A problem solver for employment and social care issues.
As a partner in the employment and pensions team, I lead the firms work in the health and social care sector. I love being given challenging situations to resolve and identifying commercial solutions. I mainly work with clients in the health and social care and social housing sector.
I help people unblock difficult employment issues be that with key employees or trade unions. I enjoy helping clients with managing redundancy or contract change programmes to manage risk whilst maintaining employee relations. My TUPE and National Minimum Wage experience is highly regarded by clients. As part of a wider health and social care team I also input on wider commercial and regulatory issues.
We expect that it will take at least 8 weeks for the Supreme Court to decide whether to grant permission to appeal.
The issue of worker status continues to make its way into the headlines, fuelling uncertainty about who is self-employed, who is a worker and (most relevant) who has the corresponding employment right
The Court of Appeal has today (13 July 2018) handed down judgement in the cases of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake and Shannon v Rampersad (t/a Clifton House residential Home).
The SCCS has issued providers in the scheme a series of updated and new documents in order to assist with their National Minimum Wage review.
What can an employer do when its negotiations with a recognised union break down and they cannot collectively agree changes to terms?
Another case that might challenge holiday-pay practice for variable hours staff has been decided by the EAT.
Our Health and Social Care team has been representing Care England to date in its application and will be preparing the case for the next month’s hearing on 20-21 March.
While it is always possible that case-law may change in the future, as far as we are aware, there is no significant risk at the moment in using the daily average agreements for live-in care.
The recent Oxfam scandal has highlighted the unsatisfactory practice that has developed across the HR world in respect of the giving of references.
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