James Potts - Legal Services Director
Recent Blog Posts By James Potts - Legal Services Director
Your quick roundup of April statutory changes
Next month, you may need to adjust your payroll around the upcoming statutory hikes. Read on to discover the rates you need to know… The new compens... Read More
Q&A: What 'living with COVID' means for your business
In England, there’ll be no more universal free testing. No more legal self-isolation. And no more contact tracing. This means the return to ordinary l... Read More
Cost of living crisis: are you obliged to offer staff a pay rise?
Eight in 10 of us are currently facing rising energy bills, while a whopping nine in 10 are carrying pricier shopping baskets. And with National In... Read More
Can I cut sick pay for unvaccinated staff?
Morrisons is one of the latest companies to hit the news for its sick pay policy. Like other big UK brands, they slashed sick pay for unvaccinated st... Read More
Big changes to ‘fit note’ rules for Statutory Sick Pay
Due to the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, the government have changed the way you can ask staff for a doctor’s note. Read on to understand what this me... Read More
Staff Christmas Bonus
Paying your staff Christmas bonuses over the festive season is a great way to reward their efforts and spread festive cheer. If you’re an employer an... Read More
Q&A | Is the Kickstart Scheme right for my business?
The government have extended the Kickstart Scheme until 31 March 2022. But what does that really mean for you? What benefits will it bring to your bu... Read More
Can you legally reduce remote workers’ pay?
Is the price of the pandemic still costing your business? If that’s the case, you might be weighing up the tough choice to reduce staff pay. Especial... Read More
HMRC cracks down on minimum wage mistakes…
Between 2011 and 2018, a huge 191 companies failed to pay their staff the National Minimum Wage. As the government recently exposed the names on the ... Read More
Staff and social media posts: should you get involved?
Famous cricketer Ollie Robinson made the headlines recently. But he wasn’t in the news due to an incredible innings… it because a number of his offens... Read More
Time Off in Lieu
Sometimes, you might need your staff to work longer than normal. If they agree to this, they may get compensatory time off in lieu (or TOIL). Here, e... Read More