Minimum wages - reputation and enforcement

13 February 2018

Join the CIPP, IES and Eversheds-Sutherland for a half day briefing on minimum wages. Places are still available in Manchester 9 March, Birmingham 13 March and London 28 March.

Three keynote speakers are delivering sessions on a number of dates and in various locations through February and March.

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.