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Ensure your practice has a bad weather policy
MEDICAL and dental practices should have a bad weather policy to ensure they are fully prepared for any staff disruptions caused by the harsh winter weather.
Surge in tribunal claims since fees abolished
THERE has been a substantial rise in employment tribunal (ET) claims following the Supreme Court ruling that employment tribunal fees were unlawful and prevented access to justice for workers.
Sexual harassment in the workplace
HE is the brains behind some of Hollywood’s biggest movies, but Harvey Weinstein stands accused of a catalogue of claims of sexual harassment against actresses and female employees spanning the last two decades.
THE following changes (per hour) to the national minimum wage take place from April 1:
Ask the expert: Is my practice ready for GDPR?
What measures does my practice need to take ahead of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect?
Case study: Using past conduct to dismiss an employee
PAST conduct can be taken into account when deciding to dismiss an employee, even if disciplinary action was not taken at that time. However, the case of NHS 24 v Pillar highlights the importance of following the correct procedures during any investigation into an incident.
Did you know?
THE Employment Law team at MDDUS have a range of useful documentation available.
Childcare voucher changes delayed
PLANS to scrap an employer-backed childcare voucher scheme for new applicants have been delayed by six months following a House of Commons debate.
HR Alert: Fit for work scheme to be scrapped
PRACTICES are reminded that the government’s flagship fit for work scheme is to be scrapped due to low referral rates.
Deal with performance issues in appropriate way
A RECENT employment tribunal case Mrs M Williams v Meddygfa Rhydbach Surgery & Others highlights the importance of robust performance management.