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Many employers operate contractual or discretionary bonus schemes to incentivise their employees.
A major legal issue for employers is to decide whether bonuses under the scheme are intended to be contractual or discretionary, and ensure that this is clearly reflected in the relevant employees’ contracts of employment.
2 Dec 2019
We round up the most significant cases of the year including legal judgments on CCTV, restrictive covenants, enhancing shared parental leave, collective bargaining and more...
4 Oct 2019
A Muslim woman has been awarded more than £22,000 in compensation after a company director made derogatory comments about her...
6 Sep 2019
John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, has said a future Labour government could ban bonuses in the City, unless the financial...
13 Aug 2019
Wages are growing at their fastest rate for 11 years, according to official figures released today. Unemployment increased slightly and the number of vacancies fell for the sixth consecutive time.
28 May 2019
Church Commissioners, the organisation that manages the assets of the Church of England, has a huge pay gap between its...
10 May 2019
A former NatWest employee has won a £150,000 pay out after it emerged she was earning thousands of pounds less than a male colleague.
5 Apr 2019
There may not have been a dramatic change in the gender pay gap, but HR, analytics and reward specialists are far from gloomy about what the latest crop of reports reveals
7 Mar 2019
A slump in profits has seen the John Lewis Partnership cut its staff bonus to the lowest level in 66 years, the retailer has announced.
14 Feb 2019
More than half of all staff in managerial and professional roles received a bonus last year, according to XpertHR analysis....
13 Feb 2019
Almost a third of organisations that have submitted their gender pay gap reports for this year have published erroneous data,...
10 Jan 2019
John Lewis Partnership may not pay its staff a bonus this year, despite having the funds to do so, as...
21 Nov 2018
Packaging, environmental and waste management compliance business Comply Direct landed the Employee Benefits Award at the Personnel Today Awards 2018...
7 Nov 2018
The chief executive of one of the UK’s largest housebuilders, has left his role because the controversy over his £75m...
20 Aug 2018
With statistics suggesting autumn is the most popular season to give birth, Beverley Sunderland clarifies some lesser known maternity rights...