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22 March, 2011

Government confirms end to flexible working regulations for parents with children aged 17

Written Parliamentary Statement made by Minister for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs.

21 March, 2011

Support offered by welfare-to-work providers should be more innovative

New Institute for Public Policy Research report that considers job sustainability and advancement in London and the UK.

21 March, 2011

Disappointing that parental rights are downgraded during difficult economic times

Working Families responds to government plans to scrap flexible working regulations.

18 March, 2011

Flexible working regulations for parents with children under 17 to be scrapped

Government also plans to exempt firms with fewer than 10 employees from all new 'red tape' for three years.

17 March, 2011

Employment Law Update

Issue 98 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

16 March, 2011

UK unemployment rate highest since 1994

New figures from the Office for National Statistics also show that the total number of unemployed people increased by 27,000 over the quarter to reach 2.53m.

11 March, 2011

End of the Worker Registration Scheme

New regulations, the Accession (Immigration and Worker Registration) (Revocation, Savings and Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2011, in force from 1 May 2011.

10 March, 2011

Worker Registration Scheme to close on 30 April 2011

Government confirms that A8 nationals will no longer be subject to a requirement to register their employment as a condition of working legally in the UK

1 March, 2011

Employment Law Update

Issue 97 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

25 February, 2011

Increase of almost 10 per cent in number of potential employment appeals lodged

Statistics included in Annual Report released by the Senior President of Tribunals.

24 February, 2011

Government review calls for 25 per cent female board representation by 2015

Review also recommends that companies should periodically advertise non-executive board positions to encourage greater diversity in applications.

22 February, 2011

Scottish government announces £10m funding to help people into work

Money will be used to encourage companies to take staff on and provide assistance with hiring new employees.

17 February, 2011

Ministers call for end to long-term sickness absence

Independent review launched which will explore how the current system could be changed to help people stay in work and minimise burdens on businesses.

17 February, 2011

‘Time to Train’ will not be extended this April to employees of small and medium-sized businesses

Ministers take more time to examine the potential impact of the regulations on smaller firms.

15 February, 2011

Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011

New regulations that, from 13 February 2011, increase the limits applying to certain awards of industrial tribunals, and other amounts payable under specified employment legislation.

2 February, 2011

Employment Law Update

Issue 96 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

1 February, 2011

Government guilty of misinterpreting employment tribunals figures to strengthen case for change

Legal Action Group responds to announcement of consultation on changes in employment law to reduce the number of cases being brought.

28 January, 2011

Discrimination ruling against voluntary workers ‘unfair’

Equality and Human Rights Commission response to Court of Appeal decision in X v Mid Sussex Citizens Advice Bureau & Ors.

27 January, 2011

Carers and Employment Bill 2010-11

New Bill presented to parliament which provides for carers rights to flexible working.