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Death in service benefits factsheet

Introduction Many occupational pension schemes include death in service benefits. The benefits are typically paid to the spouse/civil partner and/or dependants of the deceased employee if the employee dies before receiving

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Directors duties factsheet

The Companies Act 2006 (the Act) introduced new provisions on directors` duties, which came into force on 1 October 2007.   The Act includes a statutory statement of directors` duties, which

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Jury service factsheet

Background  An individual who is summoned must make himself available to serve on a jury, unless: He is mentally disorderedHe is disqualified from jury serviceIf there is a good reason

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Bonuses factsheet

Bonus schemes and any benefits are usually categorised as either: Contractual or non-contractual -  i.e. right to participate in a bonus schemeDiscretionary or non-discretionary - i.e. potential benefit under the

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Deductions from wages factsheet

No deductions may be made from a worker`s wages unless:The deduction is allowed by law e.g. deduction of PAYE and NIThe deduction is allowed by the worker`s contractThe worker has

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Time off for training factsheet

Legal framework   The right for employees to request time off work to undertake study or training was introduced by the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009. The law has

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