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HR and H&S Updates – September 2019

HR and H&S Updates

A summary of the HR and H&S updates issued in September 2019. HR Updates Red Alert Written Statement of Employment Particulars – 6 April 2020 Amber alerts Holiday pay for part-time workers Whistleblowing. Are you protected, if you haven’t even made a disclosure yet? H&S updates Amber alert NHS board fined £400,000 for failing to

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HR and H&S Updates – August 2019

HR and H&S Updates

A summary of the HR and H&S updates issued in August 2019. HR Updates Amber alert Religious discrimination; It’s not what you say, it’s the way that you say it Employer not liable for employee’s offensive Facebook posts

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HR and H&S Updates – May 2019

HR and H&S Updates

A summary of the HR and H&S updates issued in May 2019. HR Updates Amber alerts Must an employer keep records of employees’ actual hours worked? Should disciplinary proceedings be postponed pending police investigations? Paramedic who fell out of ambulance was unfairly dismissed H&S updates Amber alerts NHS Trust fined over asbestos exposure

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HR and H&S Updates – April 2019

HR and H&S Updates

A summary of the HR and H&S updates issued in April 2019. HR Updates Amber alerts Keeping in touch with staff on maternity leave Immigration – Tier 2 threshold reduced to protect NHS Final written warning without investigation Unfair dismissal for misleading an employee during a re-structure Green alerts Leaving the EU and the impact

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HR and H&S Updates – March 2019

HR and H&S Updates

A summary of the HR and H&S updates issued in March 2019. HR Updates Red alerts Reminder – payslip changes in April Pensions Auto-enrolment contributions – 6th April 2019 Tax on termination payments – 6th April 2019 Amber alerts Failure to make reasonable adjustments cost a GP practice £45,000 88 year old NHS secretary wins

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Managing the risk of needlestick injuries

February 6, 2019, by in Health & Safety

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Managing the risk of needlestick injuries

Needlestick, along with other sharps injuries can be a significant hazard for Practices.  Contaminated needles, as well as scalpels, razors, IV cannulae and other sharps may expose healthcare workers to blood borne viruses such as HIV, Hepatitis B or C. To help manage these risks the Health and Safety (Sharps Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations were

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When to complete display screen equipment (DSE) assessments

December 14, 2018, by in Health & Safety

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When to complete display screen equipment (DSE) assessments

Making sure everyone is sitting comfortably and correctly at work can be challenging.  However, should an employee complain of discomfort such as neck, shoulder or back pain whilst at their workstation, then it’s important that this is addressed. In the first instance the employee should complete a DSE self-assessment.  The assessment should then be reviewed

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