November 22, 2017

Autumn Budget 2017: Snapshot for SMEs

This Autumn Budget was widely trailed as the trickiest to be delivered in a generation. Slowing economic growth, a longstanding commitment to deficit reduction, Brexit uncertainty and rapid technological change all combined to give the Chancellor Philip Hammond very little room to manoeuvre. But in an hour-long speech that will contain a great deal of…

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November 6, 2017

Notice of Legal Proceedings – Be Prepared for Any Historical Claims [10-min read]

Every employer dreads them but few can avoid them – the dreaded notice that legal proceedings have been taken against them. This can range from an industrial injury claim (generally speaking handled by the employer’s liability insurance), to notice of civil proceedings, to notice of an Employment Tribunal claim. This article sets out the steps…

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November 2, 2017

Tribunal Fees Q&A No. 4: Will previous ECJ rulings be interpreted for claims made after Brexit?

Following the ruling removing tribunal fees for claimants, we’re taking an in-depth look at four key questions the ruling raises. In this fourth-and-final blog from Employer Services Manager Andy Weir, we look at the potential consequences for employment law adjudication post-Brexit: 4. With Britain’s most senior Judge Lord Neuberger requesting more clarity from the Government…

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October 20, 2017

Business and Terrorism: Looking After your Staff in Dangerous Times

Any employer could be forgiven for being confused about how to protect workers in these times when we are increasingly on alert for terror attacks in the UK. But it is not just a matter of safeguarding workers as they go about their business – it’s also about knowing where they are, particularly for those…

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October 13, 2017

Moorepay – The Next Phase of Growth

You may have seen the news that NGA Human Resources has divested its domestic UK divisions to Bain Capital Private Equity, a leading global investment firm (see official press release from NGA HR). This represents another milestone in the history of our company and we’re excited to enter a new phase of our development while…

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October 12, 2017

Court Rules in Favour of Workplace-Email Privacy

A new legal precedent has been set across Europe following a ruling that employees are allowed a certain amount of privacy when sending and receiving workplace emails. The case, heard in the European Court of Human Rights, originally relates to a Romanian engineer who was dismissed in 2007 for exchanging messages on an office account…

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October 1, 2017

HSE Announces New Way to Challenge FFIs and NoCs

Following a successful challenge by a firm in September 2016, the HSE has announced a new procedure to challenge Fees for Intervention (FFIs) bills and Notices of Contraventions (NoCs). The new process, which came into force 1 September, will require the HSE to disclose information to complainants about how inspectors decided the organisation was in…

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September 21, 2017

Eight Steps to Overcome your Fear of Employee Grievances

Disgruntled, frustrated and even furious are feelings most employees will experience at some point in their careers. Yet, when they bring such feeling to the attention of their superiors, many managers panic for fear of falling foul of employment law or other repercussions. Often, all the employee wants is to be listened to or given…

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