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16 July 2018 Treatment of mixed personal data

The Court of Appeal has recently considered the interaction between third party rights and subject access requests (SAR) in a case which offers helpful guidance for data controllers on how to deal with mixed personal data.

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13 July 2018 Care-workers 'sleeping-in' no longer due National Minimum Wage

The Court of Appeal have today confirmed that where care workers are required to 'sleep-in', the only time that counts for National Minimum Wage purposes is time when the worker is required to be awake for the purposes of working.

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19 June 2018 Doctors and nurses excluded from Tier 2 skilled workers annual cap

In 2011 Theresa May as Home Secretary introduced a cap on skilled workers. The cap operated on an annual quota of 20,700, with a fixed number of spaces available each month for non-European Economic Area nationals sponsored under the Tier 2 (General) Visa.

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17 May 2018 The future of NHS patient safety investigations – consultation closes 12 June 2018

The way in which the NHS investigates when things go wrong in order to identify learning and prevent future harm is very much in the spotlight with a number of high profile reports and reviews identifying significant weaknesses in the current system.

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16 March 2018 NHS Resolution win saves NHS £270,000 upfront legal costs

In a unanimous decision, the Court of Appeal has today reversed the decision of Foskett J in three ‘bulk conversion’ CFA test cases.

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National Minimum Wage back pay for sleep-ins: latest on appeal

Last year, an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision led to many workers becoming entitled to National Minimum Wage (NMW) for the whole of their shifts, including time spent asleep. This led to the government creating the Social Care Compliance Scheme (SSCS) and commissioning research into the impact of the liabilities for NMW on the social care sector.

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16 February 2018 National Minimum Wage back pay for sleep ins - Government review

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced that it is commissioning further research to gauge the extent and effect of the liabilities social care providers face for underpayments of national minimum wage for sleep-in shifts.

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13 February 2018 Deprivation of liberty reform - request for comment

As you may have already heard, the Joint Committee on Human Rights has launched an investigation into deprivation of liberty, and in particular is inviting views on the law Commission’s proposals.

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4 December 2017 Safer maternity care: a new approach to learning from harm

On 28 November 2017, the government announced its refreshed maternity safety strategy to prevent avoidable serious incidents in maternity services.

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31 October 2017 Stop press! No news on the Law Commission deprivation of liberty reform proposals

The Government has made an interim statement in response to the detailed proposals for reform on the law on mental capacity and deprivation of liberty.

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