Employment Tips 2016

Employment Tips 5 matters to be aware of in the coming year There have been some dramatic changes in the Legal environment of employment law this year and employers would be well advised to take a close look at their policies, procedures and protocols, to ensure that they are up to date. The new Conservative Government’s policy changes, unhindered by the restraint of the coalition government are dramatic and may be considered onerous from an HR perspective. The National Living wage The introduction of the National Living Wage presents a big change to the old minimum wage and will require employers to introduce changes to ensure that staff over the age of 25 are receiving the new figure of £7

Terms and Conditions

Whether you provide services or goods, your terms and conditions regulate the relationships that you have with your customers and suppliers. As the law changes, and your business and customers change, so must your terms and conditions so that they can continue to protect your business and ensure that you are in a strong position just in case anything should go wrong. You may need more than one set of terms if you are providing and receiving services and both sets of terms ought to be fair but should favour you and the way you do business. You may do a lot of business on line. You will perhaps need a different set of terms of business for your on line contracts. You may need your web site man

Credit control

Slow and non-paying customers not only affect your cash flow, they also divert your energies away from growing your business. So it’s important to get this under control and do everything you can to reduce the possibility of not being paid for the work you do. Here are a few steps to help you speed up payments that are owed to you: Get clear Terms and Conditions Ensure that your standard terms and conditions include a right to charge interest for late payment and a right to recover the costs of debt recovery. A customer who realises that it will cost them more money if they fail to pay promptly will be encouraged to do so. Ask for payment upfront Ask for a deposit, advance or payment on

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