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Vegetarianism not a protected characteristic, tribunal rules

VEGETARIANISM is a “lifestyle choice” and not a philosophical belief capable of protection under equality legislation, an employment tribunal (ET) has decided.

  • 11 October 2019
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Care pressures will force one in five workers to quit

NEARLY one in five employees over the age of 45 expect to stop work early to care for an adult family member, new research suggests.

  • 11 October 2019
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Remote working roles double in four years

THE number of remote working jobs available in the UK has doubled in four years, new figures suggest.

  • 10 October 2019
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Did you know?

THE Employment Law team at MDDUS have a range of useful documentation available.

  • 27 March 2019
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  • Article

Make the most of MDDUS risk events

MDDUS’ Training and CPD team run a number of events throughout the year, providing comprehensive training with verifiable CPD for our members.

  • 27 March 2019
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GDPR clause for your employment contracts

IN May 2018, significant changes were made to the data protection regulations in the form of the acronym which put the fear into us all - GDPR!

  • 27 March 2019
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Payslips to provide greater clarity for variable hours workers

APRIL will see changes to the way employers issue payslips to ensure greater clarity for people whose pay fluctuates because they work variable hours.

  • 27 March 2019
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Practice Managers' Conference - save the date

PRACTICE managers across the UK are being invited to save the date for the next MDDUS’ Practice Manager’s Conference on November 28 and 29, 2019.

  • 27 March 2019
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HR Alert: Right to work checks

PRACTICES must ensure they comply with new right to work check rules or risk harsh penalties.

  • 27 March 2019
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Ask the expert: Reducing sick pay

A COUPLE of employees in our practice have particularly high absence levels. This has increased pressure on their colleagues who cover the work while they are off sick. At present, the practice provides contractual sick pay of six months full pay followed by six months half pay in a 12-month rolling year period.

  • 27 March 2019
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