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March 30, 2020

COVID-19: My Employees Can’t Work From Home

What can you do when your employees can't work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Keep reading to find out.  Millions of people are transitioning to homeworking and battling with IT systems and collaboration apps. We're also getting used to this new routine of remote working. But for many managers and employees, switching to homeworking is simply not an option. Perhaps you work in the manufacturing, transportation or food sector? Carrying out work to provide the nation with valuable services and resources throughout the COVID-19…

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March 26, 2020

The Future of Homeworking: Longer Term Planning

Please note: this article was correct at the time of writing, however take a look at our most recent blogs for the most up-to-date articles surrounding this topic. Vast swathes of the working population are now working on laptops from home. In some cases, multiple family members, working for different companies, are sharing the same kitchen table. The current Public Health crisis has resulted in many businesses implementing or reviewing Business Continuity Plans. As part of this, businesses have had to consider a mass move…

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March 26, 2020

FAQs: Statutory Sick Pay for Coronavirus / COVID-19

The Department for Work and Pensions confirmed that  Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) will be paid to all qualifying employees from day one for Covid-19 / Coronavirus related sickness, including self-isolating. This took effect from 13 March 2020 and the measure will last for at least eight months. The emergency legislation (2020 no 287) was passed via a statutory instrument to amend the Statutory Sick Pay (General) Regulations 1982. This confirms that a person who is self-isolating to prevent infection or contamination with the coronavirus disease,…

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March 25, 2020

A Message from Anthony Vollmer (Managing Director)

CONTINUING TO PROVIDE EXPERT PAYROLL & HR​ I know that COVID-19 will be posing many challenges for you and your business and I would like to reassure you that supporting our customers through this turbulent time is our highest priority. Below you’ll find a quick summary of the steps that we are taking to ensure your people are paid on-time and in line with all legislative changes including the recent emergency changes, delivering on our commitment to #keepingtheUKpaid. All our colleagues are currently homeworking securely via our…

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March 13, 2020

Business and Director Liability During a Pandemic

Business owners and senior executives need to be aware they face potential personal criminal liability if the organisation commits an offence due to their act or default. All senior executives have a duty to be as proactive on this, as with other matters, as someone in their position ought reasonably to be. With the current and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many employers are working hard to keep up-to-date, and are ensuring they understand the impacts on their business. There will be many business challenges to consider…

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March 9, 2020

Gender Pay Gap Reporting 2021: Including Furloughed Employees

Required to submit a gender pay gap report this year? Furloughed some of your employees in 2020/2021? You may like to know how that will work. How does the government furlough scheme affect the gender pay gap reporting process? From 2017 any organisation with 250+ employees have to publish and report figures about their gender pay gap. Of course, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Government Equalities Office (GEO) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) decided to suspend enforcement of the gender pay…

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February 27, 2020

The ongoing curse of the holiday calculation

Please note, legislation has been updated in regards to holiday calculations since this article was written, effective for holiday years starting on or after 1 April 2024, so some of this information may be out of date. If you’re a Moorepay client, please contact us if you need guidance. Otherwise, please see this article on the changes for more information.  The Court of Appeal has said that the way employers are calculating holiday entitlement is potentially wrong. In a long and detailed judgement, the Court of…

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February 27, 2020

5 Top Tips for a Great Employee Induction Process

You may think that once your new employee has signed on the dotted line of their employment contract, the recruitment process is over. Unfortunately, you’ve still got lots of work to do to ensure the success of your recruit, even if the job ad stipulated ‘candidate must hit the ground running’. Yes - we’re talking about the employee induction process! We know that many employers invest lots of time and money into ensuring they recruit the most suitable candidate for their company. Yet when it…

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January 9, 2020

Leap Year: Are Workers Entitled to an Extra Day’s Pay?

2020 is a leap year which means there are 366 days in the year rather than the standard 365 days. The additional day falls on 29th February. There are lots of traditions and myths surrounding 29 February. For example, the US always have presidential elections in leap years. In addition, there's the myth that it's only acceptable for women to propose to men on 29 February. As well as matters of the heart, there’s another burning question surrounding this day. Are your employees entitled to…

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Leap Year: Are workers entitled to an extra day’s pay?
December 18, 2019

How to Write a Health & Safety Risk Assessment for Winter Weather

While most of us agree that snow is picturesque, adverse weather conditions can have a catastrophic effect on businesses that do not have contingency plans in place. Consequently, at this time of year it's important to ensure you've completed a risk assessment for winter weather to protect your employees, customers, and the public-at-large. What does the law have to say around cold weather? The HSE’s Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) L24 for the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations (ACOP 12 paragraph 116) explicitly refers…

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Tis the Season to Carry Out Health & Safety Risk Assessments for the Cold Weather