Minimum wages - reputation and enforcement
11 January 2018
Join the CIPP, IES and Eversheds-Sutherland for a half day briefing on minimum wages. Areas covered include the consequences of a trebling in minimum wage jobs, increasing enforcement, current issues and reviewing your employment and reward models.
Three keynote speakers will be delivering sessions on a number of dates through January, February and March in the following locations:
The half day briefing covers the following:
Your reputation as an employer
- The court of public opinion
- Name and shame and criminal offences
- Broadening scope of minimum wage; are you prepared?
Minimum wages – key concepts
- Who qualifies, including home-workers, interns, agency workers and the self-employed
- Five rates: who gets what, including apprentices
- The basic calculation: amounts (treated as) paid divided by hours (treated as) worked
- Types of work: salaried, time, output, unmeasured
Some problem areas
- Pay averaging, annualised hours and time off in lieu: salaried hours or time worker?
- What constitutes ‘work’ and ‘working hours’: travel, sleep, waiting, security checks, piece-work
- What pay is included: overtime, shift premiums, allowances, benefits, salary sacrifice?
- Risk of detriment claims
- Deductions and payments that reduce pay and those that do not: work-wear and equipment, leavers, purchases from employer
Inspection, enforcement, punishment
- HMRC powers, their interpretation of the regulations and their obligation to BEIS
- Enforcement by the worker
- Record keeping, worker and HMRC access, and the burden of proof
- Small mistakes become big problems: arrears recalculated at today’s rate; fines at 200%
- Labour Market Enforcement Strategy 2018
Reviewing your employment model
- Workers, home workers and agency workers
- Time incurred v output achieved
- T&Cs, pay, benefits and pensions
- Beware of age discrimination
- Taylor Review update
For full details of when and where these events are being held and to book your place, go to Eversheds-Sutherland.