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1 September, 2010

Employment Law update

Issue 87 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

1 September, 2010

31 August, 2010

Equality Act 2010 (Disability) Regulations 2010

New regulations that support the definition of disability in the Act by helping to define who is, and who is not, a disabled person, and supplement provisions in the Act that require reasonable adjustments to be made for disabled people.

27 August, 2010

Fairness must be at the heart of budget decisions, says Equalities and Human Rights Commission

Government must consider the effect of budget cuts on vulnerable groups and decisions should be evidence-based, fair and transparent.

26 August, 2010

Equality Act 2010 and the Public sector Equality Duty

Government Equalities Office launches consultation to seek views on proposals for draft regulations for the specific duties and the list of public bodies that will be subject to the duties.

26 August, 2010

Training and progression in the labour market

New DWP research explores relationship between skills/training and retention and advancement in employment.

25 August, 2010

Call for government to move faster on plans for flexible working

Research by Gingerbread reveals 'family friendly' jobs are rare and 83 percent of jobs advertised are not flexible.

25 August, 2010

Debt, employment disputes and housing problems spiral if left unaddressed

Citizens Advice urges government to raise service standards, and avoid hitting vulnerable hardest through rash spending cuts.

24 August, 2010

20 August, 2010

Government says it is taking action to address disadvantages faced by women in workplace

Home Office sets out measures to move pay towards equality in response to Chartered Management Institute report.

19 August, 2010

Equal pay for women not likely for another 57 years

New report published by the Chartered Management Institute highlights that gender wage differential is still wide, 40 years after the Equal Pay Act.

19 August, 2010

Employment Law update

Issue 86 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

18 August, 2010

11 August, 2010

Workers could lose right for time to train

Power introduced just four months ago could be cut as part of government review aiming to reduce the burden on businesses

11 August, 2010

Number of people in employment rises over last quarter

However, increase largely driven by a rise in employment of non UK nationals, reports DWP

11 August, 2010

Older workers ‘trapped’ in long-term unemployment

Number of unemployed workers aged 50 plus has hit a ten-year high after increasing by over 50 per cent in last year, says Age UK.

10 August, 2010

9 August, 2010

Equality Act 2010 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2010

New statutory instrument that provides for the coming into force of specified provisions of the 2010 Act, including in relation to the definition of 'disability'; the duty to make 'reasonable adjustments'; and exceptions to the equality of terms provisions.

6 August, 2010

Government urged to consider banning strikes in essential public services

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development says ministers should consider tightening laws on strike ballots and consider high stake options if confronted with strikes in key industries.