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Carers Leave Act 2023 and the new Regulations

New Regulations brought the Carers Leave Act 2023 into force at the beginning of December, however further Regulations are required to set out further detail of this right for employees and how employers should manage it. These are currently in draft, however it has been confirmed that they will come into force on 6 April […]

Statutory Leave for Carers Proposal

Proposed legislation could benefit more than two million employees who have unpaid caring responsibilities. Unpaid carers could benefit from one week of statutory unpaid leave under a proposal expected to be introduced as a Private Members Bill to Parliament later this year by Liberal Democrat MP, Wendy Chamberlain. She has said she intends to introduce […]

Care worker added to the list of shortage occupations

UK Points based immigration system – update to the shortage occupation list  As you know, Brexit saw the end of the free movement of people, which meant that the way in which UK employers recruited from outside the UK significantly changed. It meant UK employers needed to use a new points-based immigration system to recruit […]

Mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for care home staff

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The Government has announced that it is mandating Covid-19 vaccinations for care home staff. Back in April, the Government announced a consultation process in which to seek views on the proposal of mandating care home staff to have the COVID-19 vaccination. It included its scope and any potential impact on staffing and safety. The Health […]

One in seven care workers on zero- hours contracts

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The latest Office for National Statistics figures show a steep rise in the number of care workers on zero-hours contracts. In 2015, the number stood at roughly one in ten. It is now one in seven. Unemployment steady but employment insecure These figures follow the news that in the three months up to August, UK […]

Care Worker Claims Unpaid Wages for Travel Time

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A former care worker is claiming for unlawful deduction of wages due to unpaid travel costs. Caroline Barlow worked for MiHomecare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, for four months. She claims that during this time the company frequently paid her less than the National Minimum Wage as she did not receive any payment […]

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