May 17, 2016

Working Time for Mobile Workers

The European Court of Justice has ruled that employers need to treat employee’s commuting time as work time, which will have an impact on every size company in the UK. This will affect sectors with large numbers of travelling workers, and require employers to look at the distance employees travel to clients/work sites. Employers cannot…

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April 21, 2016

Bribery charge costs employer £2.25m

It is critical that employers put anti-bribery procedures in place, according to a recent high profile conviction which sent shock waves through the business world. A large UK organisation, Sweett Group Plc, became the first to be convicted and fined for breaching the Bribery Act 2010, leading to a fine and legal costs totalling £2,250,000.…

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March 30, 2016

What would an exit from the EU mean for Employment Law?

With an ‘in out’ referendum on our EU membership set for the 23rd June, employers will naturally be asking themselves, ‘how will an EU exit affect my business?’ Will it mean less red tape as many employers might hope? Or will it mean much the same as now, but with a few changes? Here’s a…

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February 29, 2016

Monthly Webinars

Delivered by our experts, our webinars ensure that you are up to speed on the latest legislation and trending topics. Our webinars are informal and relaxed, and also offer plenty of opportunity to raise questions about the topic at hand, the legislation surrounding it and how it may affect your business. Our webinars are scheduled…

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October 26, 2015

Buying a business – the potential pitfalls

You probably already know that employees have a number of rights under TUPE laws. However, you may not be aware that employers face a number of pitfalls when buying a business, which could result in huge fines if ignored. What is TUPE? Transfer of Undertaking (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006/2014, commonly referred to as TUPE,…

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September 21, 2015

Tribunal Fees appeal dismissed…again

The Court of Appeal has dismissed Unison’s appeals against its judicial review applications challenging the legality of Employment Tribunal Fees. Whilst “troubled” by the sharp decline in Employment Tribunal claims, the Court decided the fact of decline also needed to be supported by evidence of a lack of affordability of the fees in the financial…

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Tribunal Fees to be abolished in Scotland – The start of a wider initiative?

Employment Tribunal Fees could be completely abolished in Scotland over the next 12 months, according to the Scottish Government. The First Minister revealed the plans in its “Programme for Government’, a document which outlines the legislative agenda for the year ahead. This represents a radical shift away from the UK Government’s policy of charging for…

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June 30, 2015

Introducing Our Cloud Based HR Hub

Accessing Your Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety Services has just got a whole lot easier! Moorepay are extremely pleased to announce the launch of the HR Hub. This new cloud based portal has been developed to bring to life all your Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety services and deliver additional content…

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June 17, 2015

How to stop office banter becoming serious sexual harassment

Office banter could cost your business £3.2 million if it becomes sexual harassment or gender based discrimination. In a recent employment tribunal case, Lokhova v Sberbank, a female banker was awarded £3.2m for office “banter” that crossed from bullying to sex discrimination – highlighting that substantial costs can stem from failing to take sexual harassment…

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May 28, 2015

Cycle to work, not a tribunal

Once you can ride a bike you never forget, so don’t forget your responsibilities as an employer either! Where you as an employer provide bikes for your employees to use, perhaps through a cycle to work scheme, you are required to comply with health and safety regulations. It doesn’t end with providing a helmet and…

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January 27, 2015

Is inappropriate use of social media grounds for dismissal?

Can you dismiss employees for putting offensive comments on Twitter? In Game Retail Limited v Laws UKEAT0188/14, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether the dismissal of an employee for tweeting offensive comments from a personal Twitter account was unfair. Mr Laws was employed by Game Retail Limited as a risk and loss prevention investigator,…

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December 23, 2014

Pension Auto-Enrolment – Are you ready?

The biggest shake-up to workplace pensions is currently underway. Life expectancy in the UK is increasing and at the same time people are saving less into a pension. New regulations now provide duties for employers to automatically enrol workers into a workplace pension scheme and make contributions into it.  Employer obligations in relation to this…

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