October 18, 2016

Illegal working: practical steps to protect your business

Illegal working is a pressing concern facing the Government, with repeated promises from ministers to tackle the issue. There have been high profile cases where the Government has acted, the most eye-catching recently being the Byron Burger sting that saw dozens of workers arrested and the business criticised for colluding with immigration officials. With recent…

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October 11, 2016

Holiday entitlement calculations made easy

Calculating holiday entitlement for full time employees is relatively straight-forward. But what about when an employee starts or leaves part way through the holiday year, and what about part time employees? That’s when calculating entitlement can get a little more difficult. To help you through this arithmetic exercise we’ve compiled the following guide to hopefully…

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October 5, 2016

Half the women in your workplace face sexual harassment

Many would like to think that sexual harassment in the workplace was a thing of the past, something our progressive modern world has left behind – like boozy lunches, typing pools and overflowing desktop ashtrays. But if the recent sexual harassment allegations around presidential-nominee Donald Trump’s past conduct serve any purpose, it’s that they remind…

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October 4, 2016

Moorepay shortlisted for Payroll Service Provider of the Year 2016

Moorepay have been shortlisted for the CIPP Payroll Service Provider of the Year Award 2016, with the winner announced at the awards dinner on Thursday 6 October. The award is given to the best payroll provider in the industry and recognises ‘the provider proven to demonstrate commitment to customer service and an effective and compliant…

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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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September 28, 2016

Sacked for social media use – employee conduct and how to deal with it

Being sacked for social media use is becoming more and more common place, with the now-ex Corrie star Marc Anwar the latest person to publicly lose his job after a Twitter/Facebook tirade. ITV acted quickly to respond to the situation – which escalated after Anwar posted racially offensive comments about Indian people on Twitter –…

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September 27, 2016

Directors at SME doing time while Alton Towers case reaches conclusion

With Merlin, the owners of Alton Towers, fined £5 million following the Smiler accident in June 2015, the fact that two directors at another business received suspended prison sentences for H&S breaches in the same week may have gone unnoticed. And so might the prosecution of the scrapyard featured in a BBC documentary series. In…

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September 19, 2016

A growing problem: maternity discrimination on the increase

Maternity discrimination is becoming a bigger and bigger concern, according to an inquiry by the Parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee. The committee has warned of a growing problem of new and expectant mothers being treated unfairly at work, while Citizens Advice has announced a 58 per cent rise in the number of maternity-related problems it…

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September 14, 2016

Introducing… the Fit for Work service

In autumn 2015 the Government introduced the Fit for Work occupational health assessment service. The scheme allows employers to refer employees who have been, or are likely to be, off work for four weeks or more to a free and confidential Fit for Work consultation with occupational health professionals. GPs have been able to refer…

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September 6, 2016

You’re hired! The rise and rise of modern apprenticeships

Apprenticeships have existed in the UK for over eight hundred years and, thankfully, we’ve come a long way since the 1970s when employers would often telephone the Department of Employment to ask for ‘a free lad’. Today’s attitudes are much more respectful when recruiting and training college leavers, with the benefits of providing in-job training…

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August 30, 2016

Five principles for effective absence management during bad weather

Effective absence management is a year-round consideration for employers, but it can be a particular problem during periods of miserable weather. While it’s never fun to think of winter during the height of summer, sensible employers know they need to plan ahead for the darker seasons. Yes winter is coming, and it could be even…

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August 26, 2016

When banter goes bad – the problem of workplace violence

Recent research and the high-profile case involving the mock crucifixion of a Catholic apprentice have shed light on the scale of the problem of workplace violence. Separate studies have shown that: Almost half of all HR departments have seen increased numbers of disputes between colleagues; 1-in-7 HR professionals reported instances of feeling threatened physically whilst…

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