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24 March, 2011

Employment and tax rights and responsibilities of those using and receiving Direct Payments

In new 'Plan for Growth', government says that it will 'strip out' regulations that were never meant for the social care market.

24 March, 2011

Government to remove Equality Act duty on employers to prevent harassment of staff by 3rd parties

Requirement is 'unworkable', government says as it sets out radical reforms in areas that act as barriers to enterprise.

24 March, 2011

Government scraps plans to extend the right to request time to train to smaller employers

Published alongside Budget 2011, the government's 'Plan for Growth' sets out a series of measures designed to minimise the regulatory burden on businesses.

24 March, 2011

Budget undermines Equality Act by delaying dual discrimination clauses

Government showing questionable support for disabled people in employment and in everyday life, says Scope in response to Budget announcement.

24 March, 2011

Employment Act (Northern-Ireland) 2011

New legislation that makes provision about the procedures for the resolution of employment disputes and the procedures of industrial tribunals and the Fair Employment Tribunal; makes provision in relation to time off for study or training; and for connected purposes.

23 March, 2011

Equality Act’s dual discrimination rules will not now be brought forward

Budget 2011 drops plans for 'costly' protection for those treated less favourably because of a combination of two protected characteristics.

23 March, 2011

Government announces an additional 80,000 work experience places for young people

Budget 2011 (at paragraphs 1.114 - 1.117) also confirms up to 50,000 additional apprenticeship places over the next four years

22 March, 2011

Government confirms end to flexible working regulations for parents with children aged 17

Written Parliamentary Statement made by Minister for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs.

21 March, 2011

Support offered by welfare-to-work providers should be more innovative

New Institute for Public Policy Research report that considers job sustainability and advancement in London and the UK.

21 March, 2011

Disappointing that parental rights are downgraded during difficult economic times

Working Families responds to government plans to scrap flexible working regulations.

21 March, 2011

18 March, 2011

Flexible working regulations for parents with children under 17 to be scrapped

Government also plans to exempt firms with fewer than 10 employees from all new 'red tape' for three years.

17 March, 2011

Employment Law Update

Issue 98 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

16 March, 2011

UK unemployment rate highest since 1994

New figures from the Office for National Statistics also show that the total number of unemployed people increased by 27,000 over the quarter to reach 2.53m.

16 March, 2011

Fuller v London Borough of Brent

[2011] EWCA Civ 267

14 March, 2011

11 March, 2011

End of the Worker Registration Scheme

New regulations, the Accession (Immigration and Worker Registration) (Revocation, Savings and Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2011, in force from 1 May 2011.

11 March, 2011

Nunn v Royal Mail Group Ltd

[2011] EWCA Civ 244

11 March, 2011