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January 20, 2022

Unfair dismissal when employee refuses to agree to employment contract changes

An Employment Tribunal found a solicitor was unfairly dismissed for refusing to agree to changes to her employment contract. These changes would have given the employer the freedom to unilaterally reduce her pay and hours to 80% or place her on furlough. The dismissal was unfair because of a lack of meaningful consultation and failure to reasonably consider alternatives to dismissal. The facts Following a downturn in work at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, a firm of solicitors decided to place around half of…

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January 17, 2022

The quick way to deal with employee payroll & HR queries

We’ve all been there: the inbox is stacking up, the phone is ringing off the hook, and let’s not even get started on those furiously typing in teams. Whether you’re a small team, or a miniature army, there are obvious benefits in quickly managing employee queries relating to payroll & HR. This is the easy way to ship them off your plate, and quick. Why does it matter? Call your employees impatient, but when they have queries heading to your department, it’s normally in relation…

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The quick way to deal with employee payroll & HR queries
January 13, 2022

New ACAS guidance cracks down on fire and rehire tactics

There is new guidance published by ACAS on ‘fire and rehire’ amidst surge in attempts to fire and rehire employees on lesser contractual terms. Whilst fire and rehire can help avoid redundancies, ACAS identifies the use of the Covid-19 pandemic as a ‘smokescreen’ to diminish workers’ terms and conditions via extreme fire and rehire practices. What is fire and rehire? The approach - more commonly referred to as dismissal and re-engagement - is where an employee’s contract of employment is terminated, and at the same…

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January 13, 2022

Dismissing an employee for breaching self-isolation guidelines found unfair

The decision to summarily dismiss an employee for being ‘highly irresponsible’ and ‘reckless’ in breaching self-isolation guidelines was found to be unfair. An employee was successful in their claim for unfair dismissal despite the tribunal finding ‘blameworthy conduct’ on his part. Background of the case The Claimant was employed as a Forklift Truck Driver in the Respondent’s warehouse in Newbridge, Scotland. His employment began on 5 January 1998 and was continuous until 25 February 2021. On 8 February 2021, the Claimant’s line manager emailed Mr…

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dismissed for breaching self isolation guidelines case
January 12, 2022

Our Next Generation Software & Microsoft Technology

As part of our Next Generation Software, we're now operating across the latest Microsoft Azure cloud-based solution. But what does that mean? Well, we’re glad you asked! On the surface of it, you might not think this is the most exciting feature across our Next Generation Software – but that’s where you’d be mistaken. Hosting our software on Microsoft Azure comes with some notable benefits. We’re talking streamlined processes, improved flexibility and added security to boot. It’s technology that we’re happy to put our trust…

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January 12, 2022

Eight easy ways to boost your employees’ wellbeing this Blue Monday

This could be the bluest Monday in history. After two years of living through the pandemic, and potentially more challenges ahead, it's more important than ever for businesses to prioritise their employees' wellbeing. With Blue Monday just around the corner (17th January), we've put together this list of how you can easily support your employees in beating the Monday blues. Here are our eight top suggestions. 1. Initiate kindness When times are tough, it's well reported that small acts of kindness can make a big…

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January 11, 2022

Connecting through API integration

We believe in harmony through collaboration. That’s why our easy to access Next Generation Software bridges the gap between applications through open API architecture. Not just for the technological wizards of the payroll & HR world, our Next Generation software makes APIs accessible for businesses large and small. What are APIs? Application programming interfaces, affectionately known as APIs, are clever connections that allow systems to communicate with each other efficiently. They're built to streamline data flow i.e. pass information back and forth easily. And our…

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January 11, 2022

Why we built the Moorepay Mobile App

Beautiful. Convenient. Easy. Is it what dreams are made of? Maybe. Say hello to the easy to access Moorepay Mobile App. Why we built the app Our users said that our software on mobile was "useless", "unacceptable" and "the worst experience ever". Suffice to say, we knew that we needed to change. So we took their feedback on board and started building a bespoke app to create a better user experience for all. Although our software was simple and intuitive to use on desktop, it…

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Moorepay mobile app for payroll and hr
January 11, 2022

Bank holidays in 2022: five things you need to know

This year, there are some additional complications to bank holidays including dates moving and an additional day. So, here are five important things you need to know about bank holidays for 2022. Most of the UK has eight permanent bank holidays each year: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Day, Spring Bank Holiday, Summer Bank Holiday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Traditionally, except for the festive bank holidays, these take place on a Monday. However, in 2022 there's an extra bank holiday on…

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Bank Holidays - Six Things You Need to Know
January 10, 2022

Say hello to our Next Generation Software

We’ve broken up with buffering, excessive tabs, and old school navigation, and we’ve never felt better. We’re excited to announce our Next Generation Software, ushering in a new era for payroll and HR professionals. The industry came knocking and we answered. Easy to use The new user experience had a simple focus: being easy to use. So, we’ve streamlined the menu screen, we’ve redesigned the user interface, and we’ve even added built-in user-guides for an additional level of support. This brand-new user experience makes our…

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