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10 September, 2010

Fall in awareness of DDA provisions that protect against discrimination in employment & recruitment

DWP publishes new research that explores how organisations are responding to the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act

10 September, 2010

PAYE system in urgent need of reform

System is outdated, inefficient and burdensome, says Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury.

9 September, 2010

Equality Act 2010 (Obtaining Information) Order 2010

New legislation that prescribes forms which may be used by a person who thinks that they have been treated unlawfully under the 2010 Act to obtain information from the person they think is responsible for the unlawful treatment.

9 September, 2010

Equality Act 2010 (Qualifying Compromise Contract Specified Person) Order 2010

New legislation in relation to the category of person capable of acting as an independent adviser whose advice is necessary to establish a 'qualifying compromise contract' under Part 10 of the 2010 Act.

8 September, 2010

More than 800,000 households workless due to health-related reasons

Housing tenure also a key factor according to the Office for National Statistics.

7 September, 2010

20,000 people killed by work every year

TUC reports that fall in inspections and enforcement will lead to an increase in accidents, injuries and deaths, and have a huge impact on workplace diseases.

3 September, 2010

Employment Tribunal and EAT statistics 2009-2010

Ministry of Justice report reveals overall increase in accepted claims and increase in number of disposals.

1 September, 2010

Employment Law update

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

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.

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.

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