Junior doctors are to be balloted on whether to accept a four-year deal which will mean annual pay uplifts of 2%.
In East of England Ambulance NHS Trust v Flowers and others, the Court of Appeal held that ambulance workers are contractually entitled to have voluntary overtime included in the calculation of their holiday pay and, under the Working Time Directive (2003/88/EC), to have it included where it is sufficiently regular and settled.
Plans to offer NHS doctors more flexible pensions will need to be part of wider reforms if the government wants to stop clinicians feeling forced to reduce their hours to avoid tax difficulties, the British Medical Association has warned.
Updated to take into account the extension of the SMR and CR to all FCA-authorised firms on 9 December 2019.
The NHS in England has published its interim People Plan, which sets out proposals for the future of the NHS workforce.
In Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd; Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police v Hextall, the Court of Appeal rejected sex discrimination claims brought by male staff against employers that enhance maternity pay but not shared parental pay.
In Kuteh v Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, the Court of Appeal held that the NHS trust fairly dismissed a Christian nurse for initiating inappropriate conversations about religion with patients in breach of a lawful management instruction.
Almost a fifth of police officers experience symptoms of either post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or "Complex PTSD", with PTSD rates in law enforcement almost five-times higher than across the general population.
There are major data privacy implications of criminal records checks made necessary by the Senior Managers and Certification Regime, an issue that will affect about 50,000 firms in the financial services sector from 9 December 2019 onwards. Solicitors David Palmer and David Lorimer examine how compliance and HR teams can help meet businesses' obligations under both the GDPR and SMCR.
The government plans to introduce a new legal test to ensure police officers chasing suspected criminals on the roads do not face prosecution if their driving falls outside the standards that apply to the public.
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