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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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National Minimum Wage for on-call night workers living at work

October 26, 2015
There is considerable confusion surrounding what a worker living at their place of work, or carrying out “sleep-in” shifts, is entitled to be paid for National Minimum Wage (NMW) purposes.…
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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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Victimisation “By Association”

September 29, 2015
The Equality Act 2010 Employees and workers are able to claim that they have been subjected to victimisation if they can show that they have suffered a detriment as a result…
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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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