vivoHR & Training Blog

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 date 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...

Tribunal Fees are unlawful

Employment tribunal fees are unlawful and unconstitutional, The Supreme Court ruled on 26 July. The Government must now repay all tribunal fees to claimants who have paid them since they were introduced in 2013. We understand that fees will stop being charged...

EU Citizens working in your business

EU citizens who work in your business may have a little clearer idea on their likely status post-Brexit. Theresa May has set out her proposals that qualifying EU citizens will be able to apply for settled status if they have lived in the UK for 5 years or more after a...

Summer is all fun, fun, fun until work gets in the way!

Summer has arrived in style this week, despite not being able to sleep the Vitamin D is feeling pleasantly restocked! The high temperatures aren't set to last but summer is here and we (hopefully) have a few months of warm days and long nights ahead of us, but we also...