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Natural HR webinar round-up: HR Investigations, Grievances and Disciplinaries: How to reduce your risks?

By Employee Management, Employment Law, Legal, Natural HR, Webinar

In the latest episode of our Expert HR series, Natural HR was joined by Kate Marston, Director of Mast People Support, to discuss everything to do with HR Investigations, Grievances, and Disciplinaries and, most importantly, how businesses and HR teams can reduce the risks posed by them. Please note, this is a review of the items discussed during the webinar. You can view the full video recording of the webinar on our website here. All items and discussions covered in this represent the webinar and don’t represent the views of Natural HR. Natural HR are not solicitors or qualified legal…

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What has Euro 2020 taught us about managing employees on Social Media?

By Employee Management, Legal, Technology

In July 2021, 31 million people from across the country joined each other in watching the England playoff against Italy in the finals for the 2020 European Championship. Despite the disappointing defeat faced by the England fans, a disheartening blowback seen online was the torrent of racial abuse aimed at players Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka. But the issue of what employees say on social media, under the guise of personal use, and not representing the views of the company, and the unintended blowback it can have on their employers, goes beyond just the Euros. Earlier this year,…

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HR employee working our the median of the Gender Pay Gap for her business

The 3 HR Challenges of Gender Pay Gap Reporting

By Business, Legal

As an HR professional, you’ll no doubt be familiar with the 2017 regulations on gender pay gap reporting. Affecting employers with more than 250 staff, it’s a legal requirement for the following figures to be made publicly available: –        Gender pay gap (mean and median averages) –        Gender bonus gap (mean and median averages) –        The proportion of men and women receiving bonuses –        The proportion of men and women in each quartile of the organisation’s pay structure As reported by the BBC in April 2019, 78% of…

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self employed workers

“Self-employed” workers take legal action over employee rights

By HR News, Legal

Four bicycle couriers in the UK, are taking legal action against their companies in order to be entitled to workers’ rights, such as paid holidays and the minimum wage. Similar to the story in the US, where Uber drivers are campaigning for employee’s rights, this case could be significant in the business world regarding workers who are being categorised as ‘self-employed’. The couriers, in this case, are being considered self-employed despite working 50 hours a week for one firm. Many bicycle couriers, work longer days and particularly in London, can cover 60-70 miles per day, being paid £2 per delivery….

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basic legal obligations for an employer

Basic legal obligations for an employer

By Legal

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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