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.
22nd November 2019
The Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) was first introduced in the banking sector in March 2016 with the aim of creating greater individual accountability of those working within financial institutions. The FCA hoped to strengthen the integrity of the financial services and increase protection for consumers in the wake of the scandals of previous years.
From 9th December 2019, the regulations are to be extended to all FCA solo-regulated firms, meaning a further 50,000 businesses will be covered.
This article looks at the impact the regulations will have and how such firms can prepare ahead of the looming December deadline. Continue reading »
14th November 2019
Sexual harassment in the workplace is sadly not as rare as one would hope but, with the right legal advice, there is no reason why anyone should put up with it. In a recent case, a woman whose infatuated boss subjected her to unwelcome sexualised behaviour secured more than £30,000 in compensation (Shotton v Mark Harris Upholstery Limited and Another). Continue reading »
13th November 2019
People have all sorts of reasons for choosing not to eat meat, and that prompted an Employment Tribunal (ET) to rule that vegetarianism is a lifestyle choice, rather than a philosophical belief protected under the Equality Act 2010. Continue reading »
6th November 2019
The first Wednesday of every November marks National Stress Awareness Day.
Healys are proud to support the #NSAD campaign and are dedicated to the promotion of discussion around stress in the workplace.
We see National Stress Awareness Day as an opportunity for organisations to reflect on whether they are fulfilling their duty as an employer to manage stress within the workplace and the potential impact this can have on their business. Continue reading »
5th November 2019
Under the General Data Protection Regulation, a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) must be met ‘without undue delay and, in any event, within one month of receipt of the request’ – unless an extension is agreed. Continue reading »
15th November 2019
24th October 2019
As Shamima Begum begins her legal challenge against the Home Office, the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) is holding a 4 day preliminary hearing. The specialist court will hear the legal challenge and consider whether the removal of Ms Begum’s citizenship has rendered her stateless and was therefore unlawful.
Ivon Sampson, Head of Immigration, joined Iain Dale live on LBC to discuss the issues of the case, and the possible consequences of any decision.
Listen to the full radio interview here:
11th October 2019
An investigation has uncovered a major people smuggling ring bringing migrants across the channel to the UK.
Ivon Sampson, Healys Head of Immigration, joined Tom Swarbrick to discuss the LBC investigation, and the the possible causes of the recent spate of channel crossings by economic migrants.
Listen to the full radio interview here:
3rd October 2019
On 31 October 2019 the UK is due to leave the EU, possibly without a deal, and businesses across the UK need to take steps to prepare for what will happen in the event of a No Deal Brexit.
If your business is reliant on the transfer of personal data from the EU, there are a couple of key changes that will affect the way in which you operate and will need to be addressed before 31 October as part of your overall Brexit strategy. Continue reading »