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22 October, 2010

Those who move to look for work ‘likely’ to be declared intentionally homeless

Homelessness legislation not intended to facilitate mobility among tenants, Housing Minister says in response to Parliamentary written question.

22 October, 2010

Government decides against amendment of Agency Worker Regulations

Outcome is clearly disappointing, Business Minister says in written statement to Parliament.

21 October, 2010

Euro MPs back law to extend maternity leave to 20 weeks on full pay

MEPs argue that a better work-life balance for women would encourage more to stay in work, BBC reports.

13 October, 2010

Employment Law update

Issue 90 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

11 October, 2010

UK has highest incidence of workless households of major EU economies

New report by The Centre for Policy Studies highlights that drop of 10% in the number of workless households would add around 1% to GDP.

11 October, 2010

Risk of society being divided by inequality

Report by Equality and Human Rights Commission reveals progress in closing the gender pay gap is 'grinding to a halt' as women earn on average 16% less than men, rising to 27% for women aged 40.

5 October, 2010

Call for changes in the law to raise threshold for industrial action

CBI publishes a new package of measures which also aim to ensure disruption is minimised if strikes do occur.

1 October, 2010

Implementation of the Equality Act 2010

Provisions that take effect from today bring together existing equality law into one place and extend protection to some groups so that they are treated more fairly.

1 October, 2010

Minimum wage increases to £5.92 an hour

New rate introduced today, with people aged 21 benefiting for the first time.

30 September, 2010

Right to request flexible working to be extended to parents of children under 18

Employment Minister also announces plans to consult on extending the right to request flexible working to all employees, and the design of a new system of flexible parental leave.

30 September, 2010

Official statistics show continuing improvement by the Tribunals Service

However, new figures from the Ministry of Justice show a rise of 6 per cent in claims to Employment Tribunals in the first quarter of 2010.

28 September, 2010

Employment Law update

Issue 89 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

27 September, 2010

Employers prevent one in five workers from working from home according to TUC

Union states that workers are making journeys they don't need to and clogging transport networks, while companies are losing out on the cost and productivity benefits of home working.

23 September, 2010

Recession has hit poverty and unemployment harder in Scotland than England

Scotland’s unemployment rate back to 1996 levels, reports Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

22 September, 2010

Additional paternity leave and pay in Northern Ireland

Legislation issued in relation to new rights being introduced for parents of children due or adopted on or after 3 April 2011

22 September, 2010

Equality Act 2010

New Commencement Orders issued that bring into force specified provisions of the 2010 Act

15 September, 2010

UK unemployment falls to 2.47 million

However claimant count - those out of work and receiving unemployment benefit - rose by 2,300 in August to 1.47 million.

14 September, 2010

New IPPR analysis highlights rising incidence of in-work poverty

More action needed to tackle low pay, improve job quality and help parents progress in work, says Institute for Public Policy Research.

14 September, 2010

Employment Law update

Issue 88 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.