Led by head of employment Allison Grant, Healys Care team offers a range of HR and employment advice to NCA members. The guidance at NCA regional events is proactive and relevant, covering best employment practices to strengthen a care providers ability to effectively manage staff and avoid the pitfalls of workplace issues and claims.
Examples of our work include:
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for ensuring compliance with the essential standards. CQC is focused on the management and monitoring of staff, the delivery of care, and in turn the standards met. The comprehensive range of Healys’ guidance supports compliance with CQC standards, and promotes excellence.
How Can Healys Help?
Our range of employment and HR services includes:
Healys Care team has a thorough understanding of care homes and the care industry, and can provide high-quality advice and solutions to employment and HR related issues. Combining the experience Healys has to offer across multiple teams, including Corporate, Commercial and Employment, with up-to-date knowledge of industry trends and threats, the team can provide comprehensive guidance and assistance that benefits your business and your care providers.
4th October 2019
In July 2017, Matthew Taylor published his independent review on modern working practices, entitled ‘Good Work’, which can be found here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/627671/good-work-taylor-review-modern-working-practices-rg.pdf
In February 2018, the Government responded with its ‘Good Work Plan’ (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/good-work-plan) and launched consultations on how best to implement many of the review’s recommendations, including those on employment status, the rights of agency workers, increasing transparency in the labour market and the enforcement of employment rights. An overview of the responses to the consultation can be found at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/767774/Taylor_Review_-_Factual_Consultation_Response_Summary.pdf.
As a result, many of the measures have either been introduced or are scheduled for implementation. Continue reading »
10th September 2019
The question of whether the suspension of a teacher who could only write by hand for a few minutes constituted direct disability discrimination and harassment under the Equality Act 2010 was considered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently in Ahmed v The Cardinal Hume Academies. Continue reading »
30th August 2019
Should payments for voluntary overtime count as ‘normal remuneration’ for the purposes of calculating a worker’s statutory holiday pay entitlement for the four weeks’ annual leave required under the EU Working Time Directive (WTD)? Continue reading »
28th August 2019
Were it not for the protection provided by the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULRCA), trade unions that call industrial action would be liable for inducing their members to breach their employment contracts. The extent of that protection was analysed in a guideline High Court case (Birmingham City Council v Unite the Union and Another). Continue reading »
7th August 2019
The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (AWR), which implement the EU Directive on Temporary Agency Work into UK law, apply to those workers who are supplied by a temporary work agency to work temporarily for and under the supervision and direction of a hirer. Under the AWR, once a temporary agency worker has worked in the same job for the same hirer for a period of 12 calendar weeks, they are entitled to the same basic employment and working conditions as if they had been recruited directly by the employer. Continue reading »
30th September 2019
Healys LLP has again been recognised as a leading firm in the latest edition of the Legal 500. This year, 4 practise areas and 3 individual lawyers have been recommended.
6th September 2019
Healys are pleased to note that 3 partners are to be ranked as leading individuals in the 2020 edition of leading legal directory Chambers & Partners, to be published later this year. Continue reading »
13th August 2019
Healys LLP firmly trust in providing insightful and informative legal knowledge to our clients. As a firm, we understand the value which can be achieved through making the right decisions in regard to property and investment. Continue reading »
12th August 2019
We are proud to once again sponsor the Healys LLP Prize at the Brighton University Business School Awards, and are pleased to announce that Ehab Ahmad is the winner of this year’s award.
9th August 2019
The Prime Minister yesterday announced a major shake-up of the UK immigration rules, in order to attract “the very best minds from around the world.”