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.
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.
Did you know?
THE Employment Law team at MDDUS have a range of useful documentation available.
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.
National minimum wage increases won’t come in until April. The current rates as of 1 April 2017 are:
Ask the expert: Winter is coming
Q WITH the winter months approaching, we are looking to make changes to our absence policy so that employees who fail to make it into work due to adverse weather do not get paid.
Case study: Taking a sickie
ACCUSING an employee of ‘taking a sickie’ is a serious allegation. Practices should have a clear and documented sickness absence policy that is distributed to staff on appointment and shared regularly to ensure no interpretation issues.
HR Alert: Employment tribunal fees ruled as unlawful
A RISE in employment tribunal claims is anticipated after the Supreme Court ruled that employment tribunal fees are unlawful as they prevent access to justice for workers.
Ever popular MDDUS Practice Managers’ Conference returns to St Andrews
MDDUS’ employment law team will be delivering a workshop on carrying out a disciplinary hearing as part of the ever popular MDDUS Practice Managers’ Conference taking place later this year.