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14 December, 2011

Employment tribunal fees to benefit business and taxpayers

Consultation launched by Ministry of Justice proposes that those who use the system make a financial contribution, and access to justice for those on low incomes will be protected.

14 December, 2011

Number of unemployed people highest since 1994

Office for National Statistics figures show that UK unemployment has risen to 2.64m, up 128,000 in the three months to October.

14 December, 2011

Employment Law Update

Issue 116 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

13 December, 2011

Jobless cleaners, caterers and machine operators most at risk of long-term unemployment

TUC analysis shows that a growing proportion of unemployed people are staying on jobseeker's allowance for over six months, and this is affecting low-paid workers more than others.

12 December, 2011

Labour Relations Agency Order in Northern Ireland

New Statutory Rule that ensures that grievances brought under regulation 51 of Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2007 are subject to grievance provisions set out in Article 90AA of Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1992.

12 December, 2011

9 December, 2011

Country Style Foods Ltd v Bouzir

[2011] EWCA Civ 1519

9 December, 2011

Ministry of Defence v Cartner

[2011] EWCA Civ 1516

7 December, 2011

6 December, 2011

Just under 1 in every 2 disabled people in employment

New Office for National Statistics report shows that people with disabilities are less likely to be in employment than those without, and likelihood varies significantly depending on type of disability.

5 December, 2011

New guide to enforcement agencies to stop abuse of rights at work

TUC publishes guide to raise awareness of basic rights at work amidst concerns that thousands of workers across UK are being exploited by employers.

5 December, 2011

2 December, 2011

30 November, 2011

Reaction to ‘Autumn Statement 2011’

Leading organisations issue responses to publication of government's Autumn Statement.

29 November, 2011

29 November, 2011

Employment won’t return to pre-recession levels until after 2020 in North East and West Midlands

IPPR publishes report which shows that the North-South divide in employment is set to widen, with North of England and West Midlands trailing behind as London and South East recovers fastest.

29 November, 2011

Autumn Statement 2011

Government publishes Autumn Statement with measures including raising right to buy discounts for social tenants, and launching consultation on the effectiveness of TUPE regulations protecting employees’ rights.

29 November, 2011

Employment Law Update

Issue 115 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.