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Employee dismissed for taking a bribe

January 24, 2016
Bribery is the act of giving or receiving something of value to influence a transaction. The Bribery Act 2010 consolidated the law on bribery into a single piece of legislation,…
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Managing staff over poor quality care

November 17, 2015
The Mail on Sunday published an article on 8th November expressing concern over worrying information obtained from the CQC confirming that 424 out of 1357 care services across England received…
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Government Guidance on Zero Hours Contracts

November 2, 2015
‘Zero-hour contracts’ provide the employer and the individual with a casual agreement which does not guarantee any hours of work, but allows the employer to offer the individual work when…
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Are your care staff entitled to be paid whilst sleeping in?

October 19, 2015
Employers running care services, whether a residential home or a domiciliary care service, need to consider carefully whether any of their “sleep in” workers are entitled to be paid the…
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Shared Parental Leave to be extended to working Grandparents

October 12, 2015
Under plans announced by George Osborne at the Conservative Party Conference last week, paid Shared Parental Leave (SPL) will be extended to working grandparents. If the plans are implemented, the…
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Travel time for care workers – An update!

September 22, 2015
In the case of Federacion de Servicios Privados del sindicato Comisiones obreras v Tyco Integrated Security SL, The European Court of Justice has ruled that, for those workers who spend…
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Love in the workplace!

September 16, 2015
I read a report in the national media about a claim for unfair dismissal being made against London Zoo arising from a breakdown in relations in a love triangle at…
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Mental Health and the Equality Act 2010

September 9, 2015
I recently read the blog from David Beckingham, QCS Contributor about disclosures by the police regarding compulsory detentions under the Mental Health Act 1983. See blog David’s blog post here.…
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