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

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 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