Understanding Employment Tribunals

Sarah Buxton talks about changes to Employment Tribunal claims

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There have been some changes in how claims are awarded in Employment Tribunals. This Bodcast with Employment Law specialist, Sarah Buxton, takes you through the changes and how they impact dental practice owners.

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.

6 secrets to successful recruitment

Successfully recruiting for your dental practice

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There are numerous reasons why, as a dental practice owner, you may need to recruit. Whatever the reason, recruitment can be costly, time consuming and not without risks of litigation. It’s therefore important that the process is undertaken carefully to ensure that you recruit (and keep) that ultimate team member. Here, HR Solicitor and Director at FTA Law, Sarah Buxton, takes you …

How to solve two common HR issues

How to solve two common HR dilemmas!

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As owners or managers we find that we can’t all be experts when it comes to HR. So you could be forgiven for thinking that it is your practice alone that suffers with a particular situation. Nor is it the norm to stress yourself out with ensuring that you are adhering to policies and procedures and keeping on track with …

Employment Law – Key things you need to know

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Today’s host Zoe Close, Area Sales Manager at Practice Plan continues to delve into important topics surrounding practice management and team development in her interview with HR solicitor, Sarah Buxton. Covering the key things you need to know about employment law you’ll hear Sarah’s valuable advice the key questions practice managers and owners are asking.  

When is it Okay to Deny Flexible Working?

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Many employers are under a misconception that an employee has the right to change their hours and work flexibly if they want to, however, this isn’t strictly the case. Here, Employment Law and HR specialists Peninsula Business Services update us on the ins and outs of flexible working.