Calculating holiday pay for zero hours, term-time only employees: what you need to know following the case of Brazel v The Harpur Trust UKEAT/0102/17/LA

In the case of Brazel v The Harpur Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that the ACAS guidance in respect of paying part-time employees and workers on irregular hours a maximum of 12.07% of their annualised hours for holiday pay is incorrect. By way of background, this accrual rate derives from the fact that the standard working year is......

The Pimlico Plumbers case – making it harder for employers to justify ‘self-employed’ status

The Supreme Court today found in favour of plumber Gary Smith in his claim that he was entitled to sick pay and holiday pay, despite his employer Pimlico Plumbers claiming he was self–employed. Although he provided his own tools and could choose when he worked, Mr Smith worked solely for Pimlico, was required to wear their uniform and to work a min......

Employers must tackle their game plan before kick-off

With the 2018 World Cup about to kick-off in Moscow, football fans will have their eye on the ball, whether for England or their home country. And following England’s 2-1 win in its warm-up friendly with Nigeria, the tactics for the team are likely to be the focus of much debate. But it’s not just the players who need to warm up, as UK business ne......

The Beast from the East and the Journey to Work

Lucy Pakes from Ashtons HR Consulting looks at how to deal with employee absences due to adverse weather. “We have spare toothbrushes and sleeping bags” I was told a few years ago when working in the newspaper industry – key personnel were expected to come into work during adverse weather and to stay overnight to get the morning newspaper out.......

The government’s proposals in response to the Taylor Review

There is big news this morning regarding the government’s proposed response to the Taylor Review that considered the gig economy and the rights of workers last year. The Good Work Plan seeks to: enforce workers’ holiday and sick payprovide a list of day one rights to workers, including holiday and sick pay entitlements and a new right to a payslip......

Case Study - Sickness absence management

The management of sickness absence can be one of the most time-consuming aspects of people management. One of our clients had an issue with an employee whose work performance was not meeting the required standard – the client was concerned that the poor performance might be linked to a known medical condition. Ashtons HR Consulting were able to p......

Kathryn Pratt from Ashtons HR Consulting looks at the issue of presenteeism: https://t.co/cN8nmPrpQ2 #presenteeismhttps://t.co/SszzwKeR4Q
RT @LucyPakes: It was indeed a lovely evening with colleagues and clients https://t.co/8AAF4ypwMf