GPs
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)
GPs
Reinvigorating the GP Partnership Model
25/10/18
The spotlight is firmly on GP Partnerships as a model to take general practice forward. General practice is being pushed to work at scale, have multi-disciplinary teams, collaborate and generally just be “bigger and better”.
GPs
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.
Care Homes
GPs
Housing
Employment quarterly update
10/10/18
See our latest quarterly employment law updates which includes recent cases and legal developments.
GPs
Why do I need a Declaration of Trust?
10/10/18
Puja Solanki addresses some of the most common questions we receive about Declarations of Trust
GPs
Considering a practice merger? Read this first
02/10/18
Neha Shah addresses some of the most FAQs our GP team receive on practice mergers.
GPs
Why do I need a partnership deed?
13/08/18
To welcome Puja to the firm we asked her to address some of the most common questions we receive on this topic from GPs and Practice Managers.
GPs
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.
GPs
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.
GPs
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.
GPs
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.
GPs
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.
GPs
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.
GPs
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.
GPs
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
GPs
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
GPs
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
GPs
Considering merging GP Practices?
15/11/17
Whether you are considering a merger now, or in the future, we have guidance to help you plan and succeed.
GPs
Health and social care
Independent healthcare
Creating an integrated primary and secondary care system – Is your trust ready?
09/11/17
The Five Year Forward View makes it clear that the integration of primary and secondary care systems
GPs
Employment tribunal fees refund scheme begins
23/10/17
The government announced the first details of the employment tribunal fees refund scheme
GPs
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
GPs
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.
GPs
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.
GPs
Employment law round-up
13/09/17
Landmark Judgment on Employment Tribunal fees
GPs
Effective succession planning strategies to combat staffing shortages in GP practices
13/09/17
GP practices - like many other businesses and healthcare providers
GPs
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.
GPs
Employment tribunal fees are unlawful
26/07/17
The Employment tribunal fees system, which was introduced under the fees Order
GPs
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.
GPs
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.
GPs
Government triggers Article 50 – implications for your workforce
29/03/17
With today’s triggering of Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty
GPs
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
GPs
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.
GPs
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.
GPs
Major changes to the rules on engaging "off payroll" workers
31/01/17
An insight into draft legislation within the finance bill 2017.
GPs
When should a lease be granted, is your practice considering this issue?
25/01/17
Capsticks’ Sam Hopkins answers your frequently asked questions on GP leases.
GPs
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.
GPs
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.
Care Homes
GPs
Health and social care
Independent healthcare
Sale and leaseback - key considerations
09/09/16
The number of sale and leaseback transactions involving primary care premises has increased over recent years and is currently at an exponential rate of growth.
GPs
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.
GPs
Partnership disputes - minimising risks and costs
20/07/16
Partners in general practice tend to have close working relationships but the pressures of general practice
GPs
Consultation on new whistle-blowing guidance for GP practices
14/04/16
Draft Guidance from NHS England, which seeks to make it easier for primary care staff to raise concerns, is now open for consultation.
GPs
European Court rules on legality of employers' headscarf ban
01/01/16
Preventing Muslim employee from wearing hijab was unlawful discrimination.