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As the UK nations look to ease lockdown restrictions over the next few months, Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores the key things to bear in mind for those seeking to make use of the furlough scheme in 2021.
What is coronavirus and what can care providers do to keep their service users and staff safe? This article provides a round-up of essential information for care settings, including PPE, testing, high-risk individuals, visiting and social distancing.
At Ramadan, participating employees often have to manage extra physical and mental stresses, fatigue and dehydration. Jon Herbert describes how flexibility, discussion and forward planning from employers can help everyone involved.
Ramadan is the holy month of the Islamic Calendar during which Muslims partake in religious observance, including ritual fasting from sunrise to sunset. This year, Ramadan is expected to run from 12 April to 12 May 2021 and we have outlined some key ways to support staff during this period.
In a long-standing case, Tomlinson-Blake v Royal Mencap Society, the Supreme Court (SC) has held that “sleep-in” carers are not entitled to receive national minimum wage (NMW) for the hours they spend asleep and are therefore not working. Here, we discuss the details of the case.
A new inquiry has been launched by the Housing Communities and Local Government Committee (HCLGC) to examine the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the social care sector and its long-term funding. The deadline for submissions is 15 April 2021, with information on how to give evidence here.