Is your Social Media Policy up to date? A simple 'views my own' disclaimer won't protect companies from disreputable tweets. See here for details: People Management Talk to Camino HR to ensure your policy mitigates your risk.
From the 6th April 2016 the UK Government will replace the state pension scheme with a new flat-rate state pension. Find out what the new state pension means for employers along with advice and links to useful resources to help you explain the changes to your staff here: NSP
As the Government policy of allowing couples to share their parental leave reaches its one year anniversary, new research shows the take-up has been minimal. Shared Parental Leave was first introduced last April and was meant to allow women to return to work sooner after giving birth by giving parents the option of spreading almost a year's [...]
Workers aged 25 and over will be entitled to the national living wage rate of £7.20 per hour from the first pay reference period beginning on or after 1 April 2016. Employers should be aware that pay given up under a salary-sacrifice scheme does not count towards the minimum wage entitlement. Pay must not fall below the [...]
April usually sees an increase in the payments due for statutory employment rights and benefits. But this year only some of these are increasing. There will be a rise in statutory redundancy pay and in the amounts which can be awarded in tribunal claims, such as those for unfair dismissal. However, for the tax year [...]
A recent employment tribunal has awarded more than £63,000 for age discrimination to a salesperson who was nicknamed “Gramps” by his younger colleagues. Employers and their employees should be aware of the risk of inappropriate nicknames or you could be liable for discrimination claims. Age discrimination case Camino can provide guidance and briefing sessions for teams to [...]
Whilst you do not have to have an Employee Handbook or document your policies and procedures (other than those relating to discipline and grievance), it can save time and money to do so as shown here: Employee Handbooks Need help with your handbook? Camino HR can develop policies and procedures to suit your organisation.
The long-awaited draft rules on gender pay reporting have now been published. You should not, however, believe the headlines in the press saying that you do not need to focus on this until 2018: you should start planning now. All employers with at least 250 employees will need to take a snapshot of their gender [...]
Between now and 2018, every employer in the UK will have to offer their staff a workplace pension scheme. You will have to set up a pension scheme that meets certain minimum standards, automatically enrol some or all of your workers and pay contributions on their behalf. At Camino HR, our larger clients are all [...]