April 2020 – Changes to Employment Legislation

There are a number of changes taking place in April 2020 to employment legislation.   Some of these arise out of the government’s Good Work Plan which was published in December 2018 and which has been described as the government’s “vision for the future of the...

Workers v self-employed?

There have been a number of landmark cases recently in which people working in the so-called "gig" economy have been found to be workers, and therefore have access to various rights.  Typically these are individuals who work for a service organisation, and are paid for...

When is travel time working time…?

As a result of recent case law (the "Tyco" case) some employers may be required to pay their employees to travel to and from work.  This is only the case where: Employees are paid on an hourly rate They have no fixed place of work, and The employer...

Ban on exclusivity for zero hours contracts

From 26th May 2015, it will not be lawful to include or enforce an exclusivity clause for employees on zero hours contracts.  Under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 employees on contracts which do not have a minimum number of paid hours per...

Overtime pay during holidays

There has been a landmark case decided by the Employment Appeals Tribunal which suggests that employers should be paying workers their base pay plus overtime while they are on holiday.  Whilst it has been less well publicised, this could also include commission, travel pay and...

Free seminar on employing staff

We are running a seminar in association with Start my Biz on Friday 26th September on employing staff.  This will cover the basics of taking on new employees and will include: Contracts of employment Policies and handbooks Health and safety Induction and training Employment law basics The seminar is free for...

Seminar Series at Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce

Rachel Downer from Canterbury HR is running a series of seminars with Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce: For new employers there is a session on Starting to Hire Staff on 20th June at Maidstone and 3rd September at Ashford. Do you want to know How to Get the...

A new year’s resolution…

It's time to get your ducks in row!  Have you recently reviewed and updated your employment contracts to ensure that they are in line with the latest legislation?  Or perhaps you've been meaning to get your policies written down into a handbook but you haven't...