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HMRC are taking a tough stance on minimum wage breaches

HM Revenue and Customs are currently very active in investigating businesses who they feel are breaching the national minimum wage and national living wage legislation. The number of HMRC investigations opened up into Employers, over potential breaches, increased by 43% from 2775 in 2016/17 to 3975 in 2017/18 and this is set to continue. The […]

Respiratory Protective Equipment and Facial Hair

With the recent news that welding fume has been classified as carcinogenic to humans by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) there has been much talk in the workplace about respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and facial hair. Before we discuss respiratory protection it’s important to remember that any form of personal protective equipment, […]

Mental Health in the Workplace

Work-related stress and anxiety are estimated to be the second biggest occupational health problem in the UK and the government has now recognised the importance of mental health with Theresa May saying that “as a society we must face up to the fact mental health problems are everyone’s problem.” This includes employers. If your employees […]

When can employers lawfully deduct from employee wages?

One of three conditions has to be met for an employer to lawfully make deductions from wages or take payments from a worker. The deduction or payment must be: required or authorised by legislation (for example, income tax or national insurance deductions) authorised by the worker’s contract – provided the worker has been given a […]