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Employment Appeal Tribunal

By Kate Hodkinson / 05 November, 2014

Judgment 4th November 2014 – Overtime and Holiday Pay. For several years there appears to have been a conflict between UK regulations and the interpretation of the Working Time Directive regarding the calculation of holiday pay.The EU Working Time Directive (WTD) states that workers have the right to at least four weeks’ paid annual leave...

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New changes to flexible working rights

By Jennifer Melia / 01 July, 2014

New changes to Flexible Working Rights came into force on 30th June 2014 which are designed to simplify the request process for both staff and managers. Employers will now have to consider applications for all staff that have worked over 26 weeks in the practice...

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Legislation Update: National minimum wage and on-call time

By First Practice Management / 27 May, 2014

Two recent employment appeal tribunal decisions say that care workers who are required to be on the premises, even if they are allowed to sleep, are entitled to National Minimum Wage (NMW) even when they are sleeping or not carrying out work-related tasks...

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Changes to flexible working from June 30th 2014

By Jennifer Melia / 20 May, 2014

I am sure you all familiar with the current rules in relation to flexible working which provide employees, who have caring responsibilities, the right to request flexible working from their employer. It is worth noting that from the 30th June 2014, the Government will be amending the following...

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Legislation Update: Changes to Right to Work in the UK

By First Practice Management / 19 May, 2014

From 15 May 2014, an employer who hires someone who is not entitled to work in the UK can be subject to a civil penalty of up to £20,000 (increased from £10,000) for each person found to be working illegally, or a prison sentence of up to two years. From 16 May 2014...

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Thornfields public workshops

By Helen Murray / 13 May, 2014

Thornfields specialise in providing high quality, relevant and interactive primary care training courses to practice managers and staff in the primary care sector. We have been delivering training workshops to GP Practices and Primary Care Organisations throughout the UK since 1993...

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Legislation Update: HSE Legionnaires' Disease

By First Practice Management / 12 May, 2014

The final section of HSE’s Legionella technical guidance (HSG274: Part 2 – Hot and cold water systems) was published on 8 April 2014. Each section is now available to download. This guidance is for dutyholders, which includes employers, those in control of premise...

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Legislation Update: Key Tax Deadline Reminders

By First Practice Management / 29 April, 2014

Check you have made all necessary changes to your employee’s tax codes for 2013-14 as explained on P9X. If you used RTI payroll software during 2012-13 (eg as part of the RTI pilot) make sure that it is updated to reflect the tax and National Insurance contributions (NICs) changes...

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Legislation Update: Self Testing for HIV

By First Practice Management / 15 April, 2014

The government have amended the law so “do it yourself” home testing kits for HIV are now legal to be sold over-the-counter, however it is unlikely that kits will be available in the very near future, as no companies have yet applied for a license to sell kits within the European Union...

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Legislation Update: Children and Families Act 2014

By First Practice Management / 17 March, 2014

From 1st October 2014 employees and agency workers will have a new right to take time off work to attend up to 2 ante-natal appointments. The right is for those in a ‘qualifying relationship’ to take unpaid time off work to attend up to two appointments...

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Legislation Update: Employees Own Devices

By First Practice Management / 26 February, 2014

The rapid development of smartphones and tablets alongside laptops, memory sticks and other digital equipment, along with increased working from home and working on the move, are not being matched by corresponding changes in data protection policies and procedures...

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Legislation Update: Flexible Working, Maternity Pay & National Insurance

By First Practice Management / 03 February, 2014

Flexible Working The expected implementation date for all employees (not just parents and carers as at present) to have the right to request flexible working was originally 6 April 014. This has now has been postponed until an unspecified date later in 2014...

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England Update: Let's take stock and look forward

By Jeffrey Krell / 28 January, 2014

At the beginning of the year I think we all take stock and review what has happened and what is going to happen during the next few months.One cannot say that the change from PCT to CCG has been smooth but after early trouble the shoots of a better working relationship are being seen...

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Legislation Update: Sunday Working Hours

By First Practice Management / 10 December, 2013

Non-shop workers can be required to work on Sundays (or any other day) unless their contract says otherwise. However if an employee asks not to work on Sunday or any other day for religious reasons, and the employer unjustifiably refuses, this could constitute religious discrimination...

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Legislation Update: Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

By First Practice Management / 12 November, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have published revised guidance on employing young people. This includes a section with particular focus on work experience and will help organisers and employers to put in place simple and straightforward processes...

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Legislation Update: Real Time Information (RTI)

By First Practice Management / 29 October, 2013

The requirement to supply HMRC with “real time” payroll information came into force on 6th April this year, with small employers (those with less than 50 employees) being brought into the system on 5th October 2013 – itself a delayed implementation...

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Legislation Update: Zero Hours Contracts

By First Practice Management / 22 October, 2013

Zero hours contracts (those with no set working pattern where a worker agrees to be available for casual work) are in common use in GP practices, typically used for reception cover or for the use of retired staff on a casual basis. The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has highlighted...

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Legislation Update: RIDDOR

By First Practice Management / 17 September, 2013

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) changes take effect from 1st October 2013. From that date changes will be introduced to RIDDOR that will simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses...

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Legislation Update: TUPE & National Minimum Wage

By First Practice Management / 10 September, 2013

The implementation date for changes to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) has been put back from October 2013 to January 2014. This follows the government's consultation on its proposals from 17 January to 11 April 2013...

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Legislation Update: Tribunal Fees

By First Practice Management / 08 July, 2013

From the end of this month, employees will be required to pay a fee when they lodge a tribunal claim, and if the matter proceeds there will be a further fee for a full hearing. How much will Tribunal Fees be?Fee levels vary according to the claim, in the order of £160 to £250...

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