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23 September, 2010

Recession has hit poverty and unemployment harder in Scotland than England

Scotland’s unemployment rate back to 1996 levels, reports Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

22 September, 2010

Additional paternity leave and pay in Northern Ireland

Legislation issued in relation to new rights being introduced for parents of children due or adopted on or after 3 April 2011

22 September, 2010

Equality Act 2010

New Commencement Orders issued that bring into force specified provisions of the 2010 Act

20 September, 2010

15 September, 2010

UK unemployment falls to 2.47 million

However claimant count - those out of work and receiving unemployment benefit - rose by 2,300 in August to 1.47 million.

14 September, 2010

New IPPR analysis highlights rising incidence of in-work poverty

More action needed to tackle low pay, improve job quality and help parents progress in work, says Institute for Public Policy Research.

14 September, 2010

Employment Law update

Issue 88 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

13 September, 2010

13 September, 2010

Policy Exchange report is a crude attack on basic workplace rights

TUC responds to 'Modernising Industrial Relations' that calls for extensive revision of the existing legal framework for industrial relations.

10 September, 2010

Fall in awareness of DDA provisions that protect against discrimination in employment & recruitment

DWP publishes new research that explores how organisations are responding to the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act

10 September, 2010

John-Charles v Weir & Anor

[2010] EWCA Civ 872

10 September, 2010

PAYE system in urgent need of reform

System is outdated, inefficient and burdensome, says Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury.

9 September, 2010

Equality Act 2010 (Obtaining Information) Order 2010

New legislation that prescribes forms which may be used by a person who thinks that they have been treated unlawfully under the 2010 Act to obtain information from the person they think is responsible for the unlawful treatment.

9 September, 2010

Equality Act 2010 (Qualifying Compromise Contract Specified Person) Order 2010

New legislation in relation to the category of person capable of acting as an independent adviser whose advice is necessary to establish a 'qualifying compromise contract' under Part 10 of the 2010 Act.

8 September, 2010

More than 800,000 households workless due to health-related reasons

Housing tenure also a key factor according to the Office for National Statistics.

7 September, 2010

20,000 people killed by work every year

TUC reports that fall in inspections and enforcement will lead to an increase in accidents, injuries and deaths, and have a huge impact on workplace diseases.

7 September, 2010

3 September, 2010

Employment Tribunal and EAT statistics 2009-2010

Ministry of Justice report reveals overall increase in accepted claims and increase in number of disposals.

1 September, 2010

Employment Law update

Issue 87 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.