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12 June, 2012

Citizens Advice responds to Second Reading of Enterprise Bill

Charity welcomes introduction of financial penalties for employers in cases where there are ‘aggravating features’, such as those involving rogue employers who don’t engage with the Employment Tribunal process.

11 June, 2012

New workplace dispute resolution plans

Government to announce new measures in Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill that will mean that employers will be able to offer settlement agreements before a formal dispute arises, and employees will be able to choose to reject the offer of a settlement agreement and proceed to tribunal.

6 June, 2012

31 May, 2012

31 May, 2012

Beecroft proposals would create ‘more than three million second-class citizens at work’, says TUC

New analysis published alongside 'Employee Rights Stop Employment Wrongs' campaign.

30 May, 2012

Employment Law Update

Issue 127 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

25 May, 2012

Changing labour market and young people not in employment, education or training

New The Work Foundation report shows that almost a million young people in England are not in employment, education or training.

24 May, 2012

Cavenagh v William Evans Ltd

[2012] EWCA Civ 697

24 May, 2012

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill to begin passage through Parliament

Government publishes Bill that includes measures to improve the employment tribunal system by encouraging parties to settle dispute before an employment tribunal claim is lodged, through Acas early conciliation and greater use of Settlement Agreements.

23 May, 2012

93 per cent of people think ‘payday loan’ regulation is needed

Association of Business Recovery Professionals figures show that 4m people say they are likely to take out a 'payday loan' in the next six months.

23 May, 2012

Government announces new wage incentive for young disabled people

From July 2012, payments of up to £2,275 to be available for employers who recruit young disabled people through Work Choice.

22 May, 2012

Beecroft report on employment law

Government publishes report that recommended 'no fault dismissal'.

21 May, 2012

21 May, 2012

Government expected drop ‘no fault dismissal’ plan

Lack of support from business leaders and a backlash from Vince Cable is expected to persuade No 10 that the proposal should be quietly dropped later this summer, reports

18 May, 2012

Disabled people continue to be put at a disadvantage in the workplace

New Equality and Human Rights Commission report also shows that closing the employment gap between disabled workers and non disabled workers can increase performance of staff.

17 May, 2012

MPs report on Adult Apprenticeship Programme

Public Accounts Committee publishes report that shows that the number of adult apprenticeships have more than quadrupled in the four years to 2010/2011.

16 May, 2012

Unemployment falls by 45,000

New Office for National Statistics figures show that the unemployment rate has decreased to 8.3 per cent of population.

16 May, 2012

Equality Act 2010: consultation on employer liability for harassment of employees by third parties

Government Equalities Office consultation seeks views on government's proposal to repeal provisions in Equality Act 2010 which make employers liable for harassment of their employees by third parties over whom they do not have direct control.