Holiday pay and Overtime

  You cant have missed recent the publicity surrounding the ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) on holiday pay and overtime (Bear Scotland Ltd v Fulton and other cases).  It was the latest instalment in a line of cases that have looked at what must be included in holiday pay under the UK’s Working Time Regulations (WTR).…

Investors in People

  People Matters have always believed in the principles of Investors in People and we have worked with several companies to achieve and maintain the world best people management accolade. Niel has put together a plan, and is currently working with Bolton based IT company Eventura to be one of the few companies in the…

Flexible working rules change

  From 30 June all employees with at least 26 weeks’ continuous employment will be able to apply for flexible working.   At present, only parents with children under 17 and carers can do this. This legislation means that employers have a statutory duty to consider flexible working applications and employees have the right to appeal…

Acas launches new guidance on TUPE Transfers

  The TUPE rules apply to organisations of all sizes and protect employees’ rights when the organisation or service they work for transfers to a new employer.   Two situations There are two situations when the TUPE regulations may apply; business transfers and service provision transfers. In business transfers The TUPE regulations apply if a business or part of a…