October 3, 2016

Regional Roadshows visiting seven cities across the UK

This autumn/winter sees Moorepay take to the road with a series of regional roadshows under the banner ‘Explore Develop Share’. We’ll be running two roadshows in each city – an open session in the morning and exclusive events for clients in the afternoon. Both sessions are free to attend. The open sessions will host HR…

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July 8, 2016

Managing absence on the least productive day of the year

With a disruptive summer of sport ahead, managing employee absence as sports fans seek ways to watch their teams could be a real headache for business. Today is a big day for sport. We’ve got Andy Murray in the semi finals at Wimbledon (bravo). There’s Lewis Hamilton revving up in qualifying for the British Grand…

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June 29, 2016

BREXIT: What HR and Payroll professionals need to do now

The decision to vote Brexit in the referendum may have far-reaching consequences for employers and their employees up-and-down the country. For employees it is an uncertain time as they ponder the impact the result will have on their jobs, and the terms and conditions of their contracts. For employers, there will be long-term uncertainty about regulations and…

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February 3, 2016

Another success for Moorepay at the Employment Tribunal

A financial services company has saved around £55,000 in legal costs and potential compensation after Moorepay successfully defended against a damaging discrimination claim. The employee’s Employment Tribunal claim alleged sex, religious and pregnancy discrimination. The medium sized company had been in existence for more than 20 years and had never previously received an Employment Tribunal…

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January 31, 2016

Moorepay successful against major tribunal claim

We recently represented a major food processing company in an Employment Tribunal claim and were successful in defending the claim, avoiding an award that could have run into tens of thousands of pounds. Although the organisation, as with many organisations this size, had some experience of Employment Tribunals, it was nevertheless in need of our…

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January 15, 2016

Moorepay tackles discrimination claim head on

Moorepay recently defended a large and well respected care trust in the Employment Tribunal against claims of race and disability discrimination presented by one of their ex-employees. The Trust were very keen to defend the claim, not only to protect their well-established and excellent reputation, but also to protect the current and future contractual relationships…

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November 11, 2015

Thousands of pounds saved in Employment Tribunal Case

We recently helped a small organisation through a difficult process after an ex-employee brought a number of claims, which could have cost thousands in compensation. This was the first Employment Tribunal claim the business had received in 20 years of trading, so they were understandably unsure what to expect and as a result and were…

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July 8, 2015

Summer Budget 2015: Impact on SMEs

Today was the first fully Conservative budget since 1996. Chancellor George Osborne announced a raft of new proposals, many of which will have a huge impact on businesses. The most significant announcements for UK SMEs included landmark changes to Sunday trading hours, Corporation Tax and – the biggest one – a new Minimum Wage, designed to…

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February 25, 2015

Big changes for Construction Safety – CDM 2015

There are big Health & Safety changes coming this April for the constructive industry. CDM 2015 is a radical overhaul of how the Construction Industry is to be regulated and ALL Construction companies will have to comply with the revised CDM Regs from Monday 6 April 2015. Employers will need to provide information, instruction, training and…

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The new ‘Fit for Work Service’

The new ‘Fit For Work’ service is due to launch in April 2015- but what is it and how will it affect you as an employer? Nearly one million employees each year reach the four-week absence point, at an annual cost of around £9bn to employers in sickness payments and related costs. In addition, the…

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December 17, 2014

Could the 2015 calendar affect you?

Many businesses adopt the months of April to March as their standard holiday year. However, sometimes Easter falls twice during a ‘leave year’, which will impact an employer’s responsibility to provide the minimum amount of statutory holiday each year. The 2015/16 leave year is such a case. A leave year begins on the first day of…

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November 11, 2014

Overtime to be included in holiday pay

In a ground-breaking case, an Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that overtime should be included in holiday pay. Historically, non-guaranteed overtime has not been used in the calculation for holiday pay at the time that employees take leave. This has long been criticised by unions on the basis that, as they see it, it penalised workers for taking…

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