Holiday Pay Workshop – Friday 25th November 2016

The Holiday Pay Workshop takes place on Friday 25th November 2016 at FDR Law, 21 Bold Street, Warrington WA1 1DG. Aimed at Managers of HR and Payroll, the focus will be on understanding the complexities around calculating Holiday Pay, and the impact this can have on budget planning.  This hands-on workshop will be run by Kim Hayton and will take the format […]

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Gender Pay Gap – Still a long way to go

Discussions around the Gender Pay Gap and how to redress the balance have been in the forefront since the government issued a consultation report in the summer with detailed plans on reporting in the public sector. It is expected that separate regulations will come into force by the end of 2016 that will require private […]

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Using Freelance Staff full time

The HMRC have announced this week that they are to form a specialist team to look at the organisations using freelance staff to carry out a full time role. Using freelance workers mean that an organisation does not have to provide the associated benefits of employment i.e. National Living / Minimum Wage, sick pay, pensions, […]

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Discrimination in the News – Lee v Ashers Baking Company

In the June-July 2015 issue of the HaytonHeyes newsletter we reported on this Northern Ireland case that had been making the headlines. A Christian-run bakery refused a customer’s request to have a cake made and decorated with a slogan supporting gay marriage. The baker was found guilty of discriminating against a gay customer and just […]

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Shared Parental Leave Victory

In a recent Employment Law Tribunal Case, David Snell was awarded over £28,000 as compensation in a sex discrimination claim. David Snell and his wife are both employed by Network Rail and when their first child was born they wanted to take advantage of Shared Parental Leave, which allows them to split the requisite parental […]

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Discrimination – a policy is not enough

Many companies will now have Discrimination policies in place as part of their Employee Handbook and hopefully feel confident that they have something robust in place if there are any issues or reports of non-compliance.  How do you know though if they are being followed or adhered to? Don’t assume that you’d hear about it […]

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HR Round Up – Recent projects

We regularly try to give you an insight into the type of HR projects we’ve been working on with our clients. Just in case you are looking for similar HR support and consultancy but didn’t realise it was an area we worked on: Eligibility to work issue—terminated an employee no longer entitled to work in […]

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Pokémon NO!

You would have had to be living in a bubble not to have heard of the new smartphone game Pokémon Go. It has literally gone global and people of all ages are playing in increasing numbers. There are benefits to Pokémon Go; there is suggestion that autistic children benefit from the interaction and socialisation encouraged […]

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Long term sickness absence

It is estimated that a minimum of 2.5m days are lost to long-term sickness absence each day in the UK. How do you handle an employee being off sick for a period of time? The first thing to understand is your company’s definition of what long-term sick is; as a rule of thumb we suggest […]

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Rio Olympics 2016

The next Olympic games start on the 5th August, and whereas it may not attract the same attention the London Olympics did in 2012, or even the recent Euro Championships, your employees may still get distracted. The UK are just 4 hours ahead of Brazil so there will be occasions during the working day when […]

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