Sickness And Sick Pay

The most common reason for an employee being absent from work is time off because of sickness. An employee who takes time off claiming to be sick when they are not ill, will be guilty of misconduct, and subject to discipline and even dismissal. If an employee is unable to work due to illness, thatContinue reading “Sickness And Sick Pay”

Minimum Wage

All workers aged over the compulsory school leaving age (16 years old) must be paid the National Minimum Wage. There are different rates for adult workers (aged 21 and over), workers aged 18-20, young workers (16-17), and apprentices under 19, or over 19 and in the first year of their apprenticeship. Complex rules govern howContinue reading “Minimum Wage”


The law defines wages to include any fee, bonus, commission, holiday pay or other emolument of employment. It also includes Statutory Sick Pay, Statutory Maternity Pay, a guarantee payment, any sum payable for reinstatement or re-engagement, and non-contractual bonus payments. An employer may not make deductions from an employee’s wages or receive any payment fromContinue reading “Wages”