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  • Annual Leave Update

    Annual Leave Update

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021

    We’ve had a lot of queries about annual leave recently and thought it would be helpful to issue a brief update covering the two main issues we have been asked about.  This is probably becaus…

  • COVID VACCINE - Can employers insist that staff have it?

    COVID VACCINE - Can employers insist that staff have it?

    Monday, January 18, 2021

    Last week we received a number of queries about the COVID vaccine the most common asking if employers can insist that workers get vaccinated.
    Employers should support staff in getting…
  • Payslips

    Payslips

    Friday, January 8, 2021

    The Isle of Man Employment and Equality Tribunal issues "best practice" guidance in regards to Payslips.

    Employers have had to issue an itemised pay statement to workers when they get paid …

  • Annual Leave Regulations (2)

    Annual Leave Regulations (2)

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

    Carrying forward leave as a result of the effects of Coronavirus.
    We previously posted an update about the Annual Leave Regulations being amended to allow workers to carry forward their…
  • Amendment to Annual Leave Regulations

    Amendment to Annual Leave Regulations

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020

    The Annual Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2020.

    Tynwald has approved the Regulations which will come into force on 7th June 2020.

    The Amendment to the Regs.  will apply where a worker has n…

  • ADVICE FOR OFFICES - RETURNING TO WORK

    ADVICE FOR OFFICES - RETURNING TO WORK

    Thursday, May 21, 2020

    The overall guidance remains that employers must take necessary steps for all employees to be able to work from home, and working from home should be promoted where possible.

    In light of th…

  • Annual Leave

    Annual Leave

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    We have had lots of enquiries recently about annual leave/holidays in the current situation. Below are the main points but do get in touch if you have a different query.

    1) Holidays con…

  • Health & Safety Detriment and Dismissal

    Health & Safety Detriment and Dismissal

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    Employers and their staff have a joint responsibility to ensure that everyone in work is able to work safely. This is of particular interest at the moment, as more businesses begin to open a…

  • Enquiries by Phone

    Enquiries by Phone

    Monday, April 20, 2020

    Most of the team are working from home and there is only one person going into the office. When that person is in, they can only answer the phone one call at a time.

    So, if you are calling …

  • CHANGE OF CONTRACT & SUPPORT AVAILABLE

    CHANGE OF CONTRACT & SUPPORT AVAILABLE

    Tuesday, March 17, 2020

     

    We are receiving a significant number of enquiries around Coronavirus and therefore have produced some information below around making changes to contracts of employment.

    We will frequen…

  • Equality Act Training

    Equality Act Training

    Thursday, December 19, 2019

    Would you like some free training on the Equality Act?

     

    If so then please let us know as we are going to deliver an overview of the Act starting in early January to cover the following:-

  • Minimum Wage Increase

    Minimum Wage Increase

    Saturday, September 28, 2019

    New Minimum Wage Rates

    Tynwald has recently approved the following rates, to come into effect from 1 October 2019:

    Description

    Rate

    Over compulsory school age

    but un…

  • Employment & Equality Tribunal Rules 2018

    Employment & Equality Tribunal Rules 2018

    Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    With the introduction of the first protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2017, as of the 1st January 2019 the Employment Tribunal is now known as Employment and Equality Tribunal.

    T…

  • Minimum Wage Changes

    Minimum Wage Changes

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    New Minimum Wage Rates

    Tynwald has recently approved the following rates, to come into effect from 1 October 2018:

    Description Rate
    Over compulsory school age but under 18 £5.…
  • Protecting An Employers Reputation

    Protecting An Employers Reputation

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

     

    Protecting an employer's reputation.

    Employees, whether the public face of an organisation or behind the scenes are clearly the key to an employer's reputation i.e. how it is perceived b…

  • Increases to the Minimum Wage

    Increases to the Minimum Wage

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    From 1st June 2017 the minimum rates will be as follows.

    For a worker:

    • Aged 25 years and over - £7.50
    • aged 21 years and over - £7.20
    • aged 21 or over, receiving training accredited by t…
  • Increases to the Maximum Awards

    Increases to the Maximum Awards

    Monday, August 1, 2016

    With effect from the 1st August 2016, increases have been made to the maximum amount of a weeks pay and to the maximum amount of the compensatory award in Employment Tribunal claims for unfa…

  • Changes to the Employment Act - Work Permit Fees

    Changes to the Employment Act - Work Permit Fees

    Tuesday, March 1, 2016

    In October 2015 the Employment Act was changed to make it unlawful for an employer to deduct the cost or to receive payment for a work permit fee from an employee. The change means that an e…

  • Zero hours contracts - Key points

    Zero hours contracts - Key points

    Friday, November 20, 2015

    Zero hours contracts normally mean there is no obligation for employers to offer work, or for workers to accept it.

    Most zero hours contracts will give staff 'worker' employment status.

    Ze…

  • Changes to the law regarding work permit fees

    Changes to the law regarding work permit fees

    Friday, September 25, 2015

    From October 2015 it is unlawful for an employer to deduct money from an employees wages or to receive payment from an employee in regard to a work permit fee.

    This means that even if you h…

  • Guidance for employers on the law on preventing illegal working

    Guidance for employers on the law on preventing illegal working

    Friday, May 22, 2015

    Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 (of Parliament) as extended to the Isle of Man by the Immigration (Isle of Man) Order 2008 makes it a criminal offence for a person to employ…

  • Social Media

    Social Media

    Monday, June 3, 2013

    More issues are occurring in the work place because of social media and our advise is to have a policy to deal with the positive and negative implications.

    Please see below our thoughts on …