Will Moving Office Make Me Redundant?

Where you work is as much part of your terms and conditions of employment, as what work you do and how much you get paid. So if your boss asks you to move to another location, does that mean your old role is now redundant? This can be relevant for you if payment of redundancy compensation […]

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Can I Cash Up My Annual Holidays?

Have you been working a lot lately and not had the chance to take as many holidays as you’d like? Wish you could get some of that accumulated annual leave paid out to you instead? The good news: you can ask your employer to convert some of your annual holidays to cash. The law requires […]

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How to Comply With the Minimum Wage

The Government recently announced that the Minimum Wage will increase to $15.75 from 1 April this year. That’s a 50-cent increase from where it was, which is in line with the level of increase over the past several years. People’s opinions differ over whether the Minimum Wage is effective, or at least whether the level of […]

Is It Better To Be A Contractor Or An Employee?

If you had the option between being a contractor or an employee, what would you choose? There are benefits and disadvantages either way. This list will give you a sense of what is attractive about either option. You may find yourself naturally drawn to one or the other. Benefits Of Being An Employee Here are […]

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Parental Leave Permutations

The entitlements under the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987 are not easily summarised. The best summary I have seen is this table issued by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Yet, you almost need a degree to interpret it. However, that’s not the fault of the Ministry – it is a complicated […]