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Oct
25
2010

Equality Act Codes of Practice - Fancy a light read?

The Equality and Human Rights Commission`s Codes of Practice on the Equality Act 2010 were published and laid before parliament last week.  They are available on the EHRC website (labelled..

Oct
25
2010

Euro MPs back 20-week maternity leave plan

In a first reading, the European Parliament has voted on the European Commission`s proposal to reform the 1992 Maternity Leave Directive, increasing the minimum period of maternity leave from 14..

Oct
25
2010

Government not to amend Agency Workers Regulations - despite concerns

The Employment Relations Minister, Ed Davey, announced  last week that  the government will not be amending the Agency Workers Regulations before their entry into force in October 2011.    The Regulations, which..

Oct
25
2010

Dismissal by Letter is Effective when employee reads it

In the case of Gisda Cyf v Barratt [2010] UKSC 41, the Claimant was sent home following a disciplinary and told to expect a letter concerning possible dismissal. The letter..

Oct
21
2010

Agency Workers Regulations 2010 - no changes despite concerns

The Employment Relations Minister, Ed Davey, announced  this week that  the government will not be amending the Agency Workers Regulations before their entry into force in October 2011.  The Regulations,..

Oct
20
2010

Spending Review 2010 - job losses, pension reforms

Chancellor George Osbourne announced his Spending Review today.  This was expected to set the deepest cuts in public spending in decades.   Welfare, police and council budgets have all been hit.  Headline..

Oct
20
2010

500,000 jobs challenge to the unions

As the headline figure of an estimated 500,000 public sector job losses starts to sink in following today`s spending review announcement, we should remind ourselves that this is only an..

Oct
19
2010

Will Wayne Rooney walk out on Manchester United?

It has been widely reported in the press this week that Wayne Rooney has fallen out with manager Alex Ferguson and is looking to leave Manchester United when his current..

Oct
15
2010

Tomato injured at work receives £24,000 personal injury pay out

Belfast City Council worker Lorraine Mallon has agreed a settlement of £24,021.75 in a personal injury claim against her employer.   Ms Mallon suffered a slipped disc when the then Lord Mayor, Jim..

Oct
15
2010

To be able to strike or not to strike, is that the correct question?

Last week it seemed everyone had an opinion on the current law on strikes in the wake of feared industrial action by public sector workers and an autumn-winter of discontent..



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