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13 April, 2011

13 April, 2011

13 April, 2011

12 April, 2011

Government announces £450m investment for regional jobs and growth

Regional Growth Fund is expected to create and safeguard over 27,000 jobs in communities worst hit by the economic downturn.

12 April, 2011

8 April, 2011

Minimum wage increase provides a welcome pay boost for around 840,000 low-paid workers in the UK

TUC welcomes government plans to increase the National Minimum Wage from October.

7 April, 2011

National minimum wage to rise 2.5% to £6.08

Government accepts the Low Pay Commission’s recommendations for this year’s National Minimum Wage rates which come into effect on 1 October 2011.

6 April, 2011

4 April, 2011

1 April, 2011

Flexible Working (Eligibility, Complaints and Remedies) (Amendment) (Revocation) Regulations 2011

New regulations that revoke rules that were due to come into force on 6 April 2011 that would have extended the right to flexible working to parents of 17 year old children

1 April, 2011

Sex Discrimination Order 1976 (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

New regulations that give full effect in Northern Ireland to Articles 2(1)(b) (indirect discrimination) and 17(1) (defence of rights) of Council Directive 2006/54/EC, for example to make clear that provisions cover both persons who are put at a disadvantage by a discriminatory provision and those who would be put at such a disadvantage.

1 April, 2011

Employment Equality (Repeal of Retirement Age Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

New regulations in Northern Ireland that revoke and amend existing provisions that except certain dismissals made on the basis of retirement from constituting direct age discrimination and unfair dismissal.

31 March, 2011

Employment Law Update

Issue 99 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

30 March, 2011

28 March, 2011

25 March, 2011

Amendment to Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 commencement provisions

New regulations that amend the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 by revoking the commencement of section 40 and Schedule 1 in relation to small employers and their employees.

25 March, 2011

Equality Act 2010 Code of Practice Regulations

New regulations that bring into force the Equality Act 2010 codes of practice for services, public functions and associations, employment, and equal pay.

25 March, 2011

Equality Act 2010 (Specification of Public Authorities) (Scotland) Order 2011

New regulations that amend the list of public authorities in Part 3 of Schedule 19 to the Equality Act 2010 which are subject to the public sector equality duty in section 149 of the Act.

24 March, 2011

Government to invite Low Pay Commission to consider two-year NMW recommendations

Giving businesses clarity on future levels of the National Minimum Wage would reduce risks for employers, enabling them to take on staff with greater confidence, according to new 'Plan for Growth'.