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15 February, 2012

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) Order 2012

New regulations make provision in relation to a 'qualifying compromise contract' that may be used to settle a complaint, where it meets the requirements of Equality Act 2010.

15 February, 2012

15 February, 2012

Two thirds of rise in unemployment over last quarter has hit women

IPPR analysis of unemployment figures shows that women and young workers have been hit hardest by rising unemployment over the last year.

15 February, 2012

Weakening TUPE regulations risks low pay and increased unemployment

TUC also warns that changing legislation could also lead to increased involvement of private sector in public services, in response to government's call for evidence on TUPE.

15 February, 2012

UK unemployment continues to rise

New Office for National Statistics figures show that there are 2.67 million unemployed people, up 48,000 on previous three months.

14 February, 2012

TUC and National Union of Students launch new campaign calling for fair treatment of interns

TUC believes any internship that does not simply involve observation and work shadowing should qualify for payment.

13 February, 2012

10 February, 2012

10 February, 2012

£8.5m to support youth employment in Scotland

Minister for Youth Employment announces that £6m has been allocated to create 1000 jobs for young people through a continuation of Community Jobs Scotland into 2012/2013 and £2.5m towards challenge fund to support third sector to work with employers.

9 February, 2012

Social Market Foundation proposes £10,000 childcare loan scheme

Scheme would use government's low cost of borrowing to help parents in work 'overcome the huge financial burden of childcare'.

8 February, 2012

Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council responds to Employment Tribunals consultation

Proposed timing for bringing forward amendment regulations seems premature and AJTC suggests a period of reconsideration before bringing provisions into effect.

8 February, 2012

Number of major high street banks will create new apprenticeship schemes

Skills Minister announces banks planning to further engage with government's educational and back to work reforms include Barclays, HSBC and Santander.

8 February, 2012

7 February, 2012

Government evidence to Low Pay Commission

Department for Business Innovation and Skills publishes evidence for 2011 in two parts; economic and non-economic evidence.

7 February, 2012

Employment Law Update

Issue 119 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

7 February, 2012

New government funding to support thousands of apprenticeships to degree level

Prime Minister also launches bidding for Employer Ownership pilot, inviting employers to apply for up to £250m of public investment and secure more control over how skills training is designed and delivered.

6 February, 2012

Call for new fair employment commission in Scotland

Citizens Advice Scotland calls for new body to be set up to protect workers from abuse and exploitation by bosses, reports bbc.co.uk.

6 February, 2012

Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate - Annual report 2010/2011

New Department for Business, Innovation and Skills report outlines performance and achievements of Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate for year ending March 2011.