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Employment news

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

TUC says CBI proposals are ‘charter for exploitation at work’

Recommendations on restriction of right to strike and reduction in redundancy notice add up to a 'demolition job' on worker's rights says the union.

21 June, 2010

CBI proposes measures to ‘sustain businesses and jobs during the recovery’

New report recommends more flexible working, changes to industrial relations legislation and sustainable employment test.

21 June, 2010

Government accepts Low Pay Commission’s recommendations on increases in minimum wage

Three rates of minimum wage to increase from October 2010, and new apprentice rate to be introduced.

21 June, 2010

Working Families calls on all employers to ‘top up’ paternity pay

Campaign gets backing from 'forward-thinking' employers.

9 June, 2010

Government spending cuts will push UK unemployment to almost 3m

Deficit reduction would also stall recovery in the jobs market, says Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

8 June, 2010

Employment Law update

Issue 81 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

28 May, 2010

Government urged to clarify the law on drug-testing at work

TUC highlights confusion around the legality of random or routine testing in jobs that are not safety critical.

26 May, 2010

Employment Law update

Issue 80 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

26 May, 2010

Cautious welcome for government’s commitment to close gender pay gap

Forty years on from the Equal Pay Act, a new approach is desperately needed, says TUC.

25 May, 2010

Right to request flexible working to be extended to all employees

New bill introduced in today's Queen's Speech.

20 May, 2010

Local Government Association responds to ‘Big Society’ programme

A radical devolution of power to local authorities will help make vital services even more responsive to people’s needs, says Chairman.

20 May, 2010

Coalition publishes its ‘programme for government’

Historic document sets out the government's policies on key areas and highlights the urgency of reforming the social care system.

19 May, 2010

Government announces how it intends to ‘Build the Big Society’

Coalition publishes new policy designed to 'put more power into people's hands'.

17 May, 2010

Citizens Advice annual advice statistics 2009/2010

New figures highlight increase of 7.1 million enquiries in the last financial year.