Introduction for Newsletter 16.09.09Wednesday, September 16th, 2009
There are two categories of news items this week – those of an international nature, including a consultation for consideration by employers who are sponsors of immigrants under the points-based Tier system, and two important European Court of Justice cases.
The Gassmayr case, as yet just an Opinion provided by an Advocate General, relates to the payments that must be included when calculating average earnings for SMP purposes. It does not appear to create any significant problems for UK employers. The other case, however, has the potential to throw most UK employers into disarray. What do you do when an employee goes off on holiday and then claims to be sick? Read the Pereda decision carefully!
The Employer FAQs in the last two newsletters looked at maternity and medical suspension, both of which require payments to made using the “week’s pay” rules. This week we remind you how “a week’s pay” is calculated for hourly-paid employees.
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