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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.

  • 28 March 2018
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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.

  • 28 March 2018
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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.

  • 28 March 2018
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Did you know?

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

  • 28 March 2018
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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.

  • 28 March 2018
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Don't forget

THE following changes (per hour) to the national minimum wage take place from April 1:

  • 28 March 2018
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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.

  • 28 March 2018
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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.

  • 27 September 2017
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Fit for work scheme failing to help tackle long-term absence

A RECENT survey has revealed that the government’s flagship fit for work scheme is under-utilised, despite being brought in to give millions of workers access to free occupational health advice and support.

  • 27 September 2017
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Men want option to work flexible hours too

MEN in the UK want more flexible working options, according to a recent study.

  • 27 September 2017
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