DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 34
On 28th October 2016 the London Central Employment Tribunal sent out its long awaited judgment in the case of Aslam & ors v (1) Uber BV (2) Uber London Limited and (3) Uber Britannia Limited. The Tribunal held that Uber drivers should be considered workers, as opposed to self-employed contractors.
Uber has already confirmed its intentions to appeal...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 31
Important Legal Update: on 25th of May 2018 the GDPR (General Data Protection Law) enters into force and it will apply to all organisations that collect or retain personal identifiable data from any European individual.
Do I need to register with the ICO?
The very nature of dentistry requires the practitioner to obtain the personal data of their...Read More
In addition to the legal changes above, on 16th March 2016 George Osbourne announced the Spring Budget. Generally, the Budget saw positives for both businesses and individuals.
Spring Budget 2016: 7 key points
1. Reduction in business rates
The small business rate tax relief will double from £6,000 to £12,000 from April 2017. Whilst this is a positive for small business owners,...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 18
Spring is finally here, but with it comes the first wave of new UK legislation for 2016.
So what key changes do you and your practice need to be aware of?
National Living Wage
From 1st April 2016 any worker who is 25 years old or above will be entitled to the National Living Wage, which is initially set at £7.20 per hour. The National Minimum Wage...Read More
In October 2012 a positive duty was placed on all employers to automatically enrol ‘eligible job holders’ in to a qualifying pension scheme. For most Dental Practices the relevant date for complying is likely to be early next year. If your Practice has not been given the relevant date yet, then you should expect notification imminently. A failure to comply with this duty can result in a...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 12
The Pensions Act contains specific duties for employers to safeguard their workers’ rights in connection with auto enrolment. It should be noted that these safeguards apply regardless of whether you have reached your staging date yet, and will apply to current and potential job holders. Below is a brief outline of the employment protection safeguards...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 7
In this Dental Bulletin we summarise some important changes in UK legislation, which may have an impact on you and your Practice.
From 1st October 2015 the following legal changes in the UK legislation will come into force:
The National Minimum Wage: this will increase from £6.50 to £6.70 for those over 21 years of age; for employees who are aged 18 to...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 7
From 1st October 2015 the following legal changes will come into force:
– The National Minimum Wage: this will increase from £6.50 to £6.70 for those over 21 years of age; for employees who are aged 18 to 21 the rate will increase from £5.13 to £5.50; Employees under 18 will see an increase in their hourly rate from £3.79 to £3.87; and finally the...Read More
These days all businesses should check the immigration status of their workers but knowing what checks to carry out can be pretty daunting.
The Home Office have published 2 guides to help employers understand the changes in immigration law which came into effect on 16th May 2014, relating to employing foreign workers.
The checks an employer is expected to carry out are detailed in the guidance...Read More
We have previously reported a number of the employment law changes coming into force from 6th April 2014 in our updates, which can be seen here; a brief summary of these is included in as a useful reminder:
Employment Law Changes from 6th April 2014
ACAS Early Conciliation Scheme – mandatory pre-claim conciliation, i.e. EVERY claimant wishing to lodge a claim with the Employment...Read More