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Nov
04
2010

Job vacancies are decreasing? True of false?

That all depends on what you read. According to the latest "Report on Jobs" from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG, October 2010 saw the slowest rates of growth..

Nov
02
2010

Return to two year qualifying period? Smaller employers encouraged to be "brutally honest".

The Government`s "enterprise tsar", Lord Young, has confirmed that he will be consulting over making changes to unfair dismissal law, including the possibility of putting the qualifying period for bringing..

Oct
29
2010

Brazilian Judge orders McDonalds to pay $17,500 to employee who suffered huge weight gain during 12 year empoyment

The employee had worked at McDonalds for over 12 years, and alleged he had suffered excessive weight gain, owing to him being asked to sample the products on sale, as..

Oct
29
2010

Protective Award Reduced due to Union condoning Failure

The EAT in Lancaster University -v- The University and College Union (UCU), agreed with the Tribunal`s decision to reduce a protective award from the maximum 90 days` to 60 days`..

Oct
29
2010

Stress - most common cause of absence

A survey recently carried out by the CIPD and Simplyhealth (a health care provider) revealed that in the last 12 months stress was the main cause of long-term sickness absence..

Oct
29
2010

Qualifying Disclosure

Under the whistle-blowing rules, an employee is protected from being subjected to a detriment or being unfairly dismissed for making a protected disclosure.  However, what disclosures can qualify for protection?..

Oct
28
2010

Are you saving enough for retirement? You will be soon.....

A Government review released yesterday has found that 7 million Britons are not saving enough for retirement.  This statistic is perhaps not surprising given the financial pressures on low to..

Oct
27
2010

What would you change about buddy?

Over the next few months, employmentbuddy is going to be changing! Our users have been steadily growing in number over the past year, as has the volume of documents on the..

Oct
27
2010

What if the London Fire Brigade have no choice

Sometimes employers need to make changes to terms and conditions of employment for sound business reasons and unfortunately those reasons do not always meet the employees` expectations.   Also, it can..

Oct
27
2010

Levels of stress-related absence on the increase - public v private sector

A recent annual absence survey carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has revealed that stress-related absence levels have increased over the past year.  Workers in..



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