Holiday pay and commission – an update

A long-running case relating to holiday pay and commission has finally come to an end in the Supreme Court. What happened? Mr Lock was a salesman, working for British Gas. On top of his basic pay, he was paid a monthly commission, the amount of which could vary depending on his sales figures. On average, […]

Statutory retention periods

On 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. This may seem a long way off but it is important that employers recognise it as a call to action regarding their obligations under data protection law and look at the records that they are keeping on their employees. In their role […]

The Payment Reporting Regulations – what to know, what to do

From 6th April 2017, new regulations will come into force requiring all large UK companies to prepare and publish reports on their payment practices, policies and performance. UK Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) will be similarly obliged under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000. Background Nearly half of all SMEs in the UK have experienced problems […]

Lift shaft maintenance – health and safety considerations

Although they are often very convenient and, when it comes to delivering heavy articles to upper floor properties, indispensable, lifts are nevertheless machines that operate in what can be very deep spaces indeed. It stands to reason that they have specific safety regulations which are designed to protect both those who use them and those […]