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3 December, 2010

HMRC launches Pay As You Earn ‘real time’ information consultation

Proposal for employers to send information about deductions from employees’ pay when the employee is paid, rather than at the end of the year.

2 December, 2010

Employers asked to help tackle gender pay gap by publishing equality data about workforce

Government says it will also enact the Equality Act’s rules on positive action in relation to recruitment and promotion.

30 November, 2010

Ministry of Justice eager to hear views of those who use HMCS and the Tribunals Service

Consultation on proposal to create a unified Courts and Tribunal Service.

23 November, 2010

Employment Law update

Issue 92 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

18 November, 2010

Government scraps legal requirement to reduce inequality

Duty would have required all public bodies to assess whether they were addressing inequalities caused by class factors, encouraging them to improve outcomes in more deprived areas.

17 November, 2010

Trapped in a ‘low-pay, no-pay’ cycle of work

New Joseph Rowntree Foundation research shows unemployed people have a strong work ethic, actