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1 October, 2010

Implementation of the Equality Act 2010

Provisions that take effect from today bring together existing equality law into one place and extend protection to some groups so that they are treated more fairly.

1 October, 2010

Minimum wage increases to £5.92 an hour

New rate introduced today, with people aged 21 benefiting for the first time.

30 September, 2010

Right to request flexible working to be extended to parents of children under 18

Employment Minister also announces plans to consult on extending the right to request flexible working to all employees, and the design of a new system of flexible parental leave.

30 September, 2010

Official statistics show continuing improvement by the Tribunals Service

However, new figures from the Ministry of Justice show a rise of 6 per cent in claims to Employment Tribunals in the first quarter of 2010.

28 September, 2010

Employment Law update

Issue 89 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

27 September, 2010

27 September, 2010

Employers prevent one in five workers from working from home according to TUC

Union states that workers are making journeys they don't need to and clogging transport networks, while companies are losing out on the cost and productivity benefits of home working.

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