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May
28
2010

Are your employees dying to leave?

Since January 2010, 11 workers at the Foxconn factory in China have committed suicide.   The managers of the factory, which produces products for many major computer and electrical companies, have set..

May
28
2010

Inflation yet to affect pay increases

Despite inflation hitting a 19 year high of 5.3% last month, it is yet to affect the rate of pay increases, which remain at an average of 1% for the..

May
27
2010

Don`t score an own goal during the World Cup!

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has warned employers against imposing a blanket ban on football during the World Cup, which starts on 11 June 2010. The TUC believes that a..

May
26
2010

Reasonable Investigations

When looking at unfair dismissal cases involving an employee`s misconduct, tribunals will look at whether the employer`s investigation into the alleged misconduct was fair and reasonable.  This means that the..

May
26
2010

Compromise Agreements

The case of McWilliam & Others v Glasgow City Council is the first case to consider the criteria set out for a compromise agreement to be valid under the Sex..

May
26
2010

Impending Retirement - Not Age Discrimination

When applying for a position some posts require the applicant to hold certain qualifications.  However, what happens when you are already employed and in order for you to attain a..

May
26
2010

BNP teacher accused of racial and religious intolerance

Adam Walker is reported to be the first teacher to appear before the General Teaching Council (GTC) accused of racial and religious intolerance. He resigned from his role as a..

May
25
2010

Queen`s Speech: Employment Implications

The Queen`s Speech today outlined 22 parliamentary Bills to be debated in the new Parliament.   Key employment-related Bills include provision for: a block on next year`s 1% rise in National..

May
25
2010

Is your employees time being gobbled up?

The version of Pac-Man added by Google to celebrate the 30th birthday of the game, cost employers almost five million hours of work time and $120 million, suggests a study..

May
24
2010

The end of the Working Time regs?

More than one quarter (28%) of employers surveyed by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and KPMG named the Working Time Regulations (WTR), which includes limits on working..



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