November 7, 2016

Are you using slaves in your supply chain? [UPDATED]

In March 2015 the introduction of the Modern Slavery act consolidated and improved our modern laws of human trafficking, slavery or forced labour committed by UK nationals or companies. So what does it mean to you? The Modern Slavery Act 2015 – What do I have to do? Larger employers are now required to produce…

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October 25, 2016

New H&S sentencing guidelines are hitting small businesses hard

11% of ALL prison sentences for H&S offences (since guidelines were first introduced in the Health and Safety at Work Act in 1974) have been handed out in the last eight months to October 2016. In a trend we predicted in our Sentencing Guidelines update webinar earlier in the year (hat tip), recent reports show…

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October 24, 2016

Why you need a language policy for your workplace [Q&A + PDF]

The diversity of the 31m members of the British workforce means people of different nationalities, languages and cultures are working side-by-side every day. And with a significant number (8 per cent) not having English as their first language, employers often experience challenges in the workplace around the languages employees speak and need to be careful…

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October 18, 2016

Illegal working: practical steps to protect your business

Illegal working is a pressing concern facing the Government, with repeated promises from ministers to tackle the issue. There have been high profile cases where the Government has acted, the most eye-catching recently being the Byron Burger sting that saw dozens of workers arrested and the business criticised for colluding with immigration officials. With recent…

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October 11, 2016

Holiday entitlement calculations made easy

Calculating holiday entitlement for full time employees is relatively straight-forward. But what about when an employee starts or leaves part way through the holiday year, and what about part time employees? That’s when calculating entitlement can get a little more difficult. To help you through this arithmetic exercise we’ve compiled the following guide to hopefully…

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October 5, 2016

Half the women in your workplace face sexual harassment

Many would like to think that sexual harassment in the workplace was a thing of the past, something our progressive modern world has left behind – like boozy lunches, typing pools and overflowing desktop ashtrays. But if the recent sexual harassment allegations around presidential-nominee Donald Trump’s past conduct serve any purpose, it’s that they remind…

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October 4, 2016

Moorepay shortlisted for Payroll Service Provider of the Year 2016

Moorepay have been shortlisted for the CIPP Payroll Service Provider of the Year Award 2016, with the winner announced at the awards dinner on Thursday 6 October. The award is given to the best payroll provider in the industry and recognises ‘the provider proven to demonstrate commitment to customer service and an effective and compliant…

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October 3, 2016

Regional Roadshows visiting seven cities across the UK

This autumn/winter sees Moorepay take to the road with a series of regional roadshows under the banner ‘Explore Develop Share’. We’ll be running two roadshows in each city – an open session in the morning and exclusive events for clients in the afternoon. Both sessions are free to attend. The open sessions will host HR…

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September 28, 2016

Sacked for social media use – employee conduct and how to deal with it

Being sacked for social media use is becoming more and more common place, with the now-ex Corrie star Marc Anwar the latest person to publicly lose his job after a Twitter/Facebook tirade. ITV acted quickly to respond to the situation – which escalated after Anwar posted racially offensive comments about Indian people on Twitter –…

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September 27, 2016

Directors at SME doing time while Alton Towers case reaches conclusion

With Merlin, the owners of Alton Towers, fined £5 million following the Smiler accident in June 2015, the fact that two directors at another business received suspended prison sentences for H&S breaches in the same week may have gone unnoticed. And so might the prosecution of the scrapyard featured in a BBC documentary series. In…

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September 19, 2016

A growing problem: maternity discrimination on the increase

Maternity discrimination is becoming a bigger and bigger concern, according to an inquiry by the Parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee. The committee has warned of a growing problem of new and expectant mothers being treated unfairly at work, while Citizens Advice has announced a 58 per cent rise in the number of maternity-related problems it…

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September 14, 2016

Introducing… the Fit for Work service

In autumn 2015 the Government introduced the Fit for Work occupational health assessment service. The scheme allows employers to refer employees who have been, or are likely to be, off work for four weeks or more to a free and confidential Fit for Work consultation with occupational health professionals. GPs have been able to refer…

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