Statutory Pay Rates in 2019

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) and Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) are key regulations and it’s important to know how each of them work and how they impact employees. Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) SSP applies to all employers, regardless of their size and represents the minimum payments which should … Read more

Do You Have To Pay Maternity Pay Back If You Don’t Go Back To Work?

Going back to work after maternity leave is a difficult question to answer for most employees, especially if you’re sitting on the fence. Whether it’s something you’ve always planned for or a last minute gut decision, working mothers often ask if there are potential penalties or ramifications of not going back to work at the … Read more

Do I Qualify for Statutory Sick Pay?

Under employment law in the UK, employers are obligated to pay Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) to all employees who normally pay National Insurance contributions (NIC) and if they are sick for a period longer than 4 consecutive days but less than 28 weeks. The first three days of sickness are known as Waiting Days and … Read more

The European Court of Justice rules unlimited back pay for unpaid holiday

Employees and workers are entitled to paid holiday but the self-employed are not.  If you are self-employed you are expected to charge the organisations that you work for an hourly or daily rate. This will allow you to cover your expenses, pay tax and National Insurance and take time off. Sometimes people are incorrectly labelled … Read more

What are my statutory rights at work?

Statutory rights are the basic rights that almost all workers and employees are entitled to. There are some exceptions, but generally, all employers must abide by them and they give the worker legal entitlement. The statutory rights are as follows: the right to be paid the minimum wage or the national living wage (if over … Read more

What are my rights if my employer does not pay me the correct salary?

If you are not paid correctly then you may be entitled to make a claim for unlawful deductions from wages. Unlawful deduction claims can be used to claim for all types of pay including: Notice pay; Unpaid overtime; Contractual bonuses; Redundancy pay; When can my employer make deductions from my pay? There are only three … Read more

Notice Period

What is the minimum notice period that an employer can give? Unless stated in your contract, the minimum notice period (known as statutory notice) that an employer can give is as follows: If your length of service is between 1 month – 2 years, the employer must pay you 1 week’s notice; If your length of … Read more