Employment law support for dental practices

April 17th, 2020

Why labour over employment law?

Running a dental practice is hard work. Linder Myers recognises that you are running a business where the focus is on the care you provide to your patients, and therefore you do not need the additional worry that comes with keeping up to date with all HR legislation on top of the ever growing 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?

How to resolve HR worries in your dental practice

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

Employ-Line offers legal protection and gives you the comfort that comes from having a fully qualified solicitor on hand to guide you through any employment law or HR issue affecting your practice.

We can help you manage the full range of employment law requirements. Our team has extensive experience in the dental sector, 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 the modern dental practice

Some of the key 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.

Our specialist solicitors 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.

Linder Myers can work closely with practice managers to deliver specialist legal support, advice and representation to help guide dental practice owners and management through thorny employment issues to reduce management and surgery time being taken away from the number one focus, treating patients.

Affordable employment law support for dental practices

Operating on a fixed fee basis, Employ-Line is tailored to the specific needs of your practice or surgery, which allows you to focus on your patients and reduces the risk of any costly and unwanted litigation.

With our real-time knowledge of employment tribunal cases, we are able to advise 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 as well as your reputation is a key element of your 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. To find out more about the Employ-Line service from Linder Myers, contact us on 0800 042 0700 or email enquiries@lindermyers.co.uk