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Understand the impact of latest case law on payroll

In the current climate, National Minimum Wage and Employment Status are the highest profile topics employers must consider when employing staff and running payroll.

With the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Pimlico Plumbers case, recent case law on Uber and City Sprint Couriers, and the enormous growth in the gig economy - which will only make these issues bigger - organisations must carefully consider the correct status of their staff to ensure they stay legally compliant.

These issues have a significant impact on costs, conditions and employee protection. The ever-changing IR35 landscape provides payroll and HR with further challenges, and this will also be covered on the course.

The treatment of National Minimum Wage has also been under the microscope as HMRC increases its review of organisations and what employers consider time worked, employee deduction and correct levels of pay for work.

With over 400 companies being named and shamed for inconsistency or failure to pay the correct income, employers need to ensure that their payroll correctly reflects the latest regulations and case law.

This course will assist employers in understanding the employment status of existing and future staff and will also review the rules and possible pitfalls complying with NMW standards.

Your payroll course overview:

Learn Payroll With Face 2 Face Training



Learn Payroll With Face 2 Face Training

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Learn Payroll With Face 2 Face Training



Learn Payroll With Face 2 Face Training

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Learn Payroll With Face 2 Face Training



This course is perfect for anyone with responsibility for running compliant payrolls together with HR and recruitment teams who need to understand the correct status of appointing employees.

Delegates will gain a full understanding of these two key payroll issues enabling a them to avoid breaching NMW rules, avoid company fines and contract staff under the correct employment regulations.


  • NMW Act 1998
  • Requirements of an employer
  • Those who are entitled to NMW/NLW
  • Those who are not entitled
  • Definitions of workers: who is and is not considered a worker
  • Work: what counts or does not count as work
  • What rules do and do not impact on the hourly rate
  • Accommodation
    • How the offset works
  • Compliance
  • Disputes
  • HMRC enforcement
    • Penalties
    • Case Law
    • Name and Shame List.

Employment Status

  • Identification of employment status
  • Employed or self-employed
  • Reason for correct identification of
    • Employee
    • Worker
  • Legislation
  • Penalties
  • Employer liability
    • Case Law
  • Problematic employments
    • Agency workers
    • Office holders
    • Sub-contractors
    • Personal Service Companies
  • IR35
    • Current rules
    • Public off-payroll working
    • Private off-payroll working consultation

"I have always found the Learn Centre to be helpful and supportive of not only mine but the team's payroll training needs. The blended learning approach works well for me and I would not hesitate to recommend them as a Payroll training specialist provider not only for online delivery (e-learning) but also face 2 face and in-house. The Payroll Professionals Conference is also a great networking opportunity."

Kresh Veerasamy - Payroll Manager at Cancer Research UK

"Cintra HR & Payroll Services has a long standing relationship with The Learn Centre – they are an absolutely integral part of the payroll community. Their training courses and annual conference are a must for all payroll professionals and not just for up to the minute technical topics: their training really puts payroll and payroll issues into context, taking into account commercial, economic and political influences."

Carsten Staehr - CEO at Cintra HR & Payroll Services

"When setting up a Shared Service Centre, The Learn Centre played a key role in our award winning Payroll Academy, delivering a blended learning experience combining both classroom based training and an e-learning solution. The course delivery, the training materials and overall learning experience was excellent."

Michael Stevenson - Payroll Manager at Queen's University Belfast

"I have attended many of The Learn Centre’s training courses in recent years. They are always of the highest professional standard and deliver updates on complicated HR and Payroll legislation, but in an easy to understand format. I would gladly recommend The Learn Centre to any potential client who is looking for HR & Payroll training courses, bespoke in-house training or expert advice."

Michael Stevenson - Payroll Manager at Queen's University Belfast

"My team always attends the annual Payroll and HR Update course. Essential information covering often complex legislative changes, always presented by excellent trainers with in depth knowledge of their subject. A 'must attend' course for any serious payroll professional."

Deon Piovesan - Finance and Payroll Manager at Westminster Kingsway College

"I've booked the HR and Payroll Update course most years and during roles with at least 3 different employers. One thing remains the same; a course that is relevant, well delivered and enjoyable and that is key when trying to retain the many pieces of legislation changes to which payroll professionals are exposed."

Tracey Hinton - Payroll Manager at Wilson James Limited

"I have used The Learn Centre on a number of occasions and have found it provides a great platform to gain the knowledge required to carry out my job. I started off with the Payroll Technician course and this in-depth learning gave me a great foundation of payroll knowledge to build upon and give me the confidence to progress up the career ladder, well worth it and would certainly recommend, no matter what level you are at there will be a course/qualification that can help you."

Ayman Zagloul - Assistant Payroll Supervisor at Queen's University Belfast

"Payroll may not be the most exciting of topic for some but The Learn Centre really bring it to life - the brilliant networking opportunities with fellow professionals is an added bonus. They cover an amazing range of topics too – if you need to upskill, then The Learn Centre is the organisation to help you do it."

Carsten Staehr - CEO at Cintra HR & Payroll Services

"I have chosen The Learn Centre both for my own knowledge base and in-house training courses for my teams for many years. I have always been extremely impressed with the content of the courses, people engagement and the positive feedback from my staff."

Ann Chesher - Payroll Consultant at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service