March 30, 2016

Are you responsible for your employees’ crimes?

Employers can be held responsible for crimes committed by employees at work, according to a high profile Supreme Court Case. A unanimous judgement by the UK’s highest court confirms the far reaching consequences of the principles of ‘vicarious liability’ – where someone is held liable for another’s acts and may make it easier for aggrieved…

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How would the Trade Union Bill affect employers?

With the Government facing calls to back down on key elements of their Trade Union crackdown, many employers are curious as to how the proposed changes in the law would affect them. As part of its election manifesto, the Government promised it would bring an end to “disruptive and undemocratic strike action”. To achieve this…

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March 21, 2016

Forget the AC/DC… worry about the decibels

Loud employers take heed – the lead singer of rock band AC/DC has been told he could lose his hearing from the band’s deafening noise levels. The Australian rockers have postponed the remaining U.S gigs on their current world tour. Brian Johnson, from the North East of England, has been warned by medical professionals that…

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March 17, 2016

Are your Mobile Workers getting the Minimum Wage?

Employers could face huge bills for failing to pay the minimum wage for time spent travelling, following a recent case. According to a BBC article today, MiHomecare, a division of the Mitie Group, has just settled a claim brought by Home Care Worker, Caroline Barlow. Ms Barlow sued her employer for failing to pay her…

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March 16, 2016

Budget 2016 – A short overview

Here are a few highlights from the budget which might affect your business: The tax-free Personal Allowance is to rise from £10,600 in 2016 to £11,000, and will increase further to £11,500 in April 2017 The threshold that individuals start paying 40p tax will rise from £42,385 to £43,300 in 2016 and up to £45,000…

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March 14, 2016

The NEW Fire Safety Good Practice Guide for 2016

Fire safety experts have called for immediate action from employers in charge of properties to prevent more loss of life. The fire safety guidance for residential care premises has now been updated by the National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services (NASHiCS) and the Chief Fire Officers Association. Many of the points in…

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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. To book on to our webinars visit moorepay.eventbrite.com. 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…

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New Payrolling BIKs Scheme – Time saver or added headache

Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to report your employees’ benefits to HRMC following the end of the tax year? Well, that’s what the Government is now offering employers. The new ‘voluntary service’, which launches in April, will allow employers to payroll most of their employee benefits (Benefits-in-Kind) in order to avoid filling…

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February 24, 2016

Starbucks dyslexia case: What can employers learn?

Starbucks recently became the subject of media attention when a female employee suffering with dyslexia has won a claim for disability discrimination. The claim rose arose from her employer’s failure to make reasonable adjustments for her dyslexia. But what can employers learn from this? Having been being wrongly accused of falsifying documents, the employee brought proceedings…

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The Force is strong … but not as strong as legislation …

After Harrison Ford broke his leg on set, the latest stage for a Star Wars follow up will be a high court room, with a Disney subsidiary facing charges for four safety breaches. What can businesses learn from this spaceship slip up? “May the 4th be with you” … or in this case, 8 days…

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February 23, 2016

Our easy guide to the National Living Wage

Are you concerned about how the national living wage will affect your business this April? Do you know what the impact would be on your business when a full time worker aged 25 or over who is currently on the National Minimum Wage will be paid an extra £4,800 per year by 2020? Don’t worry,…

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February 18, 2016

The National Living Wage and what it means for businesses

With The National Living Wage due to come into force in April 2016 many employers are worrying about how they will cope with the increased wage bill. With an estimated 2.7 million people expected to directly gain as a result, one thing to be mindful of is the fact that many people will feel more…

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