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Jun
25
2010

Comply with National Minimum Wage requirements, or else!

Thirteen room attendants working at a five-star London hotel , operated by Park Plaza Hotels, have won back pay and compensation after following an investigation undertaken by the BBC programme..

Jun
24
2010

Is the default retirement age past its sell-by date?

Chancellor, George Osbourne, confirmed in Tuesday`s Budget that the coalition government will start to consult on how to remove the default retirement age (DRA) from April 2011. Under current law,..

Jun
22
2010

2010 Budget - Key points

The coalition government today announced it`s first budget. Here are the key points for businesses and the public sector.   Public Sector   Public sector workers face a two-year pay freeze.   Public sector workers earning..

Jun
22
2010

More clarity on Equality Act

Doubt over the implementation of the Equality Act arose last week when the Government Equalities Office (GEO) removed reference to October 2010 as the commencement date of the majority of the..

Jun
21
2010

Two thirds of people want the default retirement age scrapped.

A survey of 1,011 people carried out by Age UK found that two-thirds of people want the Government to abolish the rule that allows companies to force staff to retire..

Jun
18
2010

Football is more than just a game, but is it a religious or philosophical belief?

As millions of supporters from around the globe ascend on South Africa for the 19th FIFA World Cup, you might be forgiven for likening the tournament to a religious pilgrimage. ..

Jun
18
2010

Experiencing a shortage of skills? Then look within.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has found in its latest survey that over 2 thirds (68%) of organisations have experienced recruitment difficulties.   The Resourcing and Talent Planning survey..

Jun
17
2010

‘Draconian` child abuse vetting scheme cancelled

The shocking murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman by school caretaker Ian Huntley in Soham in 2002 brought into public focus how people who work or volunteer with children..

Jun
17
2010

Equality Act...so near but yet so far...

Rumour is spreading like wildfire that the implementation date of the Equality Act may be later than the anticipated date of 1 October 2010 after the Government Equalities Office removed the..

Jun
15
2010

Economy experiences growing pains

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has released its prediction that the economy will expand by only 2.6% in 2011. This is down from the 3% to 3.5% estimate given..



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