Expert advice from Sarah Buxton

How to handle sickness absence

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Employment and HR solicitor, Sarah Buxton, talks to Nigel Jones about how to deal with sickness absence in your team and explains the risks if you don’t handle it correctly. What you’ll hear: The best way to handle frequent short-term absence What to do if a member of the team has provided a long-term sick note What your responsibilities are …

Employment Law Update

The latest changes to Employment Law

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Employment Law solicitor, Sarah Buxton, talks through the most recent changes to Employment Law and how these will impact dental practices and teams. What you’ll hear: How GDPR is impacting employment matters Information about sexual harassment and the use of non-disclosure agreements How stand-by time or being ‘on call’ needs to be considered in relation to pay.

Expert advice from Sarah Buxton

A guide to setting up associate agreements

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Sarah Buxton explains how to set up an associate agreement and exactly what it needs to include. What you’ll hear: The pros and cons of hiring an employed or self-employed associate What should be included in an associate agreement How to make amendments to an associate agreement Risks to practice owners if an agreement doesn’t adhere to Employment Law

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.