February 12, 2018

How to Prepare your Workplace for a Transgender Employee

By now all companies should have an adequate equal opportunities policy in place which includes sexual orientation and gender reassignment, two of the ‘protected characteristics’ under the Equality Act 2010. But is having an equal opportunities policy enough? Just because you may have such a policy tucked away in your handbook, this doesn’t mean that…

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February 5, 2018

Five Steps for Dealing with Difficult or Underperforming Employees

Poor attitude, poor behaviour, poor standards of work and high levels of absence are the most common issues our clients have with their employees. One underperforming employee could be costing the company as much as 20% of their annual salary, and having just one underperforming employee can lower moral within the rest of the workforce,…

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February 2, 2018

Prepping for the AE Pensions Increase – What’s Next for Auto Enrolment?

Six years after the launch of pensions auto enrolment, February finally marked the last staging date for the UK’s smallest employers to enrol their employees into a workplace pension scheme. According to figures from the Pensions Regulator, one million employers have now enrolled their employees into a pension through auto enrolment. The government-led programme launched…

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January 31, 2018

Next Stage of the Moorepay Journey – Sale to Bain Capital

In October, we announced Bain Capital Private Equity had entered into discussions with NGA Human Resources (our parent company) to acquire the NGA UK & Ireland and Moorepay businesses. The transaction was subject to some customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. These have now been satisfied and I’m pleased to announce that the deal completed…

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January 24, 2018

New Product Launch: Introducing People Analytics

Moorepay are pleased to announce the launch of our new People Analytics Solution, designed to deliver business managers and HR professionals real insight from their payroll & HR data. See clear opportunities for cost-reduction Predict future requirements and trends Drive business efficiency from informed decision making Available now, this new solution brings real-time, data-driven dashboards…

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January 20, 2018

GDPR: Massive Data Protection Shake-up Imminent

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation becomes law on 25 May 2018, after which the Information Commissioner will be able to impose penalties of up to £18 million (20 million euro) or 4% of a company’s global turnover for data protection breaches. We’re all aware of the major problems that can result from vast data hacks.…

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January 15, 2018

Did You Beat the January Blues? (Nine Employee Absence Tips for Winter)

If any of your employees called in sick on Monday 15th January, you’re not alone. The third Monday in January is known as ‘Blue Monday’ and has been calculated as the most depressing day of the year, with one of the highest levels of absence. The lack of employee motivation at this time of year…

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January 12, 2018

Check Your Doors! School Governors Fined After Finger Amputation

If you haven’t run a thorough safety check on your doors in the past few years, this recent story might shock you. In a traumatic turn of events, a four-year-old primary school pupil’s fingers were trapped in a toilet door, resulting in partial amputation. The board of governors pleaded guilty to breaching Section 3(1) of…

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January 9, 2018

Twenty Seventeen: What a Year You’ve Been for HR!

Goodbye to 2017, the year that just kept giving. 2017 was a corker for those in the HR/employment law community, serving up a variety of interesting cases and food for thought. The withdrawal of Employment Tribunal fees The withdrawal of Employment Tribunal fees has got to be the most spectacular event in the 2017 HR…

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December 18, 2017

Morrisons Data Leak Highlights GDPR Threat to Employers

Business owners have been given a wake up call after the news that thousands of employees are suing Morrisons supermarket after their personal details were leaked online by a senior IT employee. With new the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into force in May 2018, it highlights the financial and reputational risks of the…

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December 15, 2017

Could you Afford to Pay 13 years’ Holiday Pay?

Businesses that employ ‘gig economy’ workers, such as taxi or delivery firms, and deny them paid holiday leave could now be forced to pay huge bills as a result of a recent ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The ruling found that a commission-based salesman was entitled to claim for up to 13…

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December 12, 2017

Flexible Working: Your Route to a Prosperous Future

The future of employment could lie in flexible working, according to a new survey carried out by consultancy, Timewise. The survey revealed that 63% of full time employees now work flexibly, with arrangements including working from home for some or all of the week, flexi time, part time hours and term time only work. It…

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