September 30, 2021

Could the current fuel shortage prevent employees from attending work?

Getting to work on time is an employee’s responsibility. But when there’s a national crisis, like the current fuel shortages, what can employers do to support their employee’s during this interim period? Many employees use their own car to travel to work. And ordinarily, whether you’ll be able to fuel your car in order to make the…

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September 29, 2021

Flexible working could be made a day-one right

New legislation outlines how flexible working could be a day-one right for employees. This could give an additional two million people in the UK greater flexibility over their working lives. Workers currently only have a right to request flexible working after 26 weeks of continuous employment. The proposed policy states that it aims to take…

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September 28, 2021

Pros and cons of a mandatory vaccination policy

I’m sure you’ll agree, the covid-19 vaccine roll out is a controversial topic, that’s led to many heated debates amongst family and friends. With the likes of Jennifer Aniston admitting to cutting off unvaccinated friends, there’s no doubt that many people hold strong views on the matter. However, it’s not just celebrities that are making…

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September 10, 2021

Furlough is ending: what do payroll professionals need to do?

After supporting businesses for 19 months, the Coronavirus Job Retention or Furlough Scheme finally ends on September 30th 2021. What do employers and payroll professionals need to do as the scheme comes to a close? Many payroll professionals have had to adapt to furlough calculations and processing since March 2020. Whether going back to normality…

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September 8, 2021

An employer’s guide to handling the pingdemic!

Workplaces across the country are suffering from staff shortages, due to self-isolation, caused by the so-called pingdemic. With businesses coming close to shutting down production, our HR Services Team have been answering questions on how to handle the pingdemic. Frequently asked questions include, can I ask employees to have the vaccine to prevent them from…

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September 7, 2021

An update on Brexit and Right to Work Checks

The UK has left the European Union (‘EU’) and the Immigration and Social Security Coordination (EU Withdrawal) Act 2020 brought EU free movement to an end on 31 December 2020. This was followed by a grace period of six months. During this time, relevant aspects of EU free movement were saved to allow eligible EU,…

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September 7, 2021

Employee awarded £25,000 for unlawful harassment

A recent development in unfair dismissal between Ms Muna Abdi v Deltec International Courier Limited lead to Ms Abdi being awarded £25,000 Tribunal finds that ‘highly offensive and threatening’ racial slurs made in a WhatsApp group chat – which included members of senior management – amounted to unlawful harassment and a decision to move the…

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August 31, 2021

How to avoid unfair dismissal claims

Barely a day goes by without an unfair dismissal claim hitting the headlines. Many of these claims are down to employers failing to follow a full and fair procedure. So, read on for our six ways to avoid unfair dismissal claims. Follow your internal procedures It’s important that you as an employer, follow your organisation’s…

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August 25, 2021

Brexit | ‘Doing business’ abroad and breaking the law

You’re relaxing in a faraway bar on a sun kissed beach, smart phone in one hand, pina colada in the other. Your beeping laptop means the battery is low but you must finish this report. You know you shouldn’t be working; you should be relaxing. But have you even considered that you may be breaking…

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August 24, 2021

What does ‘end of life’ mean for your payroll product?

Is your current payroll product coming to an end? What does that really mean? What happens next, and how can your business prepare? As products come to the end of their life there are a few things you as a customer need to make note of, and options you should be considering. What does end…

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August 11, 2021

Keeping up productivity as homeworking continues

Since the government encouraged employees to work from home where possible during the pandemic, many employers have adopted remote or hybrid working for good. But how do you ensure working from home remains productive as the novelty wears off? How can employers encourage the productivity of their remote workforce as time goes on? Here are…

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August 4, 2021

The Olympics, Euro 2020, a national pingdemic, and a 777% rise in absence…

Dealing with employee absence is on the agenda for many worried organisations this year. As employers return their staff to the workplace, bring people off the furlough scheme, and manage the implications of the ‘pingdemic’ – we’re seeing rising absence rates. And a summer packed with sport is another key factor in all this. According…

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