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19 February 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, News

Immigration regime will be a disaster for social care

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The Government has confirmed today that its points-based immigration system will not include visas for so-called “low-skilled” workers, which includes staff in the health and social care sectors.

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10 February 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, News

Will Supreme Court ruling on sleep-in shifts keep care providers awake

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In a landmark and highly anticipated case against Mencap, the Supreme Court will this week (12 and 13 February) hear arguments over whether time spent during sleep-in shifts in the social care sector can count towards working time for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage. The Court of Appeal previously ruled that only time spent awake and working had to be counted; however, the Supreme Court will make a final determination on the issue.

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30 January 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

What’s occurring? Key employment law changes in 2020

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Our Health & Social Care team brings you an overview of the key employment law changes in 2020. The legal developments to keep on your radar are:

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2 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Knowledge of disability – is it safe to rely on OH reports?

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When managing staff sickness absence it is essential that you consider whether the worker has a disability. Failing to do so could create significant risk of a disability discrimination claim under the Equality Act 2010.

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22 August 2019 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, News

Celebrating the Care Innovation Challenge

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Some of our lawyers at the Care Innovation Challenge final in London. Pictured are James Sage, Nicola Radcliffe, Mei-Ling Huang and Bharti Moore with the winners, Team Orchard (Rachel Smith, Jordan Smith and Subhaan Iqbal).

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16 August 2019 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Tackling Subject Access Requests from staff – top tips for employers

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Since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018, we have experienced a considerable rise in the number of Subject Access Requests (SAR) made to our employer clients. Requests can be burdensome, time-consuming and costly to deal with but there are some practical ways to minimise these problems.

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2 August 2019 0 Comments Posted in Events

Annual employment law update for care providers | Gloucester

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Royds Withy King’s Health & Social Care team are delighted to invite you to our annual employment law update which will take place in Gloucester.

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3 July 2019 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, News

Royds Withy King named as founding legal partner for the Care Innovation Hub

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Royds Withy King Care Innovation Hub

Law firm Royds Withy King, a leading provider of legal services to the social care sector, has been named as founding legal partner for the Care Innovation Hub (CIH).

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28 March 2019 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Our important employment law update for care providers

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In this important update for care providers we will look at:

• new government guidance on how to calculate holiday pay
• Mencap sleep-in case heads to the Supreme Court
• new National Minimum Wage increases, and
• new penalty charges for “aggravated” breaches of employment rights.

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18 March 2019 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, News

Study shows 128,000 new care workers needed every year to avoid crisis

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The social care sector is facing a staffing crisis with an estimate shortage of half a million workers over the next decade, reports a major new study from the trade body Care Association Alliance and law firm Royds Withy King. …

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13 December 2018 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Key employment law issues for pharmacies

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Pharmacy

2018 has brought a few changes in employment law which are directly relevant to pharmacy owners. More changes are still to come, with post-Brexit immigration system – which is expected to be unveiled this month – likely to affect workforce in the pharmacy and broader healthcare sector. Our Health & Social Care team brings you a roundup of the changes and steps you can take now to mitigate risks.

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7 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Brexit immigration policy: Will it exacerbate the care sector workforce crisis?

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The Migration Advisory Committee’s (MAC) latest report makes a number of alarming recommendations for EU migration after Brexit, and if adopted by the Government will exacerbate the care sector workforce crisis.

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