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.
The news that Allied Healthcare is “actively exploring” the sale or transfer of its care and support services means the TUPE implications and risks need to be considered for any would-be buyers.
A recent ECJ case has concluded that statutory holiday entitlement will not automatically be lost at the end of a holiday year unless the employer has “diligently” bought it to the worker’s attention.
The Health and Social Care team are delighted to have been nominated as finalists for the LaingBuisson Independent Legal Advisor award.
On 17 September 2018 HMRC produced their updated guidance on approaching the self-review under the Social Care Compliance Scheme. Here are the headlines.
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.
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