Emergency services
Emergency Services Roundup – 11 January
11/01/19
Capsticks’ bi-weekly roundup of insights and news stories affecting blue light services.
Emergency services
Emergency Services Roundup – 14 December
14/12/18
Capsticks’ bi-weekly roundup of insights and news stories affecting blue light services.
Emergency services
Confidentiality is not an automatic bar to disclosure
29/11/18
Marston Holdings Ltd v Ministry of Justice (HM Courts & Tribunal Service) [2018] EWHC 3168 (TCC)
Emergency services
Emergency Services Roundup – 29 November
29/11/18
Capsticks’ bi-weekly roundup of insights and news stories affecting blue light services.
Emergency services
Health and social care
New protection for NHS and emergency services staff
15/11/18
One in seven healthcare professionals was attacked in the course of their employment last year; the highest level for five years, according to an announcement by the Health and Social Care Secretary at the end of last month.
Emergency services
New protection for emergency services staff
15/11/18
The Assault on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act came into force on 13 November and provides further protection for emergency workers and more stringent sentencing for those convicted of harming them.
Emergency services
Emergency Services Roundup - 5 November
05/11/18
Capsticks’ bi-weekly roundup of insights and news stories affecting blue light services.
Emergency services
Procurement – our top 10 tips to maximise savings and avoid hidden costs
05/11/18
There's been a lot of reports in the press about the great work being done by emergency services across the country to realise some key procurement savings and efficiencies.
Emergency services
Employers can be legally responsible for malicious data breaches committed by employees
24/10/18
In Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC v Various Claimants, Morrisons appealed a High Court judgment that it should be vicariously liable for a data breach committed by an employee.
Emergency services
Emergency Services Roundup – 5 October
05/10/18
Capsticks’ bi-weekly roundup of insights and news stories affecting emergency services.
Emergency services
Emergency Services Roundup - 24 September
24/09/18
Capsticks’ regular roundup of insights and news stories affecting emergency services.
Emergency services
Emergency services roundup - 7 September
06/09/18
Capsticks’ regular roundup of insights and news stories affecting emergency services.
Emergency services
Emergency services roundup - 9 August
09/08/18
Capsticks’ bi-weekly roundup of insights and news stories affecting emergency services.
Emergency services
Emergency services roundup - 26 July
26/07/18
Capsticks’ bi-weekly roundup of insights and news stories affecting emergency services.
Emergency services
EAT rules on holiday pay entitlement under Agenda for Change
19/07/18
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has considered the difficult issue of voluntary overtime and the calculation of holiday pay.
Emergency services
Emergency services round up - 12 July
12/07/18
Capsticks’ bi-weekly roundup of insights and news stories affecting emergency services.
Emergency services
Emergency services roundup - 28 June
28/06/18
Capsticks’ bi-weekly roundup of insights and news stories affecting emergency services.
Emergency services
Health and social care
Inquests: increase in public funding for representation for bereaved families
26/06/18
Guidance issued changing the way public funding for representation for families at Article 2 inquests is decided.
Emergency services
Supreme Court upholds need for variations to follow contractual process
20/06/18
An insight into the the Rock Advertising Limited v MWB Business Exchange Centres Limited judgment.
Emergency services
Supreme Court rejects appeal in Pimlico Plumbers case
15/06/18
An insight into the highly publicised case on worker status, Pimlico Plumbers v Smith.
Emergency services
Revised section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act
11/06/18
Due to the Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR, there are consequential changes to s. 40 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Emergency services
Shared parental leave and discrimination – the latest from the EAT
18/05/18
An insight into the question of whether a man taking shared parental leave is entitled to the same rate of pay as a female employee taking maternity leave.
Emergency services
GDPR support for HR - Be one step ahead of May's deadline
22/03/18
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have a significant impact on how organisations deal with the personal data of their workforce.
Emergency services
Gig-Economy workers' rights update
09/02/18
The Government published “the Good Work Plan”, its response to “Good Work”, the review into modern working practices which was led by Matthew Taylor in late 2017.
Emergency services
Disclosures made purely in self-interest are not protected
18/12/17
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has provided useful guidance on the scope of whistle blowing legislation
Emergency services
Latest holiday decision from the European court of justice
01/12/17
The ECJ handed down its judgment this week in King v Sash Windows Workshop Ltd
Emergency services
Dismissal for failure to provide evidence of right to work in the UK
17/11/17
One of the potentially ‘fair reasons’ for dismissal under the Employment Rights Act 1996
Emergency services
Police officers can bring claims in employment tribunal following dismissal by a misconduct panel
02/11/17
The supreme court has ruled that, under EU law, police officers have the right to bring claims in the Employment Tribunal (ET)
Emergency services
Employment tribunal fees refund scheme begins
23/10/17
The government announced the first details of the employment tribunal fees refund scheme
Emergency services
New corporate offence of failure to prevent criminal tax evasion in force from 30 September
19/10/17
Criminal Finances Act 2017, which came into force on 30 September
Emergency services
How do you send your sensitive information?
