overtime

Did you know voluntary overtime must be included in holiday pay?

As an employer, you might not think that voluntary overtime should be included in holiday pay. Previously, there hasn’t been a black and white decision on this, but now there…

It’s a family affair

When you look at global giants like Nike, Facebook or Samsung, you probably don’t see them as family firms, but they are[1]. Maybe it’s one of the reasons they’ve done…

Leeds Employment Seminar: Now booking…

Many employers could be forgiven for feeling rather dazed and confused at present. Despite record levels of employment – and historically low interest rates – the UK continues to face…

Business apps

There’s an App for that

Can an App help you run your business? When you think of a growing business and technology, one generally cannot survive without the other. Whilst tech isn’t always 100% reliable,…

Hacked cyber data

Cyber, data and breaches – the facts

In the first quarter of 2017, the number of data breaches was 39% higher than the same period of 2016. This shows that cyber crime and hacking is an ever-expanding…

personal iinjury

Ogden discount rate looks set to increase premiums

When the Chancellor announced he was cutting the Ogden rate (also known as the discount rate or personal injury rate) from 2.5% to -0.75%, it sent shock waves through the…

anxiety at work

Supporting employees with anxiety at work

Key facts: Total number of work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2015/16 was 488,000 cases 11.7m days lost due to stress, depression or anxiety in 2015/16 In 2015/16 stress accounted…

Gender pay gap

Gender pay gap: an update

There has been much controversy surrounding the topic of the gender pay gap. Many stories have been released recently surrounding this topic. Recent stories include the BBC releasing information about their…

property landlord

If you have properties, you have insurance, but what does it all mean?

As a landlord you could have one property, you could have many. Regardless of the number or type of property, you have insurance. And, hopefully you have at least attempted…

gig economy

The GIG economy – are GIG workers right for your business?

Firstly, what is it? With so many new terms and phrases banded about, you could be forgiven for not even knowing what a gig worker is. In simple terms, a…