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6 April 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Social care workforce: new recruitment lifeline?

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Social Care: Now hiring

New government guidance provides a possible lifeline to care providers struggling to recruit staff.

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31 March 2020 1 Comment Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Guidance on Job Retention Scheme leaves key questions unanswered

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Coronavirus and social care

On Thursday 26 March the Government released new guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which provided some useful clarification but unfortunately left some important questions unanswered.

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Covid-19 FAQs: Managing your care workforce

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Covid-19 FAQs: Managing your care workforce

We have been providing extensive advice to care providers on managing the workforce issues arising out of the Coronavirus pandemic. Here are our answers to some FAQs we have received.

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30 March 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, News

Call for Government to urgently clarify Job Retention Scheme eligibility requirements for health and social care providers

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On Thursday 26 March the Government released new guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). In so doing, it has created significant uncertainty as to whether health and social care providers are eligible under the Job Retention Scheme which allows businesses to designate workers as furloughed and recover 80% of their wages from the Government.

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19 March 2020 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Uncategorized

Coronavirus FAQs: HR & employment law issues

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We have been providing extensive advice on managing the workforce issues arising out of the Coronavirus pandemic. Here are our answers to some FAQs we have received.

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18 March 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Coronavirus FAQs: HR & workforce issues for social care providers

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Coronavirus and social care

We have been providing extensive advice to care providers on managing the workforce issues arising out of the Coronavirus pandemic. Here are our answers to some FAQs we have received.

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27 February 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Can you fairly dismiss an employee in respect of unproven criminal charges?

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If you are notified that one of your employees has been charged with a criminal offence, one of your immediate concerns is likely to be whether their alleged conduct could seriously damage your organisation’s reputation.

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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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Care Innovation Hub social care health care

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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