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Alcohol in the workplace

Sometimes, dealing with issues in the workplace can be really straightforward.  Poor timekeeping.  Absence without leave.  Off sick every Friday (to get ready for the weekend) and every Monday (to recover from it).  It’s relatively, although not always of course, straightforward to identify that there is a problem and what to do about it. However, […]

New statutory rates 2014

Every April sees a small increase in statutory rates applying to every business with employees. If you have staff off on sick leave, on maternity or paternity leave, you need to know what the current rates are so you can make sure you’re paying them correctly. In brief, the new statutory rates 2014 are as […]

Why audio recording interviews and typing them up is a very good idea

Today’s guest blog comes from Ashley Price of APA Secretarial. Ashley has been running the business since 1996. He works with his wife, Jackie, and together they provide audio transcription services to companies and university researchers. Outside of work, Ashley is a Town Councillor for Lewes, in Sussex, and the Council’s “Anti-Domestic Abuse Champion”. Ashley […]

Who really “owns” contacts and accounts on social media?

A recent High Court ruling over ownership of LinkedIn groups has called into question of the ownership of social media accounts, contacts and data when those accounts are used for business purposes. The Court decided to issue an injunction against three former employees of a company, requiring them to give “exclusive access, management and control” […]