vivoHR & Training Blog

Workers v’s Self Employed Result for Uber

Uber drivers are workers and not self-employed contractors - this decision was reached by the Employment Appeal Tribunal on Friday and agreed with the previous Employment Tribunal decision. So what next? Well it is widely anticipated that Uber will appeal to the...

Holiday Pay and Overtime Rules

This is the email I just sent to a client who is unsure if they are paying correctly when it comes to holiday pay. Is it any wonder employers get confused and get stuff wrong sometimes ...?! The problem is that the rules around holiday pay keep changing! It was first...

The gig economy – the debate goes on

The gig economy debate rumbles on - with the employment tribunal appeal ruling on the Uber case due Friday it might seem that we are maybe one step closer to a resolution, but in fact that seems unlikely as both sides have said they'll appeal to the supreme court if...

Apprentices – do you know what you need to be doing for yours ?

Do you have apprentices? Are you up to date on the requirements? We're rapidly discovering that not many employers are aware of the rules that came into effect earlier this year about apprenticeships. It doesn't seem that all training providers / assessors are keeping...

Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill

The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill gets a second reading in parliament today and if passed it may be law by 2020. This proposes that all parents will, from day one of employment, be entitled to time off work if they lose a child under the age of 18. With a...

Pension Auto-enrolment

vivoHR has a staging dateĀ of January 2018 or pension auto-enrolment and I'm delighted to say that we're getting our plan in place now so that we'll be ready for that date. One less thing to stress about in the busy world of running your own business! If you are not...

Tribunal Fees, not quite the end of the story

Tribunal Fees abolished - not the end of the story...by a long shot! We recently reported that tribunal fees have been declared unlawful, and following that ruling in July immediately ceased to be payable, with a refund promised to anyone who paid a fee since their...

The ‘Gig Economy’

The "Gig Economy" - the debate over worker vs self-employed status continues We're interested to read a report this week that Pimlico Plumbers have been granted the right to appeal their case at the Supreme Court. A claim brought against Pimlico Plumbers has so far...

Voluntary overtime should now be included in holiday pay

Voluntary overtime should now be included in holiday pay. As we hope you are aware from our previous posts and newsletters covering this subject, compulsory overtime must be included when calculating holiday pay. We've long thought that voluntary overtime would be...