Basic legal obligations for an employer

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Whilst employing your first member of staff is an exciting time for you, employment law can be a bit of a minefield and can be a complex and often daunting place! There are so many laws and regulations which you need to consider so we thought we would share some of the simple basics with you and then, over the coming weeks, we will go into some of these in more detail. You must register with HMRC as an employer. All employees (this does not include self-employed or agency staff) who have been employed for more than a month should…

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New version release

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Since launching in September 2010 we have been working hard to make our software the best it can be to meet YOUR needs. At the same time, we were never totally happy with the design and layout of the software and really wanted to do something new and slicker and we are very excited to announce the release! As well as redesigning the interface we have also incorporated a host of NEW features based on customer requests which we hope are something you are as excited about as we are. These include: Employee self service Update address and contact details…

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Security starts with you!

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We get a lot of questions about how secure our application and the data contained with our application is and, whilst these are valid questions, we often encounter customers who think that the security is only our problem and not theirs. Whilst in some ways this is true and we do place a lot of time and energy into securing our systems and applications, there is a huge onus of responsibility on users to ensure their endpoints are secure – if this does not happen then how to secure our systems are becomes a minor consideration. For example, when you…

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How is my data backed up?

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It is an obvious concern for customers that their data is not only secure (which we will cover in our next post but there is more information at http://www.naturalhr.com/security in the meantime) but also that it is protected in the event of something going wrong. What can go wrong? Wel,l we are talking about things like a server failure or corruption of data and the likes which, trust me, happen to EVERYONE no matter how big you are. Technology can be deployed to minimise the impact of such issues but it is VERY expensive and, as a free provider, not…

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