Statutory Sick Pay – what are the rules?

Statutory Sick Pay – what are the rules? Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) is paid for up to 28 weeks but if there is a gap of more than 8 weeks between periods of sickness the clock is re-set and there is a fresh entitlement to 28 weeks. SSP has some complex rules, but the key facts…

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brexit and employment law

UK Employment Rights – No Deal Brexit

UK Employment Rights – No Deal Brexit As we head for the 31st October without a secured deal for Brexit, hopefully the following practical steps will be useful for what employers can do now to prepare. The Settlement Scheme for those EU citizens in the UK on Brexit The Scheme opened fully on 29 March…

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Holiday Pay, ELiAction

Calculation of Holiday Pay for ‘Part-Year Workers’

Calculation of Holiday Pay for ‘Part-Year Workers’   There has been much media coverage about the recent Court of Appeal judgment in Brazel v The Harpur Trust suggesting that ‘part-year workers’ are entitled to proportionately higher holiday pay than other workers. In this article we explain why this should be and what it means for…

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Termination Payments

Taxation of Termination Payments: What’s happening?

Taxation of termination payments – what’s happening? In such a complicated area, we set out the basic points taking into account the changes to National Insurance that are on their way. PILONS: Since April 2018, the amount of basic pay that an employee would have received if they had worked their notice in full, is…

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