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Payroll & Holidays

  1. Understanding employment laws: Employers need to ensure that they are familiar with UK employment laws, including the minimum wage, working time regulations, and the entitlement to paid holiday.

  2. Calculating holiday entitlement: Employers must calculate an employee's holiday entitlement based on their length of service, hours worked, and other factors.

  3. Managing holiday requests: Employers must have a clear policy on how employees can request holiday and how requests will be approved or denied.

  4. Payroll processing: Employers need to ensure that they accurately calculate and process payroll, including any statutory payments such as sick pay and maternity pay.

  5. Record-keeping: Employers must keep accurate records of employees' hours worked, holiday entitlement, and any deductions made from their pay.

  6. Dealing with payroll queries: Employers must have a system in place to deal with payroll queries from employees, including queries about tax codes and other deductions.

  7. Communicating changes to employees: Employers need to communicate any changes to payroll or holiday entitlement to employees in a clear and timely manner.

  8. Compliance with HMRC regulations: Employers must ensure that they comply with HMRC regulations, including making accurate PAYE and National Insurance contributions and submitting timely tax returns.

  9. Keeping up-to-date with changes in employment law: Employers must stay informed about any changes to employment law that may impact payroll or holiday entitlement, such as changes to the minimum wage or working time regulations.

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