November 2, 2017

Tribunal Fees Q&A No. 4: Will previous ECJ rulings be interpreted for claims made after Brexit?

Following the ruling removing tribunal fees for claimants, we’re taking an in-depth look at four key questions the ruling raises. In this fourth-and-final blog from Employer Services Manager Andy Weir, we look at the potential consequences for employment law adjudication post-Brexit: 4. With Britain’s most senior Judge Lord Neuberger requesting more clarity from the Government…

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October 20, 2017

Business and Terrorism: Looking After your Staff in Dangerous Times

Any employer could be forgiven for being confused about how to protect workers in these times when we are increasingly on alert for terror attacks in the UK. But it is not just a matter of safeguarding workers as they go about their business – it’s also about knowing where they are, particularly for those…

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October 13, 2017

Moorepay – The Next Phase of Growth

You may have seen the news that NGA Human Resources has divested its domestic UK divisions to Bain Capital Private Equity, a leading global investment firm (see official press release from NGA HR). This represents another milestone in the history of our company and we’re excited to enter a new phase of our development while…

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October 12, 2017

Court Rules in Favour of Workplace-Email Privacy

A new legal precedent has been set across Europe following a ruling that employees are allowed a certain amount of privacy when sending and receiving workplace emails. The case, heard in the European Court of Human Rights, originally relates to a Romanian engineer who was dismissed in 2007 for exchanging messages on an office account…

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October 1, 2017

HSE Announces New Way to Challenge FFIs and NoCs

Following a successful challenge by a firm in September 2016, the HSE has announced a new procedure to challenge Fees for Intervention (FFIs) bills and Notices of Contraventions (NoCs). The new process, which came into force 1 September, will require the HSE to disclose information to complainants about how inspectors decided the organisation was in…

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September 21, 2017

Eight Steps to Overcome your Fear of Employee Grievances

Disgruntled, frustrated and even furious are feelings most employees will experience at some point in their careers. Yet, when they bring such feeling to the attention of their superiors, many managers panic for fear of falling foul of employment law or other repercussions. Often, all the employee wants is to be listened to or given…

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September 20, 2017

Ryanair – Pilots Take Flight Leaving Passengers Grounded

Ryanair has been hit with a self-inflicted HR disaster as poor holiday scheduling for its own pilots has led the popular airline to cancel 2,000 flights, leaving many holiday-makers and business travellers stranded. The airline has apologised, admitting ‘we messed up in the planning of pilot holidays’ after getting their forward planning all wrong. Ironically,…

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September 14, 2017

How to Turn Legal Obligations into Effective Flexible Working Practices

The reality of implementing flexible working requests has come under scrutiny from the TUC, after a survey of 1,000 young parents revealed significant challenges in arranging childcare around their working hours. The survey targeted young parents aged between 20-35 with regards to flexible working arrangements. The parents had at least one child aged between 1-16-years-old…

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September 12, 2017

Post-Brexit, Employers Need to be Careful they do not Discriminate Against EU Workers

Campaigners have raised concerns that employers, businesses and landlords are responding to the Brexit narrative by discriminating against EU citizens here in the UK. Many examples collected by EU-citizen campaign group the3million which can at best be attributed to ignorance, and include: An advert for a graduate sales executive in Bristol specifying German language skills…

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