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20 June, 2011

14 Member States express concern about European Parliament’s Pregnant Workers Directive

Discussions can go no further unless Ministers agree a common position on proposals for 20 weeks of maternity leave at full pay.

17 June, 2011

17 June, 2011

UK Ministers lobby Europe against ‘socially regressive’ maternity proposals

Government is concerned that measures proposed for 20 weeks of maternity leave at full pay will result in 'considerable costs' to Member States.

16 June, 2011

13 June, 2011

10 June, 2011

10 June, 2011

Ministers debate government’s comprehensive review of employment-related laws in Parliament

Edward Davey, Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills, leads debate on employment law.

9 June, 2011

Two-thirds of people unhappy with pay gap in their workplace

New report from IPPR says that 78 per cent of people would support government action to reduce gap between high and low earners.

9 June, 2011

Employment Law Update

Issue 102 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

8 June, 2011

Low Pay Commission remit published for national minimum wage 2012 report

Government has asked LPC to pay particular attention to youth employment and possibilities for simplification of current regulations.

8 June, 2011

Forced labour found in Northern Ireland

New Report published by Joseph Rowntree Foundation found evidence of poor working conditions, low pay, restricted freedom of movement, and verbal and physical abuse.

6 June, 2011

2 June, 2011

31 May, 2011

27 May, 2011

JP Morgan Europe Ltd v Chweidan

[2011] EWCA Civ 648

26 May, 2011

Rice v McEvoy

[2011] NICA 9

25 May, 2011

Fathers working flexibly are happier and more committed to work

New research published by Working Families and Lancaster University also shows that flexible working for fathers leads to better physical and psychological health.

24 May, 2011

Number of employment tribunal claims increase by more than 50 per cent

Tribunals Service annual report also shows that ‘multiple’ claims rose by nearly 90 per cent in 2009/2010.

24 May, 2011

Employment Law Update

Issue 101 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.