Employees and workers receive legal protection from an unauthorised salary deduction. But there are certain occasions when you can make allowable dedu
Salary deduction letter
In our guide to the unlawful deduction of wages, we had a look at what happens if an employee makes a claim against you.
But what if you’re lawfull
Unlawful deduction of wages
If an employee claims you’ve unlawfully deducted an amount from their salary, then unlawful deductions of wages claim could get made against you. If t
Can employers deduct wages for mistakes?
The Employment Rights Act 1996 outlines that an employer should not make a deduction from wages unless it is a “relevant provision” of the employee’s
The claiming of expenses is not only a tricky issue for our Members of Parliament. As an employer, it is vital you have a clear expenses policy in pla
Small business travel expenses
If your business requires employees to travel, then you will probably want to cover some, if not all of their expenses - but you’re under no legal req
Employer withholding pay
Sometimes, you might have to deduct pay from your employees.
Your staff have a right to receive payment for all their work hours. But there are some
How do you pay yourself as a business owner?
As a small business owner, you’ll need (and, no doubt, want) to pay yourself a wage. But in the hectic rush of managing other aspects of your business
Incentives or bonuses are either guaranteed under contract, discretionary or some combination of the two. The details of any incentive schemes should
Family friendly workplaces
Creating a family friendly workplace can be a balancing act. Maintaining employee satisfaction can reduce stress and create happy, productive and loya
National minimum wage
The national minimum wage rate is a legally-enforced standard that ensures employees are paid what they deserve.
It was introduced in the UK in 1999,
Overpayment of wages
Payroll mistakes can occur and this can lead to overpaying staff. If this has happened, what are your rights and can you reclaim the money?
It’s your responsibility as an employer to pay your staff the correct amount on the date agreed in their contract of employment.
Failure to do so can
By 2018, all UK employers will be required by law to automatically enrol eligible members of staff into a workplace pension scheme. The auto-enrolment
Performance Related Pay
Performance related pay (PRP) is a way of rewarding staff for hard work in their role. Many businesses use it rather than simply giving staff extra mo
What's commission pay?
Commission pay can be a confusing subject for you and your employees. Business owners often wonder how much to pay their staff and what sort of a perc
Piece work rates and work laws
With the traditional 9-5 employer and employee relationship evolving year on year, it’s no surprise that the way you pay your staff will also change.
Salary confidentiality laws (UK)
In your business, staff members will have varying rates of annual pay. But is salary confidential by law (UK)?
As such, this guide takes a look at