources

Key changes for employers to note in the new tax year 2021/2022

Following the Budget in March and in the lead up to the end of the 2020-21 financial year, businesses have been kept busy with all that has been going on in preparation for opening and covid restrictions so may not have had time to consider some of the other important changes…

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Best practice for employers

Do sleep-in shifts qualify for National Minimum Wage?

The Supreme Court recently ruled in the case of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson Blake (“the Mencap case”) that “sleep-in” shifts do not count as work for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015. This case spells the end of a long running dispute about pay rates…

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Employee Resources

Can my employer make me pay back overpaid wages?

There are many circumstances which may lead to an overpayment of wages. Employees find themselves in a position where they are often confused about what happens when there is an overpayment of wages and what their employers can or cannot do.

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Employee Resources

Sick Pay and Covid-19

Frequently Asked Questions about Sick Pay and Covid-19 related absences. Over the past few weeks, we have been receiving a lot of queries from employers and employees about sick pay. It is a confusing area, not helped by the frequency with which Government guidance is updated.

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Employer Resources

Can you recover overpaid wages which have been paid to staff?

Can you recover overpaid wages which have been paid to staff? Employers often find themselves in a muddle and unsure how to respond when they realise that a mistake or an oversight has led to an employee (or employees) being overpaid their wages.

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Furlough and the Coronavirus

Job Retention Bonus – update

Key questions answered about the bonus scheme announced earlier this month which is available to employers as a one off taxable payment for every employee furloughed who is still employed after January 31st 2021