In a decision which has been widely welcomed by those applying the 'Maintaining High Professional Standards in the Modern NHS' (MHPS) procedure, the High Court has clarified the interrelationship between NCAS and the operation of MHPS, when considering doctors' capability proceedings. Members of the Bevan Brittan employment team summarise the decision and discuss its likely implications in the light of their experience of navigating the intricacies of MHPS.
A new season and a new batch of employment law news items, including: industrial action; the latest news on tribunal usage and the fate of fees; 'what not to wear' at work (guidance on dress codes); new Tier 2 and Tier 5 guidance; and details of a raft of changes coming up: equal pay audits, new ante-natal appointment rights and shared parental leave. The clock is ticking to get policies in place, as Laurie Child reports.
Whilst some of us may have been taking some time out and relaxing over the summer holidays, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has been busy shining a light into some of the darker corners of the TUPE Regulations. Sarah Lamont rounds-up the recent run of TUPE cases.
Agency fee disputes are common within the recruitment sector, often caused by a lack of understanding and/or awareness of the terms of an agency agreement. Our understanding and experience of such disputes allows us to resolve disputes promptly and at minimal costs to our clients.
Our round-up of news items of interest to those working with employment law is reported this month by Alastair Currie
and covers: disciplinary sanctions on appeal (no right to impose a harsher sanction); a summary of the government's latest whistleblowing plans; details of the top cases dealt with by Acas; the new flexible working form from BIS and an update on overtime and holiday payments. Plus we detail our forthcoming events.
Does EU law protect obese employees from discrimination? Victoria McMeel reports on a recent Opinion provided by the Advocate General which confirms that the effects of severe obesity may mean that disability legislation comes into play.
Are employers obliged to make reasonable adjustments for non-disabled employees who have caring responsibilities for a disabled person? Jodie Sinclair reports on a recent Court of Appeal decision that provides clarification on this question.
Alastair Currie rounds-up this month's news items which will be of interest to all those working with employment law, including: the latest information on employment tribunal usage; new sources of help and guidance for employers on topics as diverse as TUPE, the World Cup and immigration; equal pay audits and details of a new bill which will impact on employers who offer accommodation to employees.
Anyone who believes that flexible working is largely limited to working mothers will have their thinking challenged this week, as a new universal right to request flexible working has now been introduced. Sarah Lamont outlines what's changed and highlights some practical steps that employers should consider.
The complexities of applying the National Minimum Wage to night workers who sleep at their employer's premises may be something of a nightmare for employers; but Mike Smith reports on a recent EAT decision which provides helpful guidance on this issue.