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Human Resources

21st June 2017

Shared Parental Leave and Enhanced Maternity Pay

Chris King Employment Law Specialist

Shared Parental Leave (“SPL”) has been around since 2015 but uptake on it has been minimal. As a result, when...

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19th May 2017

Social Media in the Workplace

Chris King Employment Law Specialist

Social media use has been on a rapid incline in recent years. In March 2017 there were over 1.94 billion...

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27th April 2017

Parental Leave – What is it and what is it not?

Chris King Employment Law Specialist

March saw the publication of the new Parental Leave Policy and Procedure for QCS members. There is generally a lot...

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22nd February 2017

Creating Fair Workplaces

Chris King Employment Law Specialist

This month saw the update of the Equality and Diversity Policy and Procedure for all clients of QCS. A lot...

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09th September 2016

What do Care Providers Need to Know About LPAs?

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

In many ways, you’ll be relieved to know, the answer’s pretty easy. You need to know what Lasting Powers of...

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22nd August 2016

Stress at Work – Reasonable Measures and Big Dividends

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

I wrote an article a week or so back about the importance of induction and preparatory training (the Welsh Social...

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25th July 2016

Does the ban on exclusivity clauses affect the enforceability of restrictive covenants?

Chris King Employment Law Specialist

Casual Workers The term casual worker is usually used to describe a worker who is engaged in a flexible, ad hoc...

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08th July 2016

The ACAS Code and Some Other Substantial Reason (“SOSR”) Dismissals

Chris King Employment Law Specialist

Hot on the heels of the Employment Appeal Tribunal's (EAT) decision in Holmes v QinetiQ Ltd which confirmed that the...

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06th July 2016

Hearing Users’ Views in Supervision

David Beckingham Mental Health Specialist

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation have recently published a report that tries to highlight what it is service users want out...

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04th July 2016

Dismissal for Ill Health

Anthony Fox Napthens LLP – Employment Law Specialist

The ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures (the “Code”) The Code provides practical guidance for employers, employees and...

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