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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July 12, 2018

Massive Fines for Social Media Companies Following Data Breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is expected to impose a massive £500,000 fine on Facebook for failing to secure people’s information – and failing to be clear on how people’s data are used by others. This huge fine, one of the biggest ever handed out, is in keeping with a series of recent fines imposed…

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June 27, 2018

Safe Working Advice for Managing Outdoor Staff During a Heatwave

With temperatures across the country hitting 30 degrees plus over the week ahead employers will need to make sure they are protecting outdoor workers sweating it out in the summer heat. The Met Office has issued a warning that there is an 80% probability of heatwave conditions between 9am today (26 June) and 6pm on…

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June 20, 2018

Why HR Insurance is Increasingly Becoming a ‘Must-Have’ for Business

Our busy, complex lives are increasingly becoming a series of risk management exercises. Think about it: when we leave home in the morning nearly all of us will make sure we lock up. We then unlock our cars and drive away, carefully avoiding any situations that might result in a collision. Many people give up…

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June 18, 2018

The dangers of the ‘gig economy’ and why this might affect you

The supreme court decision in pimlico plumbers v smith What was the decision? On 13 June 2018 the Supreme Court held that Mr Smith was a worker of Pimlico Plumbers, although not an employee. Various media outlets have incorrectly reported that he has been found to be an employee, which just proves how easy this area of law…

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June 13, 2018

Employment Law Own Goals to Avoid During the World Cup

Whether you’re a football fanatic with the three lions flag or, like me, you think the best thing about the world cup is that most fans have left the country for a few weeks, as an employer the world cup is often a time of added worry and strife. To be on top form through…

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June 8, 2018

Moorepay at HRSS 2018!

Joining thousands of other HR professionals, this year Moorepay are looking forward to exhibiting their innovative HR services at HRSS Software and Recruitment Show 2018 at stand E42 on 13 and 14 June. Taking place at London’s prestigious Olympia exhibition centre, CIPD’s free to attend HR Software Show provides HR professionals’ easy access to the…

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June 5, 2018

Five Top Tips for Managing Absence During Hot Weather

As temperatures are set to get hotter this summer what advice can we give to keep your employee’s cool in the summer heat? And what does the law say on employees’ rights in hot weather? The regulations place a legal obligation on employers to provide a “reasonable” temperature in the workplace. However, while there is…

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June 4, 2018

Why Sexual Harassment Continues to be Such a Huge Problem in Business

This is a tough one, but having been asked by several clients to deconstruct the current exposure of widespread sexual harassment across a number of high-profile work environments, I want to look in depth at this issue and explain why it continues to be such a huge problem. Specifically: why it takes place, why it…

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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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