Expert Insights

Latest news stories and opinions about the Dental, GP and Care Industries. For your ease of use, we have established categories under which you can source the relevant articles and news items.

Human Resources

24th January 2016

Employee dismissed for taking a bribe

Anthony Fox Napthens LLP – Employment Law Specialist

Bribery is the act of giving or receiving something of value to influence a transaction. The Bribery Act 2010 consolidated...

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17th November 2015

Managing staff over poor quality care

Oliver McCann Napthens LLP – Employment Law Specialist

The Mail on Sunday published an article on 8th November expressing concern over worrying information obtained from the CQC confirming...

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02nd November 2015

Government Guidance on Zero Hours Contracts

Chris Boyle Napthens LLP – Employment Law Specialist

‘Zero-hour contracts’ provide the employer and the individual with a casual agreement which does not guarantee any hours of work,...

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19th October 2015

Are your care staff entitled to be paid whilst sleeping in?

Oliver McCann Napthens LLP – Employment Law Specialist

Employers running care services, whether a residential home or a domiciliary care service, need to consider carefully whether any of...

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12th October 2015

Shared Parental Leave to be extended to working Grandparents

Oliver McCann Napthens LLP – Employment Law Specialist

Under plans announced by George Osborne at the Conservative Party Conference last week, paid Shared Parental Leave (SPL) will be...

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22nd September 2015

Travel time for care workers – An update!

Oliver McCann Napthens LLP – Employment Law Specialist

In the case of Federacion de Servicios Privados del sindicato Comisiones obreras v Tyco Integrated Security SL, The European Court...

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16th September 2015

Love in the workplace!

1Fit

I read a report in the national media about a claim for unfair dismissal being made against London Zoo arising...

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09th September 2015

Mental Health and the Equality Act 2010

1Fit

I recently read the blog from David Beckingham, QCS Contributor about disclosures by the police regarding compulsory detentions under the...

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02nd September 2015

Be careful of making a dismissal in heat of the moment!

1Fit

A recent case, Townsend v Commercial Storage Limited, where an employee was held to have been unfairly dismissed during an...

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01st September 2015

Skills Gap – an excuse to profit?

1Fit

Most care service managers will tell you that when it comes to nursing staff, there is a small pool of...

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