December 28, 2018

2018 – Year in Review for HR

As 2018 comes to an end, we look at five key employment law rulings and legislation changes, that have affected HR teams over the last 12 months.   1. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) concludes that if an employee is on call at home, it does count as Working Time   The case…

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December 20, 2018

Has “Merry Christmas” Passed its Shelf Life?

You’d be under the impression that Christmas has once again been cancelled this year if you believed everything written in the tabloid press! In an age of political correctness; what is the correct way to wish someone a “Merry Christmas”? Across the pond our American counterparts have re-branded Christmas as the holiday season where “Happy…

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December 17, 2018

Company Liable for Christmas Party Assault that left Employee Brain Damaged

When thinking about how you should prepare for your work Christmas party it’s important to have a clear understanding of your roles and responsibilities as an employer. Whilst rules may relax when the drinks are flowing, there’s very clear guidance in employment law that you as an employer are vicariously liable for the behaviour of…

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December 13, 2018

Mistletoe and #MeToo – Time to Retire a Christmas Tradition?

When you think of Christmas, lots of traditions spring to mind such as mince pies, mulled wine and mistletoe. However, the idea that if you meet someone under the mistletoe, you have to kiss them, does not sit easy with many of us. Especially at a work Christmas party. As an employer, should you remove…

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December 4, 2018

10 Festive Ideas to Boost Employee Wellbeing

December’s not the best is it? You go to work in the dark. And come home in the dark. You’re dreading snow because – let’s face it – the country will grind to a halt. You’ve heard ‘I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day’ eight times now. And no. You don’t. Because if it…

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November 30, 2018

5 Steps to Minimise the Impact of Adverse Weather this Winter

We have stocked up on grit for our driveways, had snow tyres fitted on our cars and stockpiled the fridge within hours of the Met Office issuing a weather warning that snow is forecast. But while most of us agree that snow is picturesque, adverse weather conditions can have a catastrophic effect on businesses that do not have…

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National Minimum Wage: When Business Owners Lose Control…

Picture this. Your business has made the headlines. And so have you. Have you won some kind of SME business of the year award?! Erm… well, no actually. You’re in the news for breaking the law and exploiting your employees. Because you didn’t know about the changes to national minimum wage… It’s a PR nightmare.…

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November 28, 2018

Decorating the Office Safely: Top Tips for your Festive Workspace

What can you possibly do in an office around Christmas that puts life and limb at risk? The answer you’re searching for is hanging up decorations around the office, and that’s because many people don’t consider the risks attached to readying the workspace for festive fun. With trips/slips or falls, electrical incidents and manual handling/lifting…

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November 26, 2018

Holiday Headaches: Five Questions Answered for a Stress-Free Festive Season

Christmas may be ‘the most wonderful time of the year’, but for many employers it can be a time-consuming and administrative nightmare. With an influx of annual leave requests, increased employee absence levels and coordinating Christmas rotas it can be difficult for employers to keep track of it all. Plus there’s the pressure of organising the…

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November 20, 2018

Launching our New Northern Office – Grand Opening

Following our buyout by Bain Capital back in the Spring, Moorepay are investing significant sums in our growth over the short and medium term. The most tangible sign of that investment – £100m over the next ten years – is our move to custom-built new office space in Lowry Mill, Swinton, Greater Manchester. This new…

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