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Your Guide to Apprenticeships & Kick Start Schemes

Your Guide to Apprenticeships & Kick Start Schemes This week the Chancellor announced an extension to the Kickstart Scheme. This scheme, together with Apprenticeships, form part of ‘a range of government programmes, some of which offer financial incentives, are available for employers who are considering hiring employees, offering work experience or upskilling existing staff’ (GOV.UK) …

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sickness absence

Medical Capability & Sickness Absence – Your Questions Answered

Medical Capability & Sickness Absence – Your Questions Answered Despite companies reporting reductions in the rates of sickness absence during the pandemic, sickness absence continues to cost employers a significant amount in terms of sick pay and lost time. Absenteeism, both in the long and short term, also represents a significant portion of the queries …

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constructive dismissal

An Employer’s Guide to Constructive Dismissal

An Employer’s Guide to Constructive Dismissal When we think about dismissal, we tend to view it as someone being ‘sacked’, that is, the employer has actively terminated the contract of employment. There are 5 fair reasons for dismissal, namely: Conduct Capability (including medical capability) Redundancy Statutory restriction/statutory ban Some other substantial reason (SOSR) A constructive …

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Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccinations – The Care Sector And Beyond

Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccinations – The Care Sector And Beyond In April 2021 the government opened consultation regarding a proposed amendment to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014. This proposal would require all persons working in CQC regulated care homes, which provide accommodation for persons who require nursing and personal care …

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