18/10/17
Greater Manchester Police has been fined £150,000 after 3 DVDs containing footage of interviews with victims of serious violent crime failed to reach their intended recipient, the National Crime Agency.
Emergency services
Facility time publication requirement – are you up to speed?
17/10/17
The Regulations require nearly all public sector employers to publish information on how much time is spent by their trade union officials on paid “trade union facility time” over the course of the relevant 12-month period.
Emergency services
Employment law round-up
13/09/17
Landmark Judgment on Employment Tribunal fees
Emergency services
Court of Appeal decides that employers must consult unions over changes to the working rights of employees undertaking police work
17/08/17
Two park police officers were unable to pursue their claims of unfair dismissal against their employer, read the insight into this case.
Emergency services
EAT upholds whistleblowing detriment claim against non-executive directors
02/08/17
The EAT ruled that two NEDs of the petroleum company were personally liable for losses flowing from the dismissal of the CEO after he was dismissed for making protected disclosures.
Emergency services
Employment tribunal fees are unlawful
26/07/17
The Employment tribunal fees system, which was introduced under the fees Order
Emergency services
EAT gives guidance on when sleep-ins count for purposes of the national minimum wage
04/05/17
The EAT consider whether employees who sleep-in are engaged in ‘time work’ for the full duration of the sleep-in shift or whether they are working only when they are awake and carrying out specific duties.
Emergency services
New rules on publishing information on trade union facility time
11/04/17
Under the Regulations, relevant public sector employers will have to publish on their website certain information relating to trade union officials and facility time.
Emergency services
Government triggers Article 50 – implications for your workforce
29/03/17
With today’s triggering of Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty
Emergency services
Police medical appeal board ordered to reassess amendment to injury pension
29/03/17
This decision is relevant to both police and fire service employers in respect of their injury benefit schemes.
Emergency services
Twitter defamation: Columnist ordered to pay £24,000 for defamatory tweets
27/03/17
Two tweets posted by columnist Katie Hopkins have been found by the high Court
Emergency services
Police and fire: Which model?
13/03/17
An insight into the effects of The Policing and Crime Act 2017.
Emergency services
Update on IR35 changes
08/03/17
HMRC has now published its much-anticipated electronic tool for determining whether off-payroll engagements are “in scope” for the new IR35 rules that will apply from 6th April 2017.
Emergency services
Trade union act in force from 1st March
01/03/17
The main provisions of the trade union act 2016 (the Act) come into effect today, 1 March 2017.
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Health and social care
Independent healthcare
Unmarried cohabitants entitled to receive survivor’s pension
15/02/17
UK public sector pension schemes, including the NHS pension scheme
Emergency services
Emergency services collaboration: the workforce challenges
07/02/17
The significant legal obligations in the policing and crime bill are due to become law in April 2017.
Emergency services
Major changes to the rules on engaging "off payroll" workers
31/01/17
An insight into draft legislation within the finance bill 2017.
Emergency services
Emergency services - Policing and crime bill
02/01/17
On Tuesday, 31 January the Policing and Crime Bill received Royal Assent, becoming the Policing and Crime Act 2017.
Emergency services
European court rules that upper age of 35 for applicant police officers is lawful
19/12/16
This case will be of interest to all emergency services employers who, to a greater or lesser extent, rely on their staff maintaining a certain level of physical fitness.
Emergency services
Tighter rules on tax for off-payroll workers in the public sector
01/12/16
An insight into an announcement from the Autumn statement on ''off-payroll'' workers in the NHS.
Emergency services
No requirement for workers to request rest breaks
22/11/16
A worker can bring a claim for an employer’s failure to provide rest breaks.
Emergency services
Preventing Muslim employee from wearing hijab was unlawful discrimination
27/07/16
In the case of Bougnaoui v Micropole SA the Advocate General of the CJEU advised that the dismissal of a Muslim employee for refusing not to wear her hijab when visiting clients was direct discrimination on grounds of religious belief.
Emergency services
European Court rules on legality of employers' headscarf ban
01/01/16
Preventing Muslim employee from wearing hijab was unlawful discrimination.