Different Types of Pay Structures

There are various different types of pay structures that can be implemented within an organisation, although the most suitable structure will depend on a number of factors including the nature and size of your business, the composition of the workforce, and the ways in which you want to incentivise and reward that workforce to meet […]

Fire And Rehire Rules (Employers’ Guide)

fire and rehire

‘Fire and rehire’ refers to when an employer dismisses an employee and rehires them on new terms. The new terms are generally less favourable for the individual than under their previous contract of employment. Firing & rehiring is a tactic typically used by employers who wish to vary the terms of their employees’ contracts but […]

Emergency Time Off Work Rules

emergency time off work rules

It’s a fact of life that employees may need to take time off work at some point to deal with an emergency. This could be time off work for family reasons or time off for medical reasons, or to attend a medical appointment for themselves or accompanying a dependant. Below we look at what the […]

Pros & Cons of Performance Related Pay

performance related pay

Performance related pay is any form of pay system in which some component of remuneration or salary progression is contingent on performance, either individually or jointly, usually measured against a set of pre-agreed objectives. The following practical guide for employers on implementing performance related pay sets out how this type of salary system works, the […]

Offering Voluntary Redundancy

Employers should consider all workforce options before pursuing compulsory redundancies. This includes offering voluntary redundancy. As a way to reduce headcount, ‘self selection’ for redundancy can bring a number of benefits. Voluntary redundancies are generally more straightforward to deal with than compulsory redundancies, and entail less stress and animosity between the employer and affected employees. […]

Short Time Working (Employer Guidance)

short time working

Short time working is when you reduce the hours of some or all of your employees, or pay them less than half a week’s pay. This could be during periods of lower demand or slowdown in the amount of work available. The employee should receive full pay unless their contract allows unpaid or reduced pay. […]

Retention of HR Records (Employers’ Guide)

retention of hr records

All employers, regardless of their size, will need to collect and retain certain data relating to each member of staff that they employ. HR records can cover a wide range of data relating to working for an organisation and arising naturally throughout the lifecycle of a person’s employment, from their job application and proof of […]

How to Write a Redundancy Letter

Employers have to act fairly and lawfully when making employees redundant. Communication with affected employees will be critical as you move through the redundancy process, to update employees, meet your legal obligations and avoid the risk of tribunal claims.   Role of the redundancy letter  Written notices will typically be needed to notify and inform […]

Directors’ Remuneration (Best Practice Guide)

Directors’ remuneration refers to how directors of a company are compensated by a company for their services usually fees, salary, use of company property or other benefits. The packages are first approved by shareholders and the board of directors. A number of regulations apply to how directors can be compensated, as well as best practices which […]

Directors’ Service Agreement: Protect Your Business

Directors have specific statutory duties and responsibilities in relation to the organisation, which should be addressed within a directors’ service agreement. More than a compliance requirement, the agreement can also be used by the business to protect its interests in the event of the director’s exit.   What is a directors’ service agreement? In many […]