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National minimum wage increases won’t come in until April. The current rates as of 1 April 2018 are:
Did you know?
THE Employment Law team at MDDUS have a range of useful documentation available.
More needs to be done to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace
A REPORT has been published by the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee (WEC) calling on the government to take action in relation to sexual harassment in the workplace.
Ask the expert: Practice merger
Q. Due to recent issues trying to recruit new GPs, the partners of my practice have been in discussion with another local practice about the possibility of taking them over and pooling resources. I believe that the two nurses and three receptionists who would move to our practice currently have more generous terms with regard to salaries, sick pay and holidays. Would we be obliged to increase our current staff’s benefits to match their new colleagues? I’m not sure our practice can afford to do so.
GDC registration mandatory for all dental nurses
REGISTRATION with the General Dental Council (GDC) is mandatory for all groups of dental care professionals (DCPs), including dental nurses.
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?
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.
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.
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.