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How to ensure acceptable conduct at Christmas office parties

14 December 2017

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Office parties, employers and employees either love them or loathe them, but they remain a feature of most people's employment. They range from a small social gathering in the pub after work at the end of a stressful day to the full-blown Christmas party where the alcohol flows freely all night. Unfortunately, while many employees will use it to let their hair down completely harmlessly, the office party may represent trouble for a small minority. Employers need to be proactive in ensuring acceptable conduct as they could find themselves vicariously liable for the actions of their employees if those actions are deemed to have been committed "in the course of their employment", whether or not they were done with the employer's knowledge or approval.

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Festive Fire Safety - from the workplace to the home

13 December 2017

Make sure it’s a Christmas to remember – for the right reasons!

As we all know, Christmas brings a plethora of extra jobs, both at home and at work – buying presents, last minute rush to get all the work out of the doors, work parties, decorations and of course cooking Christmas dinner for the family and friends. With such festivities taking place during this period, it’s common for fire safety to take a back seat.

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Do you need to provide extra holiday in 2018?

01 November 2017

As a result of the way in which the Easter bank holidays fall in 2018 and 2019, some employers will breach their employees' annual leave rights unless they furnish them with an extra day's annual leave.

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The best business minds in just one place

05 October 2017

The 2017 BOSS Awards provides a networking opportunity like no other.

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Ninja Stamper Loyalty Card Challenge 2017

03 October 2017

The Rubber Stamp Manufacturers Guild (RSMG) invite you and your team to participate in a competition to be the 2017 'Ninja Stamper Champion', on Friday 6 October 2017.

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GDPR - what do I need to know?

29 September 2017

The third in our series of Topical Tips webinars will address the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) that take effect next May. Join us next Tuesday 3 October at 5pm to get up to speed.

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BOSS Awards 2017 Shortlist Announced

BOSS Awards 2017 Shortlist Announced

14 September 2017

The BOSS Industry Awards recognise and reward those in the office supplies and services industry who can demonstrate real excellence, either as individuals or through the successful performance of their business.

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Top tips on topical topics

24 August 2017

Providing relevant and valuable information on topics of interest to our members is at the core of what we believe we can do to help support our industry.

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Preparing your business for the GDPR

Preparing your business for the GDPR

17 August 2017

The current Data Protection Act will be replaced with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) on 25 May 2018 to protect personal data. A business that is not GDPR compliant could face a fine of €20m or 4% of its annual turnover.

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BOSS announce 'Gem of a Relationship' Conference on day of BOSS Awards

10 August 2017

Now in its second year, the BOSS Awards conference is a business conference designed to develop skills and knowledge and bring all sectors of the industry together to collaboratively focus on growth opportunities.

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Leaders of the Future meet to provide the voice of the industry's millennials

Leaders of the Future meet to provide the voice of the industry's millennials

03 August 2017

Following a series of successful and well attended BOSS conferences aimed at the younger talent in the industry over the last few years, a group of "future leaders" has been formed to keep BOSS in touch with their aspirations and attitudes.

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Supreme Court rules tribunal fees are unlawful

Supreme Court rules tribunal fees are unlawful

27 July 2017

It has been reported that on 26 July 2017 the Supreme Court has ruled that fees to issue claims at the Employment Tribunal are unlawful.It has been reported this morning that the Supreme Court has ruled that fees to issue claims at the Employment Tribunal are unlawful.

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On the rebound - how to stop a dismissal from backfiring

24 July 2017

There is nothing more upsetting to an employer than dismissing an employee for a clear act of misconduct and then risking a successfully argued Employment Tribunal claim against them.

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BOSS Awards - Are you the best in your region?

BOSS Awards - Are you the best in your region?

19 July 2017

Is your dealership made up of the best people, processes and values that your region can offer? Are you proud of your regional heritage, and are you active within your local community?

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Last chance to enter the 2017 BOSS Awards!

Last chance to enter the 2017 BOSS Awards!

17 July 2017

Time is running out to enter this year's prestigious BOSS Awards. The closing date for entries is this Friday 21 July, so be sure to submit your entries as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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BOSS Awards - Are you head and shoulders above the rest?

BOSS Awards - Are you head and shoulders above the rest?

17 July 2017

Does your business really stand out from the crowd? Have you developed an impressive initiative that has made a real impact on your organisation, or the industry as a whole?

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BOSS Awards - How winning transformed our business

BOSS Awards - How winning transformed our business

17 July 2017

Motivating customers, suppliers and staff - that's what winning a BOSS Award can do for your business.

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Bid support for BOSS members

13 July 2017

We are pleased to announce that we have formed a new partnership with the UK's leading bid services company, Bid Perfect, to provide support to our members when responding to a formal invitation to tender (ITT).

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