July 29, 2020

How Will Parental Leave Change in Ireland in 2020?

The Parental Leave Act 2019 in Ireland extends parental leave. From 1 September 2020, the Parental Leave Act provides the full 26 weeks of parental leave. The phasing in of the increased leave provision is now complete. The qualifying age for children has also increased from 8 to 12 years (16 years for a disabled…

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July 28, 2020

How the Job Retention Scheme Affects the Redundancy Process

Many employers have taken advantage of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) in order to retain their employees during the COVID-19 crisis. But the scheme ends in October, leaving lots of businesses wondering: what next? For some, it’s onward and upwards and furloughed staff will return to business as usual. However, others will be contemplating…

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July 26, 2020

Should Shared Parental Leave be Scrapped?

There’s growing evidence that only 7% of UK employees have taken advantage of the 2015 government initiative of shared parental leave. Why are the take-up figures of shared parental leave are so low? And what can HR teams can do to improve this? Quick Reminder: What is Shared Parental Leave? This is where parental couples…

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July 26, 2020

How Will Gender Pay Gap Reporting Change in Ireland?

The Gender Pay Gap Information Bill The government is looking to pass the Gender Pay Gap Information Bill which will force employers to reveal salaries in the interests of assessing the progress of gender pay equality in the Republic. This bill is ongoing and still in the legislative process.

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July 25, 2020

What Is the Process When Interviewing for Redundancy?

The Gwynedd Council v Shelley Barrett case provides clarity on the new competitive interview process when choosing which employees to make redundant. Due to the impact of COVID-19, many businesses are considering redundancies. Employers have a duty to consider alternatives to redundancy, including finding suitable, alternative roles. How they select who will be offered an…

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July 24, 2020

COVID-19: Claiming Expenses When Working From Home

During the COVID-19 crisis, many employees were asked to work from home. But did you know that employees might be able to claim tax relief for some of the bills they have to pay due to working from home on a regular basis? Read our blog post to find out what they can claim for,…

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July 24, 2020

How Will Working Irish Parents be Affected by the Leave and Benefit Act?

The Parent’s Leave and Benefit Act is a new statutory provision which allows working parents to spend more time with their baby or adopted child during the first year. It is additional to maternity and paternity provisions and applies to births and adoptions on or after 1 November 2019. Each parent is now entitled to…

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July 23, 2020

Hey, Want to Trial Faster Payroll Payments?

Pay your employees faster. Instead of waiting three days for the cash to clear using a traditional Bacs transfer, with Faster Payments – it’s instant. This kind of speed affords lots of flexibility. Whether that’s to collect the cash you need to pay your people, or to take extra time to ensure payroll accuracy; there…

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July 22, 2020

Employee Engagement Surveys and COVID-19

An employee engagement survey is probably the last thing on your mind. But actually, is now the perfect time to take stock of the mood of your people? How has COVID-19 affected the employee experience? Why should you run an engagement survey? And how do you go about it? Keep reading to find out. COVID-19…

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July 22, 2020

Partnership with Tugela People: Helping SMEs Manage their Payroll

Moorepay has joined forces with Tugela People to provide a more comprehensive offering for their customers and ours. The next step of our partnership Yes, it’s official! After working as a referral partner with Tugela People for over two years, we are extending our partnership. Moorepay’s Payroll and HR Solutions will now form part of…

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July 20, 2020

Guidance on How to Safely Reopen Work Premises after COVID-19

Following the Prime Minister’s recent statement, from August 1st employers are now able to decide when to bring their staff back to the office. The key, from a Health and Safety perspective, is to carefully consider how this can be done safely. On Friday 17th July, the government announced that instead of encouraging home working…

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July 14, 2020

It’s Here! Moorepay’s New and Improved HR Hub

The HR Hub has now been upgraded to a new improved look and feel providing a more user-friendly experience for our customers.    New Knowledge Centre  We’ve created a  Knowledge Centre for easier navigation to core HR and Health & safety content topics.  From Maternity Rights to Grievances, Fire Safety and First Aid: You can access key content…

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