Must Overtime always be Paid?

Must Overtime always be Paid?

Employers do not have to pay workers for overtime. However, average pay for the total hours worked must not fall below the National Minimum Wage.The first step to knowing whether overtime is payable, is to check within the employment contract. The contract should specify whether overtime must be approved in advance of it being worked…

Specialist HR Solutions Southampton, New Forest and Hampshire Managing Flexible Working – post Covid-19

Managing Flexible Working – post Covid-19

Flexible working can be extremely beneficial, allowing employees to create a strong work/life balance that can assist with personal commitments such as caring responsibilities.For employers, flexible working has the effect of lowering employee turnover, whilst enhancing the ability to retain valued employees and boosting workplace morale. Before the Covid-19 lockdown, many businesses were reluctant to…

HR advice from Specailist HR Solutions Southampton Hampshire: Redundancy – getting it right

Redundancy – getting it right

Employers need to follow clear procedures, both for collective and individual redundancies in order to ensure all redundancy dismissals are handled fairly, giving those employees affected by a proposed redundancy, a full opportunity to make representations.Going through a redundancy process can be traumatic for those affected and should be handled sensitively by employers. In addition,…

Expert advice about Casual Workers – avoiding disputes over employment status

Casual Workers – avoiding disputes over employment status

The three categories of employment status are employee, worker and self-employed. When considering the status of ‘casual workers’, the key question is commonly whether they are employees or workers.Employers often use the term ‘casual’ interchangeably with ’employee’ and ‘worker’. Under the Employment Rights Act 1996, ’employee’ and ‘worker’ are two different categories of status, with…

Expert advice about the Coronavirus Furlough Scheme

Furlough update

Rishi Sunak announced on 12th May 2020 that the Coronavirus Scheme will be extended until the end of October 2020. Until the end of July there are no changes, however, from August to October 2020, the scheme will continue on the basis that furloughed employees can be brought back part-time. If you need further information…

A few FAQS on Furlough

Can I rotate employees on Furlough leave? Yes. Employees can be put on furlough more than once so employers can, for example, place employee A on furlough, while Employee B continues to work. Then employee B can be put on furlough while employee A comes back to work. Employee A can then be furloughed again……

HR Advice from SpecialistHRSolutions: Employment Law - what’s new in 2020

Employment Law – what’s new in 2020

Changes to contracts of employmentFrom 6 April 2020, written statements of employment particulars must: Be issued to all workers – currently, only employees are entitled to written statements; Be issued on or before the first day of employment – currently, employers have two months from the start of employment to issue the statement; Be issued…