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The National Minimum Wage & Statutory Payments

New Full-day course

£ 329 +VAT per person

£329 +VAT
per person

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The National Minimum Wage & Statutory Payments

Full-day course

Course prices:

Classroom: £329 +VAT per person

Course overview

The correct administration of the national minimum wage and statutory payments is very important and administrative errors can have a damaging and lasting impact. Regulations are constantly evolving, so it is vital to keep yourself up to date when dealing with payments relating to sickness, maternity, paternity, holidays and termination. Errors can result in fines, penalties and employee tribunal claims and as HMRC continue to step up their enforcement efforts, there is also the growing risk of prosecution and reputational damage.

This practical and interactive one-day course guides you through the national minimum wage requirements, explains your legal obligations regarding all statutory payments and advises the most effective means of implementation. It will help you to understand who is eligible for statutory payments and who is excluded; how payments are calculated; how they can be recovered; and what records need to be kept. It will also give you an insight into the way HMRC are now investigating potential offences, how best to work with them and the enforcement powers, financial penalties and other sanctions at their disposal. 

The course is designed and presented by a payroll industry expert who will deliver the hard facts and directly answer your questions on the issues facing your organisation. It will give you confidence in your ability to accurately apply the rules and avoid costly errors. You will also get a heads-up on further legal changes due to come into force in the coming months.

Who should attend?

This course will benefit all payroll staff who process the statutory payments and other people in the finance function who need to be aware of the impact that the payments have on the cost to the organisation. It will also benefit HR staff who have a responsibility for ensuring that their organisation is meeting all its obligations to make statutory payments to its employees.

What will you learn?

  • Why are so many organisations being found guilty of not complying with the requirements of the national minimum wage?
  • What factors must we take into account when determining the hours actually worked by an employee?
  • What are the common mistakes being made by employers that have resulted in HMRC levying financial penalties in respect of NMW non-compliance?
  • Who is entitled to the NMW and who is excluded?
  • How must back-dated NMW payments be calculated?
  • What are the powers and methods used by HMRC to investigate NMW underpayments?
  • Who is entitled to statutory maternity leave and what obligations do we have to the employee during their period of leave?
  • Can an employee extend their period of maternity leave?
  • What is the relationship between maternity leave and annual leave? How does that affect pay?
  • What happens to an employee’s maternity pay if a salary increase takes place during the period of maternity leave?
  • What about statutory paternity leave – who is entitled to it?
  • What should we do if a person does not take the statutory paternity leave to which they are entitled?
  • How does statutory adoption leave differ to statutory maternity leave?
  • What is shared parental leave and what obligations does an employer have to agree to such requests?
  • How is shared parental leave certified and managed?
  • Can male and female employees taking shared parental leave be paid different rates of shared parental pay?
  • How should Keeping in Touch (KIT) days be managed and remunerated?
  • Is every employee entitled to statutory sick pay?
  • What are the typical things that go wrong with sick pay and what should you do to make employees aware of their obligations?
  • What is changing regarding statutory sick pay?
  • What happens if an employee falls ill while on annual leave?
  • What are the rules about carrying over or rolling up holiday pay?
  • What are the different types of holiday pay and which ones are protected?
  • Which statutory payments are recoverable from HMRC and how is it done?
  • What should we be aware of when terminating an employee’s contract – what notice is required and what is the employee entitled to in terms of severance pay?
  • What is Post-Employment Notice Pay and how is it calculated?
  • If the employee’s job is redundant, what is their entitlement to statutory redundancy payments and what notice is required?
  • What are the typical penalties that HMRC levy for non-compliance?
  • What do we need to know about the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill?
  • What is the position regarding grand parental leave?

Extra benefits

  • course pack containing the information presented on the day
  • Copies of the exercises discussed during the presentation 
  • certificate of attendance
  • Complimentary refreshments and lunch provided

Course presenters

  • Jo Marshall

    Jo has more than 20 years’ experience of working in payroll roles, most recently for a software house with many external clients. She now runs her own payroll services company and delivers consultancy and training on payroll issues for a variety of clients.

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