How to conduct a fair disciplinary hearing

As your business and team grows it’s likely that from time to time you may experience some unforeseen challenges with your employees that you will have to deal with. We recognise that it’s important to the smooth running of your business to be able to nip these things...

Free HR Health Checks – Fife Business Week

As part of Fife Business Week, The HR Booth are offering businesses a free HR health check in a relaxed environment over a cup of tea or coffee. Appointments are on a 1-1 basis and are aimed at businesses which employ staff.  The aim of the health check is to discuss...

Employee Shareholder Contracts – Update

Following Wednesday’s budget, we announced plans that these shareholder contracts would come into force on 1 September 2013. We now have an update, as The House of Lords has voted against clause 27 of the Growth and Infrastructure Bill, which is the clause...

Employment Law Changes

Historically, employment legislation changes come into force each April and October.  However, this year this is changing and we are seeing various changes happening throughout the year.  For a business owner, this can be quite a stressful thought, but that’s...

Parental Leave Changes

The legislation around parental leave changed on 8 March 2013, increasing from 13 weeks to 18 weeks. What does this mean for employers? You will need to update your employee handbooks to reflect these changes and ensure your employees are aware of this. What if I...

Pensions – Auto Enrolment

We are happy to provide free advice to employers via our pension providers on the auto-enrolment and what it means for your business. If you would like to know more about this service, please contact https://www.thehrbooth.co.uk/contact and we will be happy to...

National Minimum Wage

If you employ staff, you should be aware that the national minimum wage rates change from 1st October 2012.  The updated rates are listed below: £6.19 – the main rate for workers aged 21 and over £4.98 – the 18-20 rate £3.68 – the 16-17 rate for...

Employment Law Changes October 2012

Larger employers subject to new pensions duties The first staging date is 1 October  for larger employers (those employing 120,000+) to comply with their new pensions duties. They have to: Auto-enrol eligible jobholders into a qualifying pension scheme and make...