Tag Archives: employees

Health and safety

By law, employers are responsible for the health and safety of all employees, including those working from home. Employer responsibilities During the coronavirus pandemic, it’s very unlikely that employers can carry out usual health and safety risk assessments at an employee’s home. However, an employer should still check that: each employee feels the work they’re…

What you need to know about the change to holiday pay for workers without fixed hours or pay

Holiday pay, fixed hours, government change

If you’re a business with employees, it’s important to take note of the changes the government makes with respect to your staff.  As the majority of the UK workforce are full-time employees with fixed hours and pay, the rules are pretty standard. Typically on a fixed monthly salary, if a staff member takes a week’s…

Optional Remuneration Arrangements – (OpRA)

benefits, employees

The optional remuneration arrangement (OpRA) legislation was introduced on 6 April 2017 and replaces salary sacrifice. The new rules apply to any employee that is offered either cash or the alternative of a benefit in kind in their contract of employment.  Under these new rules, the taxable benefit is the greater of the cash amount…

Gifts of up to £50 to employees

  From April 2016 new rules were introduced to allow employers to provide their directors and employees with certain “trivial” benefits in kind tax free. The new rules were brought in as a simplification measure so that certain benefits in kind do not now need to be reported to HMRC as well as being tax…

Is my Employee Privacy Notice GDPR compliant?

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) organisations/businesses will have to provide their employees with information that explains how they as employers are processing an employee’s personal data.  This is often by means of a “Privacy Notice”.   This is an important document that an employer will need to prepare in order to become GDPR compliant.  …