NHS questions answered

Sarah Buxton and Simon Thackeray look at how this ruling may impact the dental industry

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In November, Uber lost its appeal against an earlier ruling stating two of its drivers could be classed as workers, rather than self-employed contractors. This case has once again brought up the question around the employment status of associates – although it’s worth pointing out that Uber are set to appeal this latest decision as well. To look at what …

The latest changes to Employment Law

How will the latest changes to Employment Law affect you?

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Sarah Buxton takes you through the latest amendments to Employment Law and how these will affect dental practices, highlighting the risks of non-compliance. She also discusses your responsibility regarding company social events and steps you can take to protect yourself and your team.

Managing stress related absence

Expert advice on handling staff absence due to stress

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Sarah Buxton, specialist HR and employment solicitor, examines the sensitive issue of how to manage stress-related absence in your practice. Stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 11.7 million working days lost in 2015/16, according to the Health and Safety Executive. It is a big issue for anyone running a business, but many feel unsure about the best way to deal …

Key things to know if you're self-employed

Sarah Buxton details the key things you need to know if you’re self-employed

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In this edition of Bodcast Zoe Close speaks to HR and Employment law specialist Sarah Buxton and asks her to explain the three different types of employment status – employee, worker and self-employed. Sarah also details the protections and the risks of the three and looks at the importance of contract issue and revision.

Managing Under performers in your team

Expert advice on managing underperformance in your team

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Tackling underperformers can be one of the more challenging elements of managing your practice. Here, we chat to experts, Sheila Scott, Dental Business Consultant, and Sarah Buxton, Director and Employment and HR Solicitor of FTA Law, to examine the tricky issue of how to tackle underperformers.

How to stay on the right side of employment law and the CQC

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In today’s Bodcast Sheila Scott, Nicki Rowland and Sarah Buxton discuss the best ways for practices to avoid employment law issues and CQC failures by recognising the importance of staff training and communication. They offer a range of practical advice on how to tackle poor performance, attitude or behaviour and an insight into why some dental practices are failing their …

HR policies – Grievance procedures

HR policies – How to deal with grievances in your dental practice

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Discover Employment and HR Solicitor, Sarah Buxton’s advice on how to deal with grievances in your dental practice in this episode of Bodcast. In it, Sarah is joined by host, Area Sales Manager, Zoe Close, to share her guidance on the best way to investigate a grievance to avoid a subsequent employment tribunal claim.

How to deal with maternity in your dental practice

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In today’s episode of Bodcast, host Zoe Close catches up with HR Solicitor Sarah Buxton on how to deal with maternity in your dental practice. For those looking to develop a greater understanding of the statutory framework and rules applicable to pregnant employees, as well as those taking and returning from maternity leave, this podcast is well worth a listen.