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16 March 2021 0 Comments Posted in Events, Health & Social Care

Webinar: the sleep-in case judgment

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Sleep-in case judgment

Royds Withy King’s Health & Social Care team will be running a webinar on Friday 19th March dedicated to the Supreme Court judgment in the highly publicised Mencap sleep-in case.

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12 March 2021 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, News

The sleep-in pay judgment that could leave care providers with £400m bill

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In one of the most eagerly awaited judgments for the care sector, the Supreme Court has confirmed that it will hand down its decision in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake (the “Mencap case”) on Friday 19 March 2021.

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4 March 2021 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

No jab, no job: striking the right balance

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Women getting vaccinated

Our recent poll found that whilst 53% of care providers had over 80% of staff vaccinated against Covid-19, 20% are operating with more than 40% of their workforce unvaccinated. In the vast majority of cases, this was due to workers being unwilling or unable to have the vaccine.

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24 February 2021 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Care providers look to make Covid vaccination condition of employment, finds Royds Withy King poll

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A poll by social care experts Royds Withy King reports that almost three quarters (73%) of social care providers would like to make a Covid vaccination a condition of employment for new members of staff. That condition would include exceptions for those who can’t have the vaccine on medical or other protected grounds.

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15 February 2021 0 Comments Posted in Events, Health & Social Care

Social care webinar: Essential HR and employment law update

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Social care webinar

Royds Withy King’s Health & Social Care team are pleased to invite you to our webinar providing a practical update and guidance on how to tackle the current HR and employment law challenges in the care sector.

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4 January 2021 1 Comment Posted in Health & Social Care

Three things will make 2021 a big year for social care…

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2020 has been one of the most traumatic years for the social care sector in living memory. Whilst its impact will be long felt, care providers will be looking for clarity, security and a return to normality in 2021.

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23 November 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Board Briefing for social care businesses: Legal resilience for the second Covid wave

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Board Briefing for the Social Care sector

It feels like a long time since March. During the first wave, care services were put under unprecedented pressures. Now that the second wave is upon us, our Health & Social Care team is providing an update on the state of play in key areas.

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3 November 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Furlough Scheme extended as care sector prepares for national lockdown

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The Government has announced a new national lockdown for England from 5 November to 2 December which has led to significant changes to the employment support schemes available to employers.

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2 November 2020 0 Comments Posted in Business, Employment, Opinion

Furlough Scheme extended as national lockdown announced

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Furlough scheme extended

The Government has announced a new national lockdown for England from 5 November to 2 December which has led to significant changes to the employment support schemes available to employers.

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1 October 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, News

MAC recommends extension to Shortage Occupation List for care sector

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The Migration Advisory Committee has today recommended that care managers and proprietors, senior care workers and nursing assistants be added to the Shortage Occupation List. It is a move that will be welcomed by a sector facing significant staffing shortages over the next decade.

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25 September 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Essential care sector update on National Minimum Wage compliance

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Calculating wages and taxes

A flurry of recent court rulings on compliance with the National Minimum Wage (“NMW”) highlight the complexity of this area of law and the need for care providers to check their pay arrangements are compliant.

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25 August 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Survey highlights importance of robust Covid-19 whistleblowing policy

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Care worker

A recent study by the Daily Express indicated that there has been a significant increase (66%) in complaints made by care staff to CQC during the Covid-19 pandemic, with the majority of concerns raised relating to infection control, social distancing and a lack of PPE.

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