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Apr
11
2011

Don`t miss your chance to cut red tape in your industry
#Employment

The Government has launched its `Red Tape Challenge` website via which it invites business and the public to vote on what legislation should be scrapped....

Apr
11
2011

Arsenal "take over" bid by Kroenke Sports Enterprises
#Employment

It has been widely reported in the press today that Stan Kroenke of Kroenke Sports Enterprises has purchased a controlling shareholding in Arsenal Football Club....

Apr
11
2011

Further extension to what qualifies as a philosophical belief
#Employment

In Maistry v BBC the employment tribunal has ruled that a belief in the "higher purpose" of public sector broadcasting, to encourage debate and citizenship in a public space, is a philosophical belief that qualified for protection under the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003....

Apr
08
2011

Comment regarding sexual favours was not sexual harrassment
#Employment

In Dos Santos v Preview Services Ltd ET/2700170/10 the Claimant brought (amongst other claims) a claim against her employer of sexual harassment based on a comment made to her by her supervisor regarding sexual favours....

Apr
08
2011

Special treatment of women on maternity leave must be proportionate
#Employment

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld the Tribunal`s decision in the case of Eversheds Legal Services Ltd v De Belin [2011] UKEAT, that the law firm unlawfully discriminated again a male associate on the grounds of his sex by favouring a female colleague on maternity leave in a redundancy scoring exercise....

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Draft guidance on Agency Workers Regulations published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

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
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
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....

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