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We solve your HR problems.
We are a dedicated team of experienced, qualified HR Consultants. We take away the headache of employment legislation that ties all organisations in knots.
Typically our clients are SMEs based in the South East and East Anglia, although we have many others across the country. We don’t stop them from acting, we enable them to make the practical, commercial decisions that are best for their business.
And we give them the support and the expertise to stay ahead of the HR minefield letting them concentrate on their day job - developing their businesses.
"We're hands on - you're hands free"
“I’ve worked with BackupHR since I took over responsibility for the Trust and wouldn’t consider using anyone else now."
“We think of BackupHR as part of our management team – I value their advice and honesty, and often use them as a sounding board.”
“When HR was given to me to run alongside finance, BackupHR proved absolutely crucial to managing this effectively.”
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Latest News Archive
Tesco has confirmed that it is paying former chief executive, Philip Clarke, £1.22m and former finance director, Laurie McIlwee, £971k under "separation agreements". Those payments had been suspended last year due to an investigation into Tesco's accounts. In Tesco's last interim results, the group said the payments were suspended given the investigation into its accounting practices. Last year, the retailer admitted to over-stating its half-year profits by more than £260m.
Published Feb 03, 2015 - 03:26 PM
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|Changes to Holiday Pay Calculations|
Changes to Holiday Pay CalculationsEvery worker has the statutory right to 5.6 weeks' paid holiday a year. Since 1998 it has been clear that this should be at normal pay i.e. usually basic pay.
In 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) held that a worker must be no worse off financially during annual leave than if they had continued working.
On 4th November 2014, the judgment of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the combined cases of Bear Scotland Ltd v Fulton and Others, confirmed what constitutes 'normal remuneration' when calculating holiday pay and, if a worker has been underpaid, how far back they can claim.
Published Feb 03, 2015 - 11:04 AM
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|Shared Parental Leave & Pay|
Shared Parental Leave & PayShared Parental Leave (ShPL) is a new right that will enable eligible mothers, fathers, partners and adopters to choose how to share time off work, after their child is born or placed for adoption. This could mean that the mother or adopter shares some of the leave with her partner, perhaps returning to work for part of the time and then resuming leave at a later date.
Published Feb 03, 2015 - 10:58 AM
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|Dress Codes & Appearance in the Workplace|
Dress Codes & Appearance in the WorkplaceACAS has issued new guidance on dress codes and appearance in the workplace.
It sets out the issues for employers to consider, rather than providing answers. Two areas it focuses on are tattoos/body piercings and religious dress.
Published Feb 03, 2015 - 10:43 AM
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|How to keep your Staff|
Over one third (37%) of UK workers plan to move jobs during 2015, according to a new survey by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). The research indicates that many employees do not feel engaged by their current employers, with two thirds (59%) hoping to move for better career opportunities and 25% feeling under-appreciated where they are.
Published Jan 26, 2015 - 04:00 PM
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|Guidance on Fit for Work Sickness Absence|
The Fit for Work service was launched on 15 December 2014, to offer impartial advice to employers for dealing with long-term sickness absence.
Published Jan 26, 2015 - 10:43 AM
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|Managing your Time & your People - March 2015|
Managing your Time & your PeopleLack of time is a Manager’s worse enemy but often a Manager can be more effective by simply taking a different approach. This course will focus on how to make the most of your time at work.
Published Dec 24, 2014 - 09:17 AM
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|Shared Parental Leave|
Shared Parental Leave (ShPL) is a new right that will enable eligible mothers, fathers, partners and adopters to choose how to share time off work, after their child is born or placed for adoption. This could mean that the mother or adopter shares some of the leave with her partner, perhaps returning to work for part of the time and then resuming leave at a later date.
Published Dec 15, 2014 - 07:00 AM
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|Perils of taking personal data to a new job|
Employees who take personal information with them to use in a new job expose themselves to legal action. This could include the employer taking action to enforce confidentiality provisions in the contract of employment, which continue following termination. It could also include exposure to a criminal conviction for breaching the Data Protection Act.
Published Dec 12, 2014 - 10:41 AM
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|The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 - Fortieth Birthday!|
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 - Fortieth Birthday!The Health and Safety at Work Act, often referred to as either the HSW Act, or HASAWA for short, is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health, safety and welfare in Great Britain. The Health and Safety Executive, with local authorities (and other enforcing authorities) is responsible for enforcing the Act and a number of other Acts and Statutory Instruments, including European Health & Safety Directives relevant to the working environment.
Published Dec 08, 2014 - 11:07 AM
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