An office romance
GIVEN the amount of time that colleagues spend together in the practice, it is perhaps not surprising that personal relationships at work can develop.
Ask the expert: Flexible working request
Q. ONE of my employees has returned from maternity leave and asked if she can discuss changing her working hours. I am keen to keep my staff happy but also need to ensure our business needs are met. What are my obligations as an employer?
Book now for Practice Managers’ Conference
THE MDDUS employment law team will be delivering a masterclass on the issues associated with managing staff absence as part of the MDDUS Practice Managers’ Conference to be held later this year.
Case study: Is a self-employed contractor entitled to the rights of a worker?
DETERMINING the difference between an employee, worker and someone who is self-employed is a complex area of employment law.
Did you know?
THE Employment Law team at MDDUS have a range of useful documentation available.
THE national living wage rate for workers aged 25 years and over increases from £7.20 to £7.50 per hour.
HR Alert: Legal obligation over workplace dress code
A RECENT report on dress codes at work has called on the government to take urgent action to ensure existing equality legislation is enforced more vigorously.
LAW discount rates for MDDUS members
As part of the partnership with Law At Work (LAW), MDDUS members can take advantage of significant discount rates at their training events.
Statutory rates set to rise
THE rate of statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental pay is set to increase at the beginning of next month.
Ask the expert: Can a practice employee also be a patient?
Q. A prospective employee is registered as a patient at our practice. Should we ask her to register at another practice as a condition of the job offer or does she have the right to be both a patient and a member of the practice staff?