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  • Junior doctors to vote on four-year pay deal

    Date:
    12 June 2019
    Type:
    News

    Junior doctors are to be balloted on whether to accept a four-year deal which will mean annual pay uplifts of 2%.

  • Court of Appeal rules that voluntary overtime must be included in holiday pay

    Date:
    11 June 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    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.

  • Wider NHS pension reform needed to remove overtime deterrent

    Date:
    6 June 2019
    Type:
    News

    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.

  • Financial services regulation: financial services

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to take into account the extension of the SMR and CR to all FCA-authorised firms on 9 December 2019.

  • NHS reveals new workforce plan to become 'agile, inclusive and modern'

    Date:
    4 June 2019
    Type:
    News

    The NHS in England has published its interim People Plan, which sets out proposals for the future of the NHS workforce.

  • Shared parental leave: No sex discrimination where employer fails to enhance pay

    Date:
    28 May 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    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.

  • Dismissal for inappropriate religious conversations was fair, rules Court of Appeal

    Date:
    21 May 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    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.

  • 'Alarming' levels of PTSD identified among police workforce

    Date:
    10 May 2019
    Type:
    News

    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.

  • Date:
    10 May 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    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.

  • New legal test to protect police drivers

    Date:
    2 May 2019
    Type:
    News

    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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