November 28, 2013

Has the number of tribunal claims increased?

A flood of claims were submitted to tribunals earlier in the year, and it’s no surprise why… Earlier this year, in July, fees became payable to lodge both an employment tribunal claim and an appeal. As a result, an issue fee of £250 and a hearing fee of £950 are now payable should an applicant…

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November 27, 2013

Be safe with your office Christmas decorations

With Christmas fast approaching, soon many of you will be bringing a sparkle to even the darkest of offices. We want to ensure you enjoy the fun and festivities at Christmas with those close to you. To make certain Christmas goes with a “controlled bang”, we have produced some simple guidelines for you to consider…

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Coping with adverse weather conditions

The UK’s most powerful storm in 26 years, St. Jude, meant there was widespread public transport disruption and road closures, with many commuters struggling to get to work. Extreme conditions like snow and ice often plunge the UK’s transport network into chaos. As a result, employers are faced with a wide range of employment issues…

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November 26, 2013

Dealing with e-cigarettes in the workplace

Smoking electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) in public places is legal. These battery operated devices that simulate tobacco smoking are not covered by the 2007 ban on smoking in public places. Therefore, for the time being, it’s up to employers to decide on an appropriate policy for their use in the workplace. Should employers include the…

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November 1, 2013

Raising awareness for the living wage

Despite living extremely busy lives, millions of UK workers don’t earn enough to live on – not enough to feed and clothe their kids, provide power for their homes, and for the other necessities of life. Shockingly, more than half of the children living in poverty in this country have one or more working parents.…

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October 31, 2013

The impact of the new legislation for tribunal fees

Following the controversial introduction of fees to submit employment tribunal claims, on July 29th 2013, you’re probably wondering how it will affect your business… The measure has been the subject of a legal challenge instigated by the union Unison in the form of a Judicial Review heard at the High Court on October 22nd and…

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October 30, 2013

Putting a stop to social networking misuse

Advancements in social networking, through the medium of Smart phones, the internet, tweeting and blogging, have transformed the world of business. It helps us to work more flexibly, stay in touch for longer and respond to each other more quickly. But social media and internet misuse at work now costs the British economy billions of…

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Ground Zero for zero hours?

Is it the beginning of the end for zero hours contracts? Over the summer months, the media had a field day with a succession of startling revelations about the use of “zero hours.” This is the somewhat contentious arrangement in which no specific weekly hours are prescribed. Employees may not be offered work from week…

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October 15, 2013

Welcome to the new Moorepay blog!

Your comprehensive resource for everything payroll, HR and compliance-related. Whether you’re new to the world of HR and payroll, or a seasoned pro at managing HR functions, you’ll find our expert insights and guidance on all the topics that matters to your department, right here. Sitting proudly at the forefront of people management, Moorepay are…

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October 12, 2013

Must-know health & safety legislation changes

Are you up-to-date with all the latest important Health and Safety legislation affecting your business? Not to worry. We’ve put together all the latest changes that have taken place this October so you’ll know exactly what to do… 1. Amendment to Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 This amendment removed the requirement for HSE…

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October 11, 2013

Outsourced payroll Vs dishwashers

Have you lost your payroll person? Are you scared of doing something wrong? Are you concerned that it’s costing too much time and money or worried about changing legislation? Well, when making your decision to let someone else manage your payroll for you…try comparing it to a dishwasher. Is it better to wash the dishes…

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October 3, 2013

Get ready for autumn

Autumn is said to be the season of musts and mellow fruitfulness. It is also the time of year when the clocks go back. Putting back the clocks inevitably means that many outdoor tasks previously carried out in day light will have to be performed in the dark. This, together with onset of colder weather…

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