The Fair Pay Agreements Bill has been introduced by the Government into Parliament. It has passed its first reading and people can now have their say during the Select Committee stage.
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Now is the time to check you are all sorted for the three payroll changes that come into effect Friday 1st April 2022.
It’s nothing complicated. The key things you will need to do are:

  • Make sure your payroll software is up to date
  • Review how the changes will affect your team and inform them of any changes
  • Change your APs if you are paying employees by automatic payment (AP) Read more

As business owners we know things can change pretty quickly in this Covid era, and they have! Read more

CLOSING OVER THE FESTIVE SEASON?

If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to start talking to your staff about leave plans for the festive closedown, if your business traditionally shuts down over the festive season. Read more

As the start date looms for the Covid-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Light System), the vaccine pass and mandate have just got very real with the announcement by two major retailers, The Warehouse Group and Countdown, joining the list of employers making vaccination mandatory for their staff.
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Let’s face it, at times it’s jolly hard being an employer (or manager) and sometimes we can feel like we are walking on eggshells around our employees.

Do not get me wrong, most employees are great and an asset to your business. You rarely (or never) have a need for a difficult conversation with such employees.

But when you have a problem employee on your hands, it can be all-consuming and hard to see the wood for the trees. This is when you need to hold onto that internal mantra of “settle petal”.
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Yes! It’s the HR version of that famous television programme, Mythbusters!
There are three myths in HR that we regularly hear clients and professional advisors talk about, and we seriously need to bust them! Read more

The Covid era we are in continues to be an evolving landscape. For business owners and managers, the top of mind consideration is the Covid-19 vaccination and how it affects our workplaces. Read more

On 20 May, the Amendment Bill to increase minimum sick leave entitlements was given its Royal Assent. It’s a fairly straightforward piece of legislation in that it simply increases the minimum entitlement from 5 days to 10 days for most employees. Read more

There’s never a dull moment in HR. Although most moments are good, there are times when things are definitely not. Unfortunately the rule book for dealing with tricky HR situations hasn’t been written (yet), so if you find yourself struggling with an employee problem and wondering what to do, think about applying the emergency medicine principle of ‘triage’ to assess the scale and urgency of the problem and how to deal with it.

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