May 3, 2021

Your checklist for data that should pull from HR to Payroll

Payroll and HR, Bonnie and Clyde, Beyoncé and Jay-Z. You simply can’t have one without the other! Whether your payroll sits within the HR team, finance, or you have a separate dedicated team altogether, the two are always intricately linked. And having data accurately pull from one to the other is essential for accurate payroll…

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May 1, 2021

What you’ll need to kick-start using APIs in payroll

Thinking about setting up an API integration to connect your payroll to other systems? Here’s what you need to know to get APIs to work for you. Why use APIs in the first place? It’s common knowledge that different providers have different specialties and strengths. For example, if you go to a craft beer pub,…

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April 28, 2021

What’s next on the roadmap out of lockdown?

April saw lockdown ease with the reopening of hairdressers, swimming pools and beer gardens. So, what’s happening next as lockdown is slowly lifted across the UK? And how can employers and HR teams get prepared? Read our blog post to find out the next steps, plus, what are the key considerations employers need to make?…

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April 28, 2021

The legislation that protects transgender employees

Diversity and inclusion is quickly climbing the business agenda. Something to consider is how you can better support employees with gender dysphoria, as well as transitioning and transgender employees. What is the legislation that protects transgender employees? What are your obligations as an employer? And what does best practice look like? Keep reading to find…

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April 27, 2021

Recent development in equal pay for Asda employees

The Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited judgment on Friday 26 March 2021. The ET, EAT and Court of Appeal had decided that the relevant employees (retail workers) were entitled to compare themselves with distribution employees in other establishments under section 79(4)(c) of the Equality Act 2010 (and section 1(6) of the Equal Pay Act…

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April 26, 2021

Sleep-in shifts: what hours count for the National Minimum Wage?

This case concerns the appropriate rate of pay for a worker when completing a ‘sleep-in’ shift and being on-call for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015 (‘NMW’). The Facts Mrs Tomlinson-Blake was a care support worker employed by the Royal Mencap Society. In addition to her day care duties – for which she…

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April 26, 2021

How to calculate employees’ pensionable earnings

We know that, as an employer, by law we must contribute to our employees’ pension. But what are pensionable earnings? And how do we calculate them? As an employer, you must now legally auto enrol your employees into your workplace pension scheme. Contributions must hit minimum contributions to be legally compliant and will reflect figures…

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April 24, 2021

5 ways to get your people managers to approve holidays requests – fast!

Do your managers have holiday requests collecting dust in their inboxes, paper requests being used as coasters, and unaccounted for leave in their team? Driving people managers to quickly approve holiday requests can be challenging, but if not managed correctly it can lead to poorly managed rotas, staffing issues and disengaged employees. Check out our…

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April 19, 2021

How to set up salary sacrifice benefits for employees

We all want to deliver a fantastic employee experience, and salary sacrifice benefits are a great way to give extra value to your workers: helping them to look after their finances, health and leisure time. However, salary sacrifice and payroll integration don’t always go hand in hand, and getting it wrong can be costly. Follow…

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April 14, 2021

What was the verdict on worker status at Uber?

An Important Case on the Topic of Worker Status decided by the EAT in February 2021. In this case, the main question raised is whether an Uber driver is a “worker” for the purposes of employment legislation. A “worker” has the right to be paid at least the national minimum wage, receive annual paid leave…

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April 10, 2021

3 simple ways to streamline manual payrolls

Ever get the feeling there must be a simpler way to get those painful payrolls processed? Now we can’t grant you three wishes, but we do have three simple steps set to alleviate the strain on even the most hectic payroll department! Employee self-service How much of your time is spent dealing with the ‘who,…

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April 7, 2021

Four quick tips for faster timesheet processing

When the end of the month is hurtling towards you the last thing you need is outstanding, incomplete or downright wrong timesheets. The key to end of month bliss? A timely and clean timesheet process powered by your people managers. “But how?” we hear you cry. Well, that’s what we answer in this article. Electronic…

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