October 3, 2018

Must You Agree to a Flexible Working Request?

The term ‘flexible working’ is becoming a popular one. But what actually is it? Who is doing it? How are requests made? And must you agree to a flexible working request? What is flexible working? Flexible working is a way of working that suits an employee’s needs. It might involve an earlier or later start…

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October 1, 2018

Workplace Bullying – a Comprehensive Walk Through

Following our comprehensive walk through on harassment, we’re now looking specifically at workplace bullying. Read on to understand your responsibilities as an employer and find out how to proactively avoid and discourage workplace bullying. What is bullying? Although it’s not actually defined by law, ACAS characterises bullying as ‘offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour, an…

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September 25, 2018

Assessing the Health & Safety Risk to you and your Business

If you’re a business owner, manager, HR professional – or just generally curious about the risk you face from health & safety factors – you’ll be interested in the story this new campaign is telling you. Business risk is a different slant on health & safety but it matters because, in 2016, the Government changed…

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August 14, 2018

Paternity Leave Reform Plans Considered by Government

In March the Women and Equalities Committee (WEC) published its paper on reforming workplace policies to support fathers balance their parental responsibilities and work – the take up (or lack of it) of shared paternity leave being the particular concern. As employer will be aware, the original two-week statutory paid paternity leave was introduced in…

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July 13, 2018

Court of Appeal Reverses Pay Decision in Sleep-In Workers Saga

The Court of Appeal has today reversed a minimum wage decision relating to “sleep-in” sessions by care workers. The case in question, Royal Mencap Society and Claire Tomlinson-Blake, has ramifications for care providers throughout the UK. In a series of Judgements, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (and subsequently HMRC) previously ruled that “sleep-in” sessions amounted to…

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May 25, 2018

Don’t Panic! 11 GDPR Myths Debunked

The General Data Protection Regulation takes effect on 25 May, with new fines of up to £17m or 4 per cent of your global turnover applying for breaches of personal data. A lot has been said about this new regulation in the media, and there have been warnings that many businesses know very little or…

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January 31, 2018

Next Stage of the Moorepay Journey – Sale to Bain Capital

In October, we announced Bain Capital Private Equity had entered into discussions with NGA Human Resources (our parent company) to acquire the NGA UK & Ireland and Moorepay businesses. The transaction was subject to some customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. These have now been satisfied and I’m pleased to announce that the deal completed…

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January 24, 2018

New Product Launch: Introducing People Analytics

Moorepay are pleased to announce the launch of our new People Analytics Solution, designed to deliver business managers and HR professionals real insight from their payroll & HR data. See clear opportunities for cost-reduction Predict future requirements and trends Drive business efficiency from informed decision making Available now, this new solution brings real-time, data-driven dashboards…

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November 22, 2017

Autumn Budget 2017: Snapshot for SMEs

This Autumn Budget was widely trailed as the trickiest to be delivered in a generation. Slowing economic growth, a longstanding commitment to deficit reduction, Brexit uncertainty and rapid technological change all combined to give the Chancellor Philip Hammond very little room to manoeuvre. But in an hour-long speech that will contain a great deal of…

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November 6, 2017

Notice of Legal Proceedings – Be Prepared for Any Historical Claims [10-min read]

Every employer dreads them but few can avoid them – the dreaded notice that legal proceedings have been taken against them. This can range from an industrial injury claim (generally speaking handled by the employer’s liability insurance), to notice of civil proceedings, to notice of an Employment Tribunal claim. This article sets out the steps…

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October 13, 2017

Moorepay – The Next Phase of Growth

You may have seen the news that NGA Human Resources has divested its domestic UK divisions to Bain Capital Private Equity, a leading global investment firm (see official press release from NGA HR). This represents another milestone in the history of our company and we’re excited to enter a new phase of our development while…

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