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PAY - 17.05.2024

New tipping laws delayed until 1 October 2024

Delayed implementation. It had been expected that the Employment (Allocation of Tips) Act 2023 and a new statutory Code of Practice on fair and transparent distribution of tips would both come into force on 1 July 2024. However, the government has now published its response to its consultation on the draft Code , along with an updated version of the Code which has been laid before Parliament for approval, and this states that the Act and the Code are both now expected to be brought into force on 1 October 2024. The reasons for the delay aren’t clear. The accompanying government press release simply says that implementation has been delayed “due to extenuating circumstances” . Voluntary compliance? The press release goes on to encourage employers to follow the new rules immediately, before they come into legal effect. But if you’re going to be subject to the new rules, you don’t need to do this if you don’t want to; instead, you can give yourself an extra three months to prepare. ...
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PAY - 08.05.2024

Are pay secrecy clauses legal?

With salary levels and annual pay reviews often being a source of friction, particularly for those who feel they’re underpaid, can you include a clause in employment contracts prohibiting staff from discussing their salary and pay reviews?
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CONTRACTS - 01.05.2024

Changing an employment contract

If you need to change one or more terms of an employment contract for genuine business reasons, you have three main options to effect that change. What are they and what are the risks?
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PAY - 17.04.2024

Can you avoid new rules on tips?

A restaurant chain has removed its service charge and replaced it with a “brand charge”, seemingly to circumvent the new tipping legislation. Is this an option?
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PAY - 08.04.2024

Employee won’t work their notice - deduct from pay?

If an employee resigns but then refuses to work some or all of their contractual notice period, you might be tempted to deduct a sum from their outstanding wages to compensate you for their breach of contract. What’s the legal position on this?
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TERMINATION PAY - 03.04.2024

Compensating a departing director or employee

A dispute in the boardroom has resulted in one of the directors resigning from the firm. A financial settlement has been agreed to prevent the departure becoming acrimonious. Can the company apply the £30,000 exemption to the payment?
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Salary sacrifice and the minimum wage

HMRC has named another 524 employers for failing to pay the minimum wage, with salary sacrifice highlighted as an issue. What’s the problem here?
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CONTRACTS - 06.03.2024

Changing an employment contract

If you need to change one or more terms of an employment contract for genuine business reasons, you have three main options to effect that change. What are they and what are the risks?
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Compensating a departing director or employee

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