Real Employment Law Advice

Category: Wages & Pay

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Can you reduce an employee’s wages because they work from home?

According to a recent survey of 1,000 employers by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), one in ten employers plan to reduce the pay or benefits of workers who choose to work from home rather than return to the office.  

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4-Day Week Working

How flexible are you? On Monday 6th June 2022 various companies began a 6month pilot of a 4-day working week, which provides employees with 100% of their pay for 80% of their usual hours. The idea behind the pilot is to focus on employees working fewer but more productive hours.

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Monkeypox: What should employers be considering?

Monkey Pox: What should employers be considering? After the COVID19 Pandemic it seems the employment landscape is now facing a renewed threat as monkeypox cases rise across the UK. Although the risk of infection is considered low and a small number of infections reported overall in the UK …

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Annual increases to National Minimum Wage and Statutory Payments for 22/23

Annual increases to National Minimum Wage and Statutory Payments for 22/23. The following increases to the National Minimum Wage and the rates of statutory payments have taken effect from 1 April 2022: National Minimum Wage (age 23 plus – the National Living Wage) to increase from £8.91 to £9.50..

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Why employers need to take action now for the ‘working poor’?

The working poor is a phrase used to describe those who are working but whose income is low and ultimately who struggle to pay for basic essentials like food and heating. In organisations and businesses employers who are able should be looking to increase wages in line with the Real Living Wage.

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Should an Employer Cut Sick Pay for Unvaccinated Staff?

You may have seen in the news recently that both Next and Ikea have reduced the amount of sick pay an unvaccinated employee will receive if they are required to self-isolate after coming into contact with someone with Covid-19. The news has been met with a certain amount of backlash..

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Possible changes to Employment Law in 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that some of the changes previously discussed have not yet been implemented, however, as we start to move out of the pandemic (which will hopefully be soon), these proposed changes may be revisited and come into force.

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Can I claim for Wrongful Dismissal?

Employees who consider they have been paid incorrectly in respect of their notice pay, can pursue a claim for wrongful dismissal in the Employment Tribunal. Please note, the claim must be lodged with Acas within 3 months less one day of you receiving the incorrect pay.