Member Benefits: HR / Employment Law Guidance

Everything you need to know about employing and retaining staff

Employment Law is a moving target. Keeping abreast of the legislative changes and their implications is a time consuming but essential activity for employers. Employers with incomplete or out of date employment practices and procedures are not only disadvantaging their employees, but are at risk of penalty from legislators and compensatory claims from staff.

The HR/Employment law section of the website provides an easy to use, step-by-step approach to enable users to:

  • Verify their existing employment procedures
  • Update and enhance their policies and practices
  • Keep abreast of changes in legislation and good employment practice
  • Ask for help and guidance via an email helpline

The HR/Employment law section of the website also provides the following:

  • Comprehensive information on all aspects of Employment law and the statutory duties and responsibilities of employers
  • Guidelines on good practice in all aspects of employment
  • A complete set of downloadable draft employment policies and procedures which Members can cut, paste and customise
  • A set of downloadable draft job descriptions for all employees of a typical practice which Members can cut, paste and customise
  • bulletin board which summarises recent and forthcoming changes in employment law
  • Regular email alerts giving Members advance warning about forthcoming legislative changes and details of current issues on employment matters
  • HR / Employment Law FAQs compiled from the most popular queries to our helpline, ranging from simple staff holiday allowance calculations to full length disciplinary procedures

Confidential email helpline

Members have unlimited use of the helpline service, through which they can ask questions on any employment matter. Questions are answered (by email) within 2 working days of submission. Recent questions covered topics including:

  • Retirement age not specified in employment contract
  • Bank holiday entitlement for part-time employees
  • Accusation of bullying
  • Handling requests not to retire
  • Recovering overpayment of wages
  • Dismissing an employee who is on long term sick leave
  • Implications of staff working at home
  • Handling frequent sickness absence
  • Employee called for jury service
  • Handling long term sickness absence
  • Fixed term contract to cover maternity leave
  • Handling an underperforming employee
  • Transfer of employees in Practice merger
  • Avoiding discrimination in recruitment
  • Probationary period
  • Employee suspected of theft from the dispensary
  • Changing employees' hours
  • Self-employed status
  • Disciplinary procedure
  • Flexible working rights for parents
  • Gross misconduct
  • Staff who work alone
  • Employing young workers
  • And many, many more ...

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Practice Manager - Redruth, Cornwall

Closing Date: 31 July 2017

Salary: Competitive (equivalent NHS band 7)

Practice Manager - Selby, North Yorkshire

Closing Date: 24 July 2017

Salary: In the Region of £43,000

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Closing Date: 28 July 2017

Salary: Dependant on Experience

Practice Manager - Wiltshire

Closing Date: 28 July 2017

Salary: Competitive

Practice Manager - Luton

Closing Date: 23 July 2017

Salary: £Competitive

Practice Manager - Luton

Closing Date: 23 July 2017

Salary: £Competitive

Practice Manager - Selby, North Yorkshire

Closing Date: 24 July 2017

Salary: In the Region of £43,000

Practice Manager - Wiltshire

Closing Date: 28 July 2017

Salary: Competitive

Practice Business Manager - Newcastle Under Lyme

Closing Date: 28 July 2017

Salary: Dependant on Experience

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