Employment & HR - Flexible & part-time working

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FLEXIBLE WORKING - 08.04.2024

Should you trial a four-day working week?

The 4 Day Week Campaign and think tank Autonomy have launched a new initiative called 4ugust, under which you would give your staff a four-day week, while keeping salaries the same, for the month of August. Is it worth considering?
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MINIMUM WAGE - 06.03.2024

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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FLEXIBLE WORKING - 06.03.2024

New Acas Code of Practice on flexible working requests

A new draft statutory Acas Code of Practice on requests for flexible working and the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023 are both expected to come into force on 6 April 2024. What provisions are in the Acas Code of Practice?
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FLEXIBLE WORKING - 28.02.2024

Employee denied permanent homeworking loses claim

An employee who was denied permanent homeworking by her employer following her flexible working request has lost her employment tribunal claim. What does this mean for similar flexible working requests?
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MINIMUM WAGE - 28.02.2024

Removal of live-in domestic worker exemption

Amending legislation. The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2024 will come into force on 1 April 2024 to remove regulation 57(3) National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015 (see The next step ). This currently provides an exemption from the national minimum wage (NMW) for work done by a worker in relation to their employer’s family household where: (1) they reside in their employer’s family home; (2) they are not a member of that family but are treated as such, in particular as regards the provision of living accommodation/meals and the sharing of tasks and leisure activities; (3) they are neither liable to any deduction nor to make any payment for the accommodation/meals; and (4) if the work had been done by a member of the employer’s family, it wouldn’t be treated as performed under a worker’s contract. Implications. From 1 April 2024, live-in au pairs/nannies and other live-in domestic workers must be paid at least the NMW. The next step For the amending regulations, visit https://www.tips-and-advice.co.uk , Download Zone, year 26, issue 5. ...
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MINIMUM WAGE - 07.02.2024

Are you really minimum wage compliant?

Although the age-related national minimum wage rates are straightforward to understand, the rest of the law that applies to the minimum wage is complex. What are the key areas where you might go wrong when it comes to compliance?
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Employment & HR - Flexible & part-time working

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MINIMUM WAGE - 06.03.2024

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?
Read more

FLEXIBLE WORKING - 28.02.2024

Employee denied permanent homeworking loses claim

An employee who was denied permanent homeworking by her employer following her flexible working request has lost her employment tribunal claim. What does this mean for similar flexible working requests?
Read more

FLEXIBLE WORKING - 06.03.2024

New Acas Code of Practice on flexible working requests

A new draft statutory Acas Code of Practice on requests for flexible working and the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023 are both expected to come into force on 6 April 2024. What provisions are in the Acas Code of Practice?
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