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21 July, 2010

Employment Law update

Issue 84 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

14 July, 2010

Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) regulations 2010

New regulations ban the taking of upfront fees for work finding services for jobs within the entertainment and modelling sector.

14 July, 2010

Unemployment rate for the three months to May 2010 falls to 2.47 million

However, the number of people out of work for more than 12 months hit its highest level since 1997, says Office for National Statistics.

13 July, 2010

9 July, 2010

Equality Act 2010 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2010

New regulations issued that bring into force specified provisions of the Equality Act 2010, including provision for the Equality and Human Rights Commission to issue Codes of Practice in connection with any matter addressed in the Act.

9 July, 2010

Office for Budget Responsibility ‘revised unemployment downwards just before Budget’

Questions raised about independence as total unemployment reduced by 175,000 after assumptions made about pensions and pay.

8 July, 2010

Employment Law update

Issue 83 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

6 July, 2010

5 July, 2010

Government confirms first wave of implementation of the Equality Act to go ahead in October 2010

Regulations to be published this week will pave the way for landmark provisions to protect disabled people from discrimination and tackle the gender pay gap.

5 July, 2010

Minimum Wage (Amendment) Bill 2010-11

Proposed legislation that would enable the national minimum wage to be varied to reflect local labour market conditions.

5 July, 2010

Employment Opportunities Bill 2010-11

Proposed legislation to introduce more freedom, flexibility and opportunity for those seeking employment in the public and private sectors; and for connected purposes.

1 July, 2010

1 July, 2010

29 June, 2010

28 June, 2010

Government considering ‘incentives’ to help unemployed council tenants to move

Millions currently trapped in ghettos of poverty says Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

25 June, 2010

24 June, 2010

Employment Law update

Issue 82 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

23 June, 2010

Government departments to immediately review employment laws for which they are responsible

Announcement in yesterday's emergency Budget (paragraph 1.65) will ensure 'maximum flexibility, protect fairness and promote competitiveness'.

22 June, 2010