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Oct 2016

Three-quarters of maternity wards have no overnight consultants

Research has shown that babies born out of hours are 30 per cent more likely to die or suffer serious complications. A major audit published today, using figures obtained by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, has revealed that three in four maternity wards have no consultant at the hospital overnight and half of…

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27
Oct 2016

New National Minimum Wage Rates now in force

The National Living Wage came into force on 1 April 2016 at an hourly rate of £7.20.  This applies to employees who are aged 25 and over. Separately, to these rates, with effect from 1 October 2016, there has been an increase in the standard National Minimum Wage Rates as follows:- Standard adult rate (for employees…

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27
Oct 2016

Service Provision Changes and Change in Activities

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (“TUPE”) introduced protection for employees in the event of a “service provision change”.  This extended the protection from circumstances where there was a business transfer to outsourcing and changes in the contracting of services. Under the 2006 Regulations, it is made clear that a service provision…

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27
Oct 2016

Decision on Holiday Pay and Commission Upheld

In 2014, an important decision was handed down in the Employment Appeals Tribunal relating to the calculation of statutory holiday pay. Under the Working Time Directive, which is an item of EU legislation, there are minimum periods of paid annual leave which must be given. However, there is no guidance on how holiday pay should…

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26
Oct 2016

A third of heart consultants do not work evenings or weekends

A study by the British Cardiovascular Society has found that a third of consultant cardiologists do not work evenings or at weekends, putting patients at risk and leaving a gaping hole in care outside of working hours. The study showed that heart patients who are admitted to hospital at the weekend often have more than…

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24
Oct 2016

Managing Partner Scoops Prestigious Managing Partner of the Year Award

Yorkshire’s Legal People, Chadwick Lawrence, are celebrating another award win from last week’s Yorkshire Legal Awards. Organised by Barker Brooks Communications, publishers of Leeds & Yorkshire Lawyer magazine, the awards brought together the region’s legal community to celebrate the year’s achievements across a wide range of departments and firms. These awards were judged by a…

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