April 14, 2021

What Was the Verdict on Worker Status at Uber?

An Important Case on the Topic of Worker Status decided by the EAT in February 2021. In this case, the main question raised is whether an Uber driver is a “worker” for the purposes of employment legislation. A “worker” has the right to be paid at least the national minimum wage, receive annual paid leave…

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April 1, 2021

How to Manage Stress at Work

There are many reasons why stress occurs at work. Having crazily tight deadlines and a horrifically heavy workload often trigger it… The last 12 months have been so different from anything we’ve known before, there are now a whole host of new things causing employees to feel stressed. Which is why addressing how to manage…

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March 31, 2021

Managing Absence on the Roadmap Out of Lockdown

As we journey out of lockdown, many employees will want to do all the things they’ve missed out on during the last 12 months… Whether that be a trip to the hair salon, a staycation, or just spending time with family and friends. As lockdown restrictions ease, HR teams will no doubt see a spike…

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March 30, 2021

FAQs: Can You Spy on Your Employees?

Working from home has been the new norm for many, thanks to lockdown. This shift to remote – and unwatched – working, may have heightened the business desire to keep track of staff. So, what’s allowed and what’s not, when it comes to monitoring what your employees get up to? Keep reading to find out…

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March 29, 2021

How to Manage Annual Leave in 2021

Managing annual leave with furlough, accrued holidays and self-isolation can be far from a holiday. We’ve summed up what employers need to know about the latest legislation. Watch our masterclass or read our article below to brush up on the latest rules and best practise when it comes to annual leave, carrying over holidays, furlough…

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March 23, 2021

New Ruling from the Supreme Court on ‘Sleep-in’ Payments: Explained

The Supreme Court has issued its long overdue judgement regarding ‘sleep-in’ payments in the key case of Mencap v Blake-Tomlinson. Only periods of time when the employee is awake and carrying out relevant duties count for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage, it says. Back in 2017, the then President of the Employment Appeal…

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March 21, 2021

What Is Human Capital Management (HCM)? | Key Terms

Human Capital Management (HCM) is a term growing in popularity – but what does it actually mean? We’ve listed the key terms surrounding HCM and what it all means for your HR team. What Is Human Capital? Human capital is the economic value that comes from your workforce: things like experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities,…

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March 19, 2021

The Jig Is Up for the Gig Economy

After a five year legal battle, Uber’s recent announcement heralds a big change for the gig economy. One month after Uber are obligated to award their drivers with worker status, they have now guaranteed their drivers minimum wage, pensions and holiday pay. This significant milestone in employment rights is predicted to have far-reaching consequences on…

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March 9, 2021

Employers Urged to “Normalise Conversations” about the Menopause

Over 40% of women experiencing the menopause said it’s affecting their mental health. But three quarters of women feel they can’t tell their employer about their symptoms. This has to change. Talking about the problems a woman can have whilst going through the menopause is still a topic of stigma and taboo in the workplace.…

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March 4, 2021

How to Create a Workplace Where Women Thrive

Creating a respectful environment is not enough when tackling gender inequality in the workplace. We must also create equal opportunities for growth and achievement by cultivating a working culture where women are able to thrive. Here’s how. In the lead-up to International Women’s Day, we asked several incredible women at Moorepay how they think employers…

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March 4, 2021

The Budget 2021: How it Affects Payroll

The Budget was announced by Rishi Sunak yesterday, declaring the Government’s plans for spending and taxation for the upcoming financial year 2021-22. We’ve summarised the key facts that payroll professionals need to know below. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) The Budget confirms the continuation of the Coronavirus Job Retention (furlough) Scheme in its current form…

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March 2, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccinations and the Workplace: FAQs

Can you force employees to have the Covid vaccine? What about disciplinary action if they refuse the vaccine? And is your workplace deemed ‘safe’ if employees don’t have the vaccine? We’ve compiled a list of your frequently asked questions, answered by our in-house HR and employment law experts. Can I stipulate that my employees have…

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