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The Supreme Court has this morning ruled in Mencap v Tomlinson-Blake that calculation of national minimum wage (NMW) for sleep-in care workers only needs to include time when they are awake for the purpose of working. Where the employer provides suitable facilities for sleeping, time spent sleeping is not included in the calculation.
Are you getting maximum benefit from probationary periods for new staff? Julia Gray examines the purpose and operation of probation and suggests how it can work most effectively in independent practice.
Do you use probationary periods for new employees? Are you confident you’re using them correctly and getting the most out of them? Julia Gray comments on their use and highlights common mistakes made by employers.
In the last week the government has released two further versions of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance. The scheme is due to go live on Monday 20 April. We know some practices have been considering furloughing staff, although it is not entirely clear whether they are eligible.
In the last week the government has released two further versions of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance. Guidance for Charities & Social Enterprise.
Yesterday afternoon (15 April 2020), the government published updated information about the job retention (furlough) scheme.
The guidance for employers on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was updated on 4 April 2020. The scheme allows employers to furlough staff and claim back part of their wages. The new guidance adds detail and some clarifications to the original HMRC guidance published on 26 March, but many questions remain.
Click HERE for a brief summary of NHSE&I's letters to GP Practices issued in March 2020. We will be updating the information on our website as further letters are issued. What action should you take in relation to pregnant staff who can’t work from home?
Updated government guidance released at the end of last week indicates that GP practices may not be eligible for the new job retention scheme. Read more here..
Can we cancel booked annual leave? Can we make staff carry forward annual leave into the next leave year? Can we force staff to take holiday?
We can help you with legal issues impacting your practice as a result of Covid-19 or the practice generally. Click here for details.
Are you considering taking on staff, but unsure about the basis on which to engage them? Should you opt for a free-lancer, or offer an employment contract? This article addresses the most common questions about employment status, with particular focus on the risks and benefits of self-employment.
Julia Gray looks at how settlement agreements can be used effectively by employers.
The purpose of primary care networks is to bring practices together to work in an integrated way to deliver Directed Enhanced Services (DES). The payments for DES include staffing costs for employees who will work across the network to fulfil the contract.