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Matthew Wort

Partner

Partner in the employment and pensions team

My role

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.

My experience

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.

‘Anna Dabek and Matthew Wort – both are excellent in the social care and third sector – real thought leaders in this field.’ Legal 500, 2021

My specialisms

  • Managing change
  • Resolving employee or trade union disputes
  • TUPE and local government pension scheme issues
  • National Minimum Wage
  • Social care Issues

Blog


My latest articles

Bypassing collective bargaining

The Supreme Court has finally closed the long running case of Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley and others.

Mandatory vaccination is here – what do you need to do?
Mandatory vaccination is here – what do you need to do?

The draft regulations making it mandatory for anyone entering a registered care home in England to have been double vaccinated unless they are clinically exempt were made on 22 July 2021.

April increases
April increases

From April, we are expecting increases to the National Minimum Wage, Statutory Redundancy Pay, Statutory Family-Related Pay and Statutory Sick Pay.

Sleep-ins – Supreme Court judgment
Sleep-ins – Supreme Court judgment

The long and arduous legal process to determine what the National Minimum Wage regulations mean on the question of workers’ 'sleep-in' pay is coming to an end.

Decisions we are waiting for in 2021…
Decisions we are waiting for in 2021…

February 2020 Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson – BlakeThis case, colloquially known as the “sleep-in” case, addresses whether employees who sleep at the homes of the people they are supporting, […]

Extended furlough; an upgrade or a refurb?
Extended furlough; an upgrade or a refurb?

Is it just me or are the updates and product launches of the of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme “CJRS” starting to resemble the seemingly continuous barrage of new and upgraded iPhones?

Covid-19 autumn 2020; overview of key developments for employers
Covid-19 autumn 2020; overview of key developments for employers

We have learned many things over the last six months; the latest lesson is that there is no new normal. The Government initiatives and guidance may have slowed down a pace, but the challenges for employers and their employees remain.

“Working time” – new clarity or more confusion?
“Working time” – new clarity or more confusion?

Employment Tribunal rules in favour of claimants in minimum wage case – has the interpretation of “working time” changed?

Lockdown is lifting – update for employers #1
Lockdown is lifting – update for employers #1

As the tight grip of lockdown eases across the country, the Government is producing swathes of guidance as to how this will look in practice.

Staying alert to Government changes to furlough and Statutory Sick Pay
Staying alert to Government changes to furlough and Statutory Sick Pay

The Government has announced changes to the newly extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CVJRS) and extended the payment of SSP in certain circumstances.