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.
What can an employer do when its negotiations with a recognised union break down and they cannot collectively agree changes to terms?
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.
Until the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunals Fees Order 2013 came into force in 2013, a claimant could bring proceedings without paying any fees.
An internal guidance note to their compliance staff published on 5 February 2016, which HMRC have now disclosed, was in use until 9 March 2016 and states the following: “It is possible workers have heard about the Whittlestone EAT decision mentioned above and have decided they are entitled to be paid for all sleeping time.
What are the main changes introduced by the GDPR? National laws, including the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), will no longer apply to matters falling within the GDPR’s scope.
Inspections HMRC appear to be continuing to carry out inspections in which they indicate that every hour of a sleep-in counts for National Minimum Wage (NMW) purposes (where HMRC believe the workers are involved in time work).
It is, therefore, important to understand your negotiating position as fully as possible when entering into a dialogue with a local authority or health body.
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