Payment in lieu of notice (PILON)

Warnings issued over using furlough pay to calculate redundancy pay outs

Employers could be unwittingly breaking the law by calculating redundancy pay outs based on furlough pay, rather than an employees’...

Calculating notice pay for employees on furlough

29 Apr 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was created at such speed that it created many unanswered questions. The government has...

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Top 10 HR questions November 2019: IR35, Christmas parties and PILON

3 Dec 2019

Pending a review announced by chancellor Sajid Javid, reforms to the IR35 rules are due to be extended to the...

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Top 10 HR questions August 2019: term-time holiday calculations

3 Sep 2019

How should you calculate holiday pay for a term-time worker without regular hours?
A recent Court of Appeal decision, The...

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Top 10 HR questions March 2019: Anonymous witness rights

2 Apr 2019

If a witness in a disciplinary procedure wishes to remain anonymous, how can the employer balance their privacy against the...

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Top 10 HR questions February 2019: Redundancy, FTCs and maternity leave

1 Mar 2019

When faced with the need to make redundancies, how should an employer decide which employees to select?
Redundancy exercises bring...

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Top 10 HR questions January 2019: Holiday pay, overtime and tax on exit payments

1 Feb 2019

How should employers deal with overtime when calculating holiday pay? Does it make a difference if the overtime is voluntary,...

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Top 10 HR questions May 2018: GDPR special category data

1 Jun 2018

Many HR professionals will have spent months preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Now it is finally in...

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The top 10 questions April 2018: taxation of termination payments and GDPR

4 May 2018

New rules on the taxation of termination payments came into force in April 2018. All payments in lieu of notice...

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Tax reform: Hidden traps in the changes to termination payments

6 Apr 2018

Employers should be prepared for several tax system reforms that are due to take effect this year, including changes to...

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How to deal with the risks of departing employees with a grudge

19 Dec 2017

Employees who are leaving under a cloud can cause problems, demonstrated recently when a Twitter employee hid President Trump’s account...

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Withdrawal of job offer made by agency costs employer £3,000

21 Aug 2016

An employment tribunal has ordered an employer to pay breach of contract damages after it withdrew a job offer made...

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Changes to tax on termination pay in April 2018

17 Aug 2016

The Government has cut back proposed changes to taxing termination payments, issuing new draft legislation that is expected to come...

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Employee notice periods: take part in our survey

25 Jul 2016

XpertHR is running a short benchmarking survey on employee notice periods, focusing on resignations outside the probationary period.
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Top 10 HR questions May 2016: Pro rata bank holidays

1 Jun 2016

With two bank holidays falling on Mondays in May, it is perhaps unsurprising that a question on pro rata bank holiday entitlement was the most popular on XpertHR in May.

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