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New bill to help small businesses
IN June, the government published the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill with a number of new measures designed to helping small businesses thrive and compete
Whistleblowing nurse receives £80k payout
A WHISTLEBLOWING nurse has been awarded £80,000 compensation after winning an unfair dismissal claim against her former employer.
Case study: Is obesity a disability?
BACKGROUND: The complex world of holidays and sickness is an ever increasing minefield. However, a recent case Sood Enterprises Ltd v Healy helped clarify one aspect of how holiday pay is affected by sick leave.
Ask the expert: Early conciliation
Q. I AM the practice manager at a medium-sized practice in the south side of Glasgow. Many of my reception team have tickets for various events at this summer’s Commonwealth Games and I have received a number of requests for time off during the end of July. However, I cannot accommodate everyone, so how should I deal with this in a fair manner?
HR Alert: Shared Parental Leave
SHARED parental leave is being introduced to allow parents more flexibility over how they arrange childcare during the first year of their child’s life.
Did you know?
THE Employment Law team at MDDUS have a range of useful documentation available
FROM October 1, the following changes apply in the rate of the National Minimum Wage:
Half-price training plus new mediation services
LAW AT WORK runs a programme of interactive half-day workshops on a range of employment law, HR and health and safey topics.
Flexible working requests now for all
EMPLOYEES who have worked in an organisation for more than 26 weeks now have the right to request flexible working following the introduction of the Children and Families Act.
Practice Managers’ Conference proves a roaring success
AT THE start of March, we returned to the fantastic setting of the Fairmont Hotel in St Andrews for our eagerly anticipated MDDUS Practice Managers’ Conference.