HR & Employment Law Update: February 2016

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Changes in zero hours contracts Reminder re accommodation checks The national living wage Financial penalties for failure to pay tribunal awards Checking for disqualified directors Premium content. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Nearly 1/2 of sites below required standards

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A recent campaign by the HSE campaign on a number of sites shows that nearly half of them fall below the required standard. 432 prohibition, 260 improvement and 983 ‘notifications of contravention’ notices were served. Here is what they are getting wrong… You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. …

No more company annual returns!

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Good news everyone – No more company annual returns from June next year. Every year companies need to submit an annual return to Companies House giving details of its directors, shares and shareholders. Failure to do so can result in a £5,000 fine. However, the good news is that annual returns will …

New articles added

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New articles just added to the premium member resources area. Cross business invoice finance ban removed Buying out departing directors or shareholder Tax break for lowering the net cost of auto-enrolment pensions Ongoing duty of care in investment advice Reclaiming VAT on staff expenses Employee behaviour with customers can cost business thousands …

Trade bodies challenging unfair terms

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The Department for Business Innovation and Skills is currently consulting on draft regulations to enhance the power of trade bodies in the UK to challenge unfair payment terms. The consultation is You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

New guidance about zero-hours contracts published

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(Free & Premium members) The Department for Business (BIS) has published guidance for employers about how zero-hours contracts should be used appropriately. The guidance provides examples of best practice, such as You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Time to Celebr8

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We are delighted to announce that at last week’s Insolvency & Rescue Awards ceremony at London’s Hilton Park Lane Hotel, Gener8 Finance picked up the award for the ‘Best Asset and Invoice Finance Provider of the Year‘ Paul Stokes, Managing Director commented “This award recognises the commitment and attention that we …

Tax breaks for medical equipment

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The new Government scheme which aims to help sick employees back to work sooner is now fully up and running. As an employer you can make use of a corresponding tax and national insurance opportunity. How does it work?  [Briefing for premium members]