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HR challenges facing businesses in 2020

HR Challenges 2020 | HR Solutions

A decade ago, hardly anyone had heard of the gig economy and flexible working was a topic only approached with caution. The nine to five was very much the norm and working remotely was still only a dream for most employees. However, there have been huge technological, legislative and cultural changes in the last 10 […]

Virtual Employment Law Seminar | March 2020

Virtual Employment Law Seminar | HR Webinar | HR Solutions

Due to recent events in relation to coronavirus, we presented our Employment Law Seminar virtually in March this year. Throughout the webinar we aimed to make it interactive through audience participation in questions and answers and polls.  We discussed all current and future employment law topics including: Current Issues – Coronavirus, IR35, Jack’s Law, Good Work […]

Good Work Plan | Taylor Review

Good Work Plan | Taylor Review | HR Solutions | Employment Law

The government are pressing ahead with some key changes to several pieces of UK legislation that will come into effect in April 2020 affecting the contractual and working arrangements with staff. As part of the Industrial Strategy, the Prime Minister commissioned the independent Matthew Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices to ensure that the UK […]

National Minimum Wage (NMW) and other rate increases 2020

National Minimum Wage 2020 | HR Solutions | Employment Law

The government has confirmed it will raise the National Insurance threshold to £9,500 in 2020. The National Living Wage has also been increased by 6.2%.  The new rates are below. Further to the announcement of the most recent Budget in 2019, the new National Minimum/Living Wage will increase from 1st April 2020, as follows: Workers […]

Employment Rights and the Future for Workers

Employment Rights and Workers | HR Solutions

In relation to employment status, did you know that all employees are workers, but not all workers are employees? It is important for employers to distinguish the two correctly from the outset, as the statutory rights attached to each are different and getting this wrong can be costly. What is employment status?  The dividing line […]

Payslips

Payslips | Employment Rights Act | HR Solutions

Further to the Matthew Taylor review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy, which identified the need for greater clarification and increased protections for workers, it has been confirmed that two key changes to the Employment Rights Act 1996 will be in effect from 6th April 2019. Pay that varies according to hours worked Employers […]

Critics warn leaked immigration proposals could see the exploitation of migrant workers

Immigration & Recruitment | HR Solutions

The government has come under fire after leaked Home Office files reveal proposals to curb low-skilled EU migration. The leaked immigration proposals also show plans for stricter ‘right to work’ checks. The controversial proposals have seen the government accused of allowing bad bosses to exploit migrants and undercutting good employers.   The leaked draft proposals […]

The Taylor Review: what you need to know

Taylor Review | HR Solutions

Finally published a year after its announcement, “Good Work: The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices” runs to 116 pages and contains many recommendations for change, including several that are of particular interest to employers and HR teams.   ‘Worker’ status scrapped The Taylor Review proposes that a new category, ‘dependent contractor’, should replace the […]

What’s the future of the gig economy?

City Sprint | HR Solutions

Following the recent employment tribunals of City Sprint, Uber and Deliveroo workers, what is the future of the gig economy? For several years, the gig economy and self-employment in the UK has seen a steady rise. Self-employed people make up about 15% of the UK workforce. Between July and September 2016, an extra 213,000 people […]

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