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Posted on Nov 15th 2017.
Posted on Oct 10th 2017.
Are you currently planning on opening a new restaurant? Do you already run an establishment but struggle to keep up with food safety legislation?
If you work in a place that deals with food, it’s important that you have correct procedures in place and are complying with the most recent legislation.
We’ve taken a look at the main food hygiene laws that anyone working in the hospitality industry must adhere to and the best ways to make sure employees are fully trained and qualified.
Posted on Oct 4th 2017.
Under the ‘Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998’ and the ‘Abrasive Wheels Regulations 1970’ those who operate Abrasive Wheels must have sufficient training. This training must certify competence and not just attendance. Wurkplace’s online training course requires certain criteria be met before allowing a pass on the course. This includes a 75% pass mark on each end of module test.
Posted on Aug 23rd 2017.
Posted on Jul 28th 2017.
On Wednesday 26th July 2017, the UK Supreme Court ruled in favour of eliminating unfair Employment Tribunal fees. The Government will now have to refund over £27m to people who have been unfairly charged over the last 4 years. This was a huge win for Unison, one of the UK’s largest trade unions who represent full-time and part-time staff who provide public services. It is being described as “the biggest victory in a court in British employment history”, so we felt like we should take a look at what happened.
Posted on Jun 26th 2017.
Every year, thousands of people suffer from breathing in harmful substances such as dust, fumes and vapour. Exposure to these substances can lead to developing asthma, lung scaring and even cancer. It’s a huge risk that workers are subjecting themselves to and we need to raise awareness of the ways to prevent this.
Posted on Jun 20th 2017.
Posted on Jun 6th 2017.
The Apprenticeship Levy is a levy on employers within the UK to fund the cost of apprenticeship assessment and training. It will affect all employers in all sectors. Its purpose is to get employers to invest in apprenticeships and help improve the current quality of apprenticeships.
The levy is in force from April 6th 2017.
Posted on May 18th 2017.
Payroll is covered by tax law, which can be drawn out and complex at the best of times. Through accurate payroll accounting you can ensure that you stay on the right side of the law. Outsourcing is the practice of using an outside firm to handle work normally performed within the company. Small companies do this, as they have no other option. Outsourcing can save money but that’s not the only reason to consider it.
There are many things that have to be factored in when deciding on who and how to operate your payroll and we will cover it all in this article.
Posted on May 5th 2017.
Running a business isn’t an easy task. There are many different factors to consider and the workload can easily become overbearing. One area in particular that can become overbearing is HR (Human Resources). HR is a large and very important part of a business. It deals with various aspects of employment, including recruitment, benefits, payroll and dismissal. All these areas require a lot of your time and focus and being a manager is often very time consuming. Here is where the problem lies.
A lot of small businesses these days are outsourcing their HR for various reasons. This article is a guide on what to consider when thinking about outsourcing.
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