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Malcolm Martin

17th July 2014

How Old Are Your Carers?

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Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss stood down last week from heading a crucial abuse inquiry. She did it, essentially, for political reasons,...

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26th June 2014

Sleepover Shift Attracts The National Minimum Wage

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Many care homes engage workers to sleep overnight so as to satisfy legal obligations and since, in most cases, all...

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11th June 2014

CCTV and Care Homes

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Installing CCTV carries with it the implication that employees are not to be trusted. That inherently damages the employer-employee relationship...

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12th May 2014

On Probation

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Research confirms that a serious proportion (nearly 20%) of new employees fail to get beyond their probationary period. They fail...

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07th May 2014

It Makes Good Television

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Nonagenarians calling desperately for the toilet or harassed care staff dealing roughly with an obstreperous human being, grab our attention....

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17th April 2014

Inconsistency May Cost You Dearly

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In a recent case involving Peacock Stores, employees were able to claim far more in redundancy pay than the Stores...

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02nd April 2014

New Flexible Working Rights for all Employees

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The “right to request flexible working”  extends  to all employees (with 26 weeks service) from 6th April 2014. Examples of...

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26th March 2014

New Opportunity to Avoid Employment Tribunal Claims

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The pain of Employment Tribunal claims Employment Tribunal claims are a big deal for employers. They take up huge quantities of ...

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19th March 2014

For Men – A New Future in Care?

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In a report from the International Longevity Centre - UK there are a number of challenges to the Care Sector...

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07th March 2014

Are you of “Good Character”?

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The Department of Health’s Fundamental Standards for CQC Regulation, now out for consultation, make three significant points relevant to the...

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