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6 February, 2012

Business Secretary launches fifth annual Apprenticeship Week

Event is supported by employers, apprentices, media, business and sector organisations, learning providers, colleges and schools.

6 February, 2012

3 February, 2012

3 February, 2012

2 February, 2012

Tiffin v Lester Aldridge LLP

[2012] EWCA Civ 35

1 February, 2012

Apprenticeship Programme expanded by 140 per cent between 2006/2007 and 2010/2011

National Audit Office report assesses value for money of the programme and focuses primarily on adults whose numbers have been significantly expanded in recent years.

31 January, 2012

Substantial growth in apprenticeship starts and completions

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills statistics show that 457,200 apprenticeship starts were delivered in 2010/11, a 63.5 per cent increase on 2009/10 figures.

30 January, 2012

27 January, 2012

Deakin & Ors v Kuehne & Anor

[2012] EWCA Civ 22

27 January, 2012

27 January, 2012

Employment Tribunals (Increase of Maximum Deposit) Order 2012

New regulations substitute maximum sum of deposit that may be specified in regulations authorising employment tribunals to order payment of deposit if a party wishes to continue to participate in proceedings, replacing £500 with £1,000.

27 January, 2012

Employment Law Update

Issue 118 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

26 January, 2012

24 January, 2012

23 January, 2012

Mediation pilot scheme launched

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills will fund mediation training for employees from a group of 24 small and medium-sized enterprises in each of the pilot areas.

23 January, 2012

20 January, 2012

Fees to take claims to employment tribunals could have a huge impact on ensuring equality at work

TUC warns it will be harder to get proper enforcement and compliance with the law as employers will know that they face little realistic prospect of being held to account.

18 January, 2012

Unemployment rate rises to 8.4 per cent

New Office for National Statistics figures show that UK unemployment has risen to 2.68m, up 118,000 in the three months to November.

18 January, 2012

Exception to law banning age discrimination in employment in urgent need of clarification

Equality and Human Rights Commission will use cases heard in Supreme Court to seek clarity on interpretation of rule that allows employers to justify age discrimination if they can prove it is a 'proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim'.