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 Employers with incomplete or out of date employment practices and procedures are not only disadvantaging their employees, but are at risk of penalty from legislators and compensatory claims from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/Business Manager - Sevenoaks, Kent

Closing Date: 15 February 2019

Salary: Salary between £45,000 and £50,000 depening on number of hours.

Practice Manager - Gillingham, Dorset

Closing Date: 31 January 2019

Salary: Negotiable dependent on skills and experience.

GP Recruitment - Whitstable, Kent

Closing Date: 1 February 2019

Salary: £11,400 per session, per annum (£91,203 FTE)

Practice Manager - Dartford, Kent

Closing Date: 28 February 2019

Salary: According to experience

Deputy Senior Manager - Hammersmith & Fulham, London

Closing Date: 28 February 2019

Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable depending on experience

Practice Manager - Potters Bar, Hertfordshire

Closing Date: 15 February 2019

Salary: £43,000 according to experience

Practice/Business Manager - Sevenoaks, Kent

Closing Date: 15 February 2019

Salary: Salary between £45,000 and £50,000 depening on number of hours.

Practice Manager - Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Closing Date: 28 January 2019

Salary: c. £35,000-£40,000pa

Practice Business Manager - Kent

Closing Date: 8 January 2019

Salary: £40,000 - £45,000, negotiable depending on skills and experience

Practice Manager - Cumbria

Closing Date: 20 January 2019

Salary: Competitive and dependent on experience.

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