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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June 24, 2013

Employment Tribunal Fees

In a bid to fight the employment tribunal fees being introduced in July, UNISON, Britain’s largest trade union, is applying to the High Court for a judicial review of the government’s new fee structure. The fees, brought in by the government, are intended to reduce the number of claims that reach employment tribunal by charging…

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A Simple Way to Bring Employment to an End?

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill received Royal Assent on 25th April 2013, making it the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013. One of the proposed employment law changes being introduced by the Act is the renaming of a ‘compromise agreement,’ which will become known as a ‘settlement agreement.’ A compromise agreement is a legally…

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Status Given Go Ahead

The Growth and Infrastructure Bill received Royal Assent on 25th April 2013, making it the Growth and Infrastructure Act. The Act will introduce ‘employee shareholder’ employment status, enabling an employee to relinquish certain employment rights in exchange for shares in the employer’s business. The first £2,000 of shares will not be subject to income tax.…

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June 18, 2013

Cloud cover: A HR professional’s guide to cloud computing

The cloud.’ No longer a scary, abstract technological term understood only by IT folk, cloud computing has taken off exponentially in the past few years. Everyone’s getting in on it, including HR and payroll departments. If there’s still some confusion in your organisation about what exactly the cloud is and how it can benefit your…

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June 3, 2013

Real Time Information: What’s the big idea?

Branded one of the biggest changes to payroll legislation since the introduction of PAYE, Real Time Information (or RTI), was rolled out in April 2013 at Her Majesty’s request. While the nuts and bolts of PAYE remain unchanged, the ‘how’s’ and ‘when’s’ of payroll processing have caused quite a shake-up within the industry. In a…

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May 31, 2013

The Dangers of Working on Fragile Roofs

In May 2013, a roofing company was fined for exposing workers to serious risk of injury at a site in North Wales. The Magistrates’ Court heard how the roofing contractor had been contracted to replace the roofs of light industrial units. The work involved replacing fragile asbestos cement roof sheets with metal roof cladding.  In…

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May 30, 2013

A H&S Guide to Working in Hot Weather

As we move into June following one of the worst winters for decades, let’s be positive and look forward to summer. While it may seem like warmer weather will never make its way to Blighty, remember back to last summer and of the occasional times when we get a week or more of really warm…

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May 29, 2013

Moorepay on display: HRSS 2013

Exhibiting at this year’s HR Software Show, Moorepay, an NGA Human Resources company, are to showcase the latest developments of Moorepayhr, their innovative cloud-based solution. Held on the 19th and 20th June at Olympia, London, CIPD’s free to attend HR Software Show provides HR and payroll professionals’ easy access to the industry’s leading suppliers. Moorepay, one…

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May 10, 2013

Tribunal rules: What’s to come

Almost two years ago, it was requested of Mr Justice Underhill that he conduct a review of Employment Tribunals Rules of Procedure (or ET rules). These recommendations were published in July 2012 and, although the new rules are yet to be officially released, a consultation published by the government in March implies that the majority…

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