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16 January, 2012

Deputy Prime Minister urges companies to offer shares to employees

Employee ownership will 'improve productivity, unlock growth and lead to less staff turnover, higher productivity and higher wages', reports bbc.co.uk.

16 January, 2012

13 January, 2012

30 per cent decrease in overall claims to Employment Tribunals compared to previous year

Ministry of Justice publishes Quarterly Tribunals Statistics for second quarter 2011 which also show a 16 per cent fall in disposals.

13 January, 2012

Hundreds of women have won equal pay settlement from Edinburgh Council

City of Edinburgh Council have agreed to settle all outstanding equal pay cases and withdraw an appeal lodged with the Supreme Court, reports bbc.co.uk.

11 January, 2012

Councils given go-ahead to tackle pay inequalities

Local government employees are now legally entitled to backdated pay following years of being paid less for equally valued jobs, says Communities Minister.

10 January, 2012

Employment Law Update

Issue 117 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

3 January, 2012

22 December, 2011

Brumwell v Powys County Council

[2011] EWCA Civ 1613

21 December, 2011

21 December, 2011

Nearly 300,000 people set to spend their second successive Christmas on jobseeker’ allowance

Number of claimants who have been out of work for at least a year has increased by 35,000 since last year, says TUC.

20 December, 2011

20 December, 2011

19 December, 2011

Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2011

New statutory instrument increases, in line with RPI between September 2010 and September 2011, the limits (maximum or minimum) applying to certain awards of employment tribunals, and other amounts payable under employment legislation.

19 December, 2011

16 December, 2011

Government sets out strategy for helping young people access education, training and work

New 'Building Engagement, Building Futures' paper sets out proposals to get young people 'on the path to a fulfilling life'.

15 December, 2011

15 December, 2011

Government proposals to introduce employment tribunal fees will deny poorest workers justice

TUC responds to government's announcement that it intends to charge workers a fee to take claims to employment tribunals.

15 December, 2011

Private sector not replacing lost public sector jobs

IPPR responds to unemployment statistics and urges government to extend the ‘youth contract’ to guarantee everyone out of work for more than a year a job.