Rise to Statutory Pay Rates Forecast

Inflation and interest have been in the news this week with the latter rising to try and stem the former. The announcement this week forecast the longest recession since the 1920s with interest rates likely to rise above 4% by 2024. In addition to impacting the cost of living and cost of doing business it [...]

By |2022-11-04T13:17:59+00:00November 4th, 2022|PJH & Industry News|0 Comments

Holiday Pay – Calculation For Casual Workers’ Holiday Pay Spreadsheet Fun!

Last month we covered the case of Brazel v Harpur Trust and how this has changed the way holiday pay should be calculated for casual, bank or zero hours workers. In essence the new method means, depending on work patterns, employees could potentially double their holiday pay. In some circumstance the holiday pay could be [...]

By |2022-10-07T12:18:28+00:00October 7th, 2022|PJH & Industry News|0 Comments

PPE

Those employers who are providing staff with face masks during the pandemic should note that it has come to this firm’s attention that a number of masks, made in China, have been falsely accredited as meeting CE Status using forged documents from a Notified Body. These masks are said to meet the FFFP1, 2 or [...]

By |2021-06-08T08:32:25+00:00June 4th, 2021|PJH & Industry News|0 Comments

PJHLaw – Affordable Risk Management

The firm’s new Affordable Risk Management cloud based HR software is set to be released soon. The software is modular and includes: HRM Database (personnel records and data management) with an Employee Portal and login for e-learning and booking holiday. Document management which includes a Legal Doc library and creating and editing Contracts, Letters, and Handbooks. [...]

By |2021-06-02T16:17:49+00:00May 28th, 2021|PJH & Industry News|0 Comments

PJHLaw News – Affordable Risk Management (ARM)

PJH Law is pleased to announce that its online business will be re-launching in June 2021. The product suite includes a full learner management system as well as HR online tools and e-learning courses. The full suite is here. The full range of e-learning courses is here. Any reader who wishes to beta test the [...]

By |2021-06-02T16:21:20+00:00May 21st, 2021|PJH & Industry News|0 Comments

April 2021 Newsletter

  Hello and welcome to our  bumper newsletter  to take you in to the Bank Holiday weekend. Worker Status First up is the Uber case. The Supreme Court rejected Uber’s appeal and held all Uber’s drivers were workers. Workers have fewer employment rights than employees but are still entitled to: The National Minimum Wage. All [...]

Upcoming Changes to the Furlough Scheme and Lockdown.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to unveil changes to the Government's furlough scheme sometime today. The scheme is currently subsidising 80% of wages for workers temporarily furloughed due to the coronavirus pandemic up to a maximum of £2,500.00. There have been suggestions that the level of wages subsidised will be cut to 60% or less. [...]

A ray of light?

As the death rate hopefully continues to fall and the curves make their way downwards, we await the details of the government’s exit plan. With Rishi Sunak making it clear that the furlough scheme is likely to be wound down gradually (it currently runs until the end of June) as the cost is unsustainable (taxpayers [...]

April 2020 Newsletter

Despite April only having 30 days, the seemingly longest month of our lives has ended, which means it is time for our employment law update to round up some of the employment law news of the month. COVID-19 has dominated all news including employment law but will only feature as a segue or McGuffin into [...]

PJH Law are offering…

  free telephone advice appointments on Friday 17 April 2020 for employers or employees affected by Covid19, call Emma Roberts on 01780 757589 to book an appointment with one of our Solicitors.

Your weekend reading is now available. Everything you wanted to know about furlough but were afraid to ask

Q & A Employer Questions How long will the Job Retention Scheme be available for? At present, the Government have indicated it will last for 3 months from March 1st to the end of May 2020 Can employees be brought into the scheme who are already on sick leave or receiving SSP/CSP due to self-isolation? [...]

Your handy guide to key HR terms in the age of Covid-19

PJH Law has been helping employers through this difficult period. Here are some key terms that explain the different options. Key Terms: Short time is less than half a week’s work and pay in any one week for the purposes of redundancy pay under section 147, but any one workless day in any week for [...]

The 358 page long Coronavirus Act 2020 received Royal Assent yesterday.

The Act introduces a wide range of measures. Tucked away in section 8 and schedule 7 of the Act (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2020/7/pdfs/ukpga_20200007_en.pdf - see page 96), is a new right for workers (note workers – not only employees) to take Emergency Volunteering Leave. The provisions only apply to employers with a headcount of 10 or more. The [...]