December 8, 2016

Supporting breastfeeding mothers – a guide for employers

Breastfeeding is a hot topic, and the debate over public breastfeeding is well-publicised. But breastfeeding can also present challenges to the employer, as low-cost airline Easyjet recently found out to its disadvantage when two breastfeeding mothers won a discrimination case brought against them at a recent Tribunal in Bristol. Read on to see how the…

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December 5, 2016

Banish the bah humbugs – top tips for decorating the office safely

What can you possibly do in an office around Christmas that puts life and limb at risk? The answer you’re searching for is hanging up decorations around the office, and that’s because many people don’t consider the risks attached to readying the workspace for festive fun. With trips/slips or falls, electrical incidents and manual handling/lifting…

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November 28, 2016

New sentencing guidelines focus on potential outcomes of H&S breaches

How have the latest changes to sentencing guidelines affected the outcomes of recent cases and why should business owners shift their focus when managing Health and Safety failures? A recent case involving a care home resident falling down an unprotected stairwell provides a stark reminder of the need to protect against falls from height, specifically…

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November 24, 2016

12 easy steps employers can take for a successful Christmas party

We are coming up to that time of year again when most people will be attending a Christmas function of some description either in the office, an organised event or even just down at the local. But, beware, high Christmas spirits can cause problems for employers and land you in trouble if you don’t take…

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November 23, 2016

The Autumn Statement 2016 – questions we’ll all want answers to

There has been – to put it lightly – a fair amount of change since the last ‘fiscal event’ (the Budget) back in March. When George Osborne stood at the dispatch box to announce cuts to Corporation Tax and Business Rates, and increases in the Personal Allowance and the threshold for the higher rate of…

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November 21, 2016

Managing your team in extreme weather conditions [CHECKLIST]

With forecasters predicting up to four months of stormy weather ahead, Britain could be facing the worst winter in 100 years. Managing your team during a period of disruption can be a challenge, so here’s a quick checklist to make sure you’ve given yourself the best chance of success. With experts EXACTA WEATHER warning Brits…

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November 14, 2016

Shared Parental Leave poses costly problem to employers

A recent employment tribunal seeing Network Rail pay out £23,000 has highlighted the potential issues employers could face with a Shared Parental Leave and pay policy. See what Shared Parental Leave means, why it’s important employers ensure their policies are non-discriminatory, and the potential consequences of unequal parental pay. The 10 November 2016 was Equal…

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November 10, 2016

Moorepay 50 years young: making payroll & HR easy since 1966

Happy birthday to us. Happy birthday to us. Happy birthday dear… You get the idea. Moorepay is 50 years young today, celebrating our golden anniversary in right royal fashion. The bunting is strung, the cake has been despatched, and a lot of people are wearing some very fetching badges. We share a 1966 birthday with…

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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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