March 27, 2017

50 year facelift – Moorepay Brand Refresh

If you’re familiar with Moorepay then you’ll probably notice we’re looking a bit different. Today we’re unveiling our new, modern website, and with it giving you a first show of our brand facelift which you’ll see across more and more of our materials and communications in the weeks and months ahead. Over the 50 years…

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March 20, 2017

The Workplace Headscarf Ban is Legal

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has said a workplace headscarf ban is legal, but what does this mean for UK employers? We’ve covered the case on this blog previously (catch up on the background here), but in brief: Ms. Achbita worked for Belgian-based G4S Secure Solutions who operated a policy not to allow employees…

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March 19, 2017

Why Terminology Matters on Employment Status

Employment status is always a tricky area for employers and the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case of Pimlico Plumbers & Charlie Mullins v Gary Smith highlights the importance of describing the relationship correctly in contractual documentation and ensuring that the description is representative of what actually happens in practice. Why is the correct employment…

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March 17, 2017

Are Employers Facing a New Age of Older Employees and Robots?

Our workplaces are evolving, becoming more diverse and increasing the use of AI for certain roles, but what does that mean for the future of the workplace and what will it look like by 2030? Championing golden age employees Employers are being urged to employ one million more over-50s by 2022 by the Government’s business…

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March 7, 2017

Jury is out on FFI Costs after Questions over Material Breach Assessments

A lot has been said to condemn and approve the introduction of Fees for Intervention (FFI) after the introduction of the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012. The Regulations were written to empower the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to recover costs from companies who were found to be in material breach of health &…

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March 1, 2017

Easyjet: Three Lessons from the ‘Battle of the Baguette’

A former flight attendant for budget airline Easyjet reached a settlement with her previous employer after instigating proceedings in the employment tribunal for unfair dismissal. Here’s the facts of the case: Shannon Gleeson, 22, had worked for Easyjet for three years at the time and was given a bacon baguette by her manager whilst on…

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February 24, 2017

Elevating the safety issues around lifts and lifting equipment

Lifts, lifting equipment and lifting accessories are essential part of modern life. They remove the need to climb numerous flights of stairs in an office and make working in an industrial environment more tolerable. Often, lifting equipment is used to make a job safer but when that equipment fails there are disastrous consequences for users…

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February 23, 2017

Lessons to be learned from working at height legislation breaches

The year has barely got underway and already several companies have received significant fines for breaches of legislation in relation to Working at Height Regulations 2005. Here Moorepay looks at the lessons to be learned and how employers can protect themselves and employees. Failure to assess risk resulted in worker death Two companies from Carmarthenshire…

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February 14, 2017

Could your business be classed as a ‘toxic workplace’?

This new phraseology doesn’t mean your work environment is filled with poisonous gases. Instead, ‘toxic workplace’ refers to company cultures filled with poisonous remarks or actions – in short, bullying. Although the Equality Act 2010 gives the definition for harassment as “unwanted conduct related to a relevant protected characteristic, which has the purpose or effect…

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