April 20, 2020

Why labour over employment law?

Running a dental practice can be challenging at times. Terry Jones Solicitors understand that you are running a business where the focus is on the care you provide to your patients. Therefore, you do not need the additional pressure that comes with keeping up to date with all HR tasks and legislation alongside CQC regulatory obligations.

Do you have contracts of employment in place that gives you the necessary flexibility during uncertain times?

Do you worry that your policies and procedures are up-to-date?

Are you confident your practice is fully compliant with the employment laws that could affect it?

Does the thought of dealing with disciplinary and grievance issues, redundancies or performance and absence management fill you with dread?

Resolve the HR worries in your dental practice

Employ-Line from Terry Jones is designed to support today’s dental practice owners and managers in the increasingly complex area of employment law.

The Employ-Line service offers legal protection to practice managers giving them the comfort that comes from having a fully qualified solicitor on hand to guide your practice through any employment law or HR issues.

With extensive experience in the dental sector, our Solicitors are regularly working alongside clinicians and practice managers to ensure their HR policies and procedures are up-to-date and legally compliant. We also ensure all documentation meets CQC regulatory requirements.

Issues faced by dental practices

Some of the key employment law issues faced by dental practices include:

  • Furlough Leave, reorganisations and varying staff contracts;
  • Potential employment status disputes being brought by clinicians;
  • Associate Agreement breach of contract disputes;
  • Clinical and Non-clinical staff contracts of employment;
  • Identifying opportunities to right size the business and make redundancies when required;
  • Having bespoke and robust Associate Agreements in place for clinicians;
  • Staff TUPE transfers and service provision changes arising from retendering of NHS Contracts; and
  • Responding to unfair and constructive dismissal claims.  

Employ-Line gives your practice access to specialist solicitors that can provide advice and support on related areas such as advising on GDP associate agreements, orthodontic associate agreements, consultancy and service agreements, bespoke contracts of employment for managers, nurses and treatment coordinators, partnership agreements, and CQC compliance relating to employment law.

Terry Jones Solicitors work closely with practice managers to deliver specialist legal support, avoiding management and surgery time being taken away from the number one focus, treating patients.

Affordable employment law support

Employ-Line operates on a fixed fee basis. The service is tailored to the specific needs of your practice or surgery, allowing you to focus on your patients.

With Terry Jones Solicitors real-time knowledge of employment tribunal cases, we are equipped to advise you on the appropriate documentation to use for the different types of staff making up your workforce, as well as providing commercially aware solutions to your HR issues.

Protecting the goodwill of your business and your reputation is a key element of our Employ-Line service. Your monthly subscription will be determined by the specific needs of your practice, so you won’t spend a penny more than is necessary.

Find out more about the Employ-Line service from Terry Jones Solicitors, contact us on 01743 218 450 or email enquiries@terry-jones.co.uk  

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