If you offer staff extra pay for performing to a certain level, they’ll feel well rewarded and try harder to reach that level in the future.
Can an employer reduce pay without notice?
Sometimes it’s okay to reduce your employee’s wage, but the circumstances have to be right. There are several legal deductions your staff will already
As many working parents will agree, the cost of childcare is high. Thankfully, there are initiatives in place to help employees manage these costs.
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
Your employees might pay for work-related expenses with their own money. These can include travel expenses, professional fees, buying equipment and ma
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
As an employer, you must pay your workers a minimum wage for the average number of hours they work. The rate varies depending on their age, and whethe
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?
Payroll processing can sometimes be difficult to fully manage. Paying employees comes with several legal requirements, so it’s important to avoid maki
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
Keeping employees motivated at work can be a tough issue to solve.
A great way to change this is through performance related pay (PRP). PRP is differ
Hiring employees is pretty straightforward - but it's hard to figure out ways to keep them highly motivated.
One method that some companies use is co