August 30, 2013

Vince Cable’s review of zero-hours contracts ‘inadequate’

The Government’s fact-finding exercise into zero-hours contracts is “inadequate” and requires further analysis to identify best practice for employers, according to a report published today. The report, ‘Flexibility or insecurity? Exploring the rise in zero hours contracts’ published by The Work Foundation, calls for a more systematic investigation into zero-hours contracts than the review commissioned…

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Employment Of Children In The Workplace

Your Health & Safety guide to children in the workplace. At any time it is important for families to achieve a good work life balance and to keep children safe. This is even more important with school holiday periods approaching. The employer’s role in achieving this goal is key and the following situations may arise:…

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Settling Employment Disputes

The introduction of settlement agreements provides employers with a mechanism it can use to end employment in a clean fashion. While also preventing the employee from being able to raise an Employment Tribunal claim. Another way employment can end is by mutual agreement, which is where the employer and employee both agree that the employment…

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Sickness, Absence and Annual Leave

The UK’s Working Time Regulations oblige employers to grant workers a minimum period of paid holiday each year. As such, employees have a statutory entitlement to no less than 5.6 weeks’ paid annual leave (or a pro rata entitlement for those working part time). This equates to 28 days for someone working five days a…

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UK businesses could be getting better value from their payroll provider

In celebration of National Payroll Week on 2-6 September, the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) and leading payroll solutions provider Moorepay have teamed up to help businesses get more value from their payroll services. During National Payroll Week, businesses registering their interest in outsourcing to Moorepay will get the chance to benefit from Moorepayhr,…

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August 29, 2013

The sky’s the limit for Infinity’s new ‘Cloud’ HR management tool

Infinity Training and Consultancy is reigning over the competition with ‘The Cloud’ by adding a cutting-edge HR management tool to its client services. The business consultancy specialist has teamed up with a leading payroll and HR provider, Moorepay, to help Scottish businesses benefit from one of the fastest growing HR and payroll solutions in the…

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July 31, 2013

Fire Safety – Arson

During the summer months dry conditions mean that waste and other materials left in the open provide a good source of combustion. Fire Safety – Arson Within the last few weeks there have been two cases of arson or deliberate fire-raising. At one incident in Manchester 60 fire fighters attended a blaze at a hair…

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TUPE Reforms

Earlier this year, the Government concluded a consultation about possible changes to the TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings – Protection of Employment) Regulations. It believes that the current provisions “gold plate” the European Acquired Rights Directive; this underpins the UK legislation. It wants to introduce amendments as part of its “maximising flexibility – protecting fairness” agenda.…

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Disciplining Employees Over Grievances

Can you discipline or dismiss an employee for raising multiple unfounded grievances? The case of Woodhouse v West North West Homes Leeds Ltd [2013] has highlighted the difficulties for employers faced with how to deal with an employee who raises multiple baseless grievances and tribunal claims. Over a period of four years, Mr Woodhouse, raised…

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July 24, 2013

Unfair Dismissal

It rarely creates headlines and is almost never factored in by employers when defending an employment tribunal claim. But a potential outcome could be the reinstatement of the employee to his previous job or re-engagement to a job comparable to the previous role or otherwise suitable. An employee can be re-engaged by the employer, by…

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June 28, 2013

Hugely successful year for Moorepay at HRSS 2013

After months of preparation, Moorepay is over the moon with how well they were received by visitors at this year’s HR Software Show. Held at London Olympia over two days in June, thousands of HR, payroll and business professionals turned up to check out the latest developments from the UK’s leading HR and payroll suppliers.…

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The HR job market: Is it getting better?

At the turn of 2013, things were looking rather gloomy for the HR job market. While January boasted a strong year for the UK job market overall, HR lagged behind other industries with the number of vacancies and pitched salary levels both down from previous years. As we moved into spring, confidence began to grow…

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