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Apr
07
2011

National Minimum Wage Rates - 1 October 2011
#Employment

The Government has today announced the 2011 National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates, which will come into effect on 1 October 2011...

Apr
06
2011

Has feminism negatively impacted working class men?
#Employment

Has feminism negatively impacted working class men? According to Universities Minister, David Willetts, speaking before the government`s social mobility strategy report, yes....

Apr
05
2011

Draft guidance on Agency Workers Regulations published
#Employment

Guidance on the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 has been issued by the Government....

Apr
04
2011

As the clocks change for summer, what`s hot in employment law?
#Employment

As always, April heralds not only spring and the hope(!) of a hot summer, but also many changes in employment law....

Mar
31
2011

Charities fear the worst
#Employment

According to the latest Charity Forecast Survey published by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), over half (53%) plan to reduce employee numbers over the next three months due to concerns over future funding....

Mar
31
2011

Hiring, Firing and Inspiring - Retaining and motivating key people vital to businesses today
#Employment

Hiring, Firing and Inspiring - three of the most vital issues for businesses today and the focus of a high profile conference delivered to 200 business leaders in Reading....

Mar
30
2011

Employee Engagement Task Force
#Employment

The Government endorsed an industry led Employee Engagement Task Force....

Mar
29
2011

Childcare vouchers changes
#Employment

More and more, both parents are being forced to work because they need the money in the current economic conditions....

Mar
28
2011

Repeal of the "Two-Tier Code"
#Employment

It will come as little surprise that Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has announced the repeal of the Code of Practice on Workforce Matters in Local Authority Service Contracts (colloquially known as the "Two-Tier Code")....

Mar
24
2011

Budget Brief
#Employment

The 2011 Budget has been published along with the Government`s ‘Plan for Growth`....

Mar
23
2011

Assistant Referees Suffered Age Discrimination
#Employment

The ET has held in Martin and others v Professional Match Game Officials Ltd ET/2802438/08 that four assistant referees who were forced to retire at 48 were subjected to age discrimination but were not unfairly dismissed....

Mar
21
2011

Radical reforms aimed at freeing small businesses from excessive red tape
#Employment

The Minister of State for Business and Enterprise, Mark Prisk, has revealed a range of measures aimed at helping UK businesses grow....

Mar
21
2011

Right to be forgotten
#Employment

The European Union is to legislate a "right to be forgotten online" to prevent, for example, prospective employers finding Facebook party photos of someone posted online of a night that would best be forgotten....

Mar
18
2011

Will the abolition of the default retirement age effect unemployment rates?
#Employment

According to figures released from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) unemployment across the UK has reached its highest level for 17 years of 8%....

Mar
17
2011

Time off for the Olympics?
#Employment

According to Personnel Today 32% of companies surveyed said that they would facilitate flexibile working to enable staff to see the 2012 Games and 44% said that they would actually encourage staff to attend the Games....

Mar
16
2011

Mind the gap
#Employment

According to figures released from the Office for National Statistics a private sector worker earns £81 less a week than his/her equivalent state worker....

Mar
15
2011

Small firms may be able to avoid Maternity and Paternity rights
#Employment

Small firms with fewer than 10 employees may be able to avoid granting employees parental rights according to details leaked in the Sunday Telegraph....

Mar
14
2011

Government ban on non-EEA takeaway chefs
#Employment

Migrants from outside the European Economic Area will no longer be able to come to the UK to work as chefs in takeaways from April this year....

Mar
11
2011

Lord Sugar says employers should be able to ask applicants about pregnancy and children
#Employment

Lord Sugar has said that laws banning employers from asking women about children and childcare plans during job interviews are counterproductive....

Mar
10
2011

Current Employment Tribunal system receives further criticism from employers
#Employment

A survey compiled by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development heaps more criticism on the current Employment Tribunal System....

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