February 8, 2022

What is and isn’t pregnancy and maternity discrimination

Many organisations can face challenging times where employee reductions are inevitable, once all other options are exhausted. When it affects those on maternity leave, things can get complicated. We advise how to manage this effectively and sensitively, and how to avoid any potential discrimination claims. The introduction of the Equality Act 2010 meant that pregnancy…

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February 8, 2022

Should you offer enhanced maternity or paternity pay to your employees?

Data shows that nearly two thirds of UK businesses offer maternity pay above the statutory minimum, and three-fifths offer enhanced paternity pay. But would it be effective – and cost effective – in your business? Families have faced many challenges in the past few years, with childcare labelled the leading cause of stress by people working…

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February 3, 2022

Top 6 ways to retain your best employees

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many employees to revaluate their values and priorities. This has led to employees switching jobs in droves. I’m sure you’ll agree that the skills, knowledge, expertise and experience of your employees is your most valuable asset. Losing your top employees is likely to have a detrimental impact on your organisation’s…

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February 2, 2022

Payroll clerk jailed for stealing thousands from employees

Robert Carlin, a former payroll clerk, has been jailed after ‘abusing his position’ and stealing thousands of pounds from the employees of two organisations. The 40-year-old fraudulently transferred more than £55,000 from Reflex Labels into six of his own bank accounts. This was across 34 transactions between July and November 2018. He stole final salary…

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January 28, 2022

Is redundancy pay pensionable?

If you’re making redundancies in your business, you might be wondering what to do about your employees’ final redundancy payments regarding their pension. Do employers have to take pension contributions from redundancy pay? Can employees choose to add more into their pension pot? Sit back and relax as we go through the process below. If…

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January 27, 2022

Is maternity pay pensionable?

What happens to someone’s private or company pension when they go on maternity leave? The basics Due to Auto-Enrolment, all employers have to enrol their staff into a company pension scheme and contribute at least 3% of their annual salary to the pension each year. And when taking maternity leave, an employee is allowed to benefit from…

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January 26, 2022

Managing seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in the workplace

With one in 15 people in the UK affected by seasonal affective disorder (SAD), it should be a priority when it comes to managing mental health in the workplace. Here’s how you can help staff affected by SAD as an employer. What is SAD? NHS defines seasonal affective disorder (SAD) as a type of depression…

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January 25, 2022

Failure in risk management leads to tragic consequences

Three tragic cases recently reported in the care sector highlight the importance of thorough and ongoing risk assessment processes with management oversight, that ensure all risks and controls are properly communicated to workers. Not only did the three incidents result in tragic – and heartbreakingly avoidable – loss of life, the reputational and financial costs…

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January 24, 2022

LANDED partnership: Helping SMEs manage the employee lifecycle end-to-end

Moorepay has joined forces with LANDED Hiring Software so you can manage the entire employee life-cycle with ease. About our partnership Yes, it’s official! We’ve partnered with LANDED to offer start to finish management of employees. From applicant tracking and recruitment, right through to personnel management and training. We’ve combined forces to ensure the market…

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January 23, 2022

Partnership With Bizimply: Payroll, HR & Workforce Management Combined

Moorepay has joined forces with Bizimply to provide a more comprehensive offering to the hospitality, retail and care industry. About our partnership Yes, it’s official! Moorepay’s Payroll and HR Solutions will now integrate seamlessly with the Bizimply, so that we can offer a payroll, HR and workforce management solution for a multitude of industries. The…

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January 20, 2022

What is an employer’s responsibility at a work party?

What’s the definition of a workplace party? Who is responsible if things go wrong? That’s something people all over the country are asking and we’re here to give you the facts. While for most of us the big ‘Work Christmas Do’ has been on hold for a couple of years, a less formal approach to…

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January 20, 2022

Unfair dismissal when employee refuses to agree to employment contract changes

An Employment Tribunal found a solicitor was unfairly dismissed for refusing to agree to changes to her employment contract. These changes would have given the employer the freedom to unilaterally reduce her pay and hours to 80% or place her on furlough. The dismissal was unfair because of a lack of meaningful consultation and failure…

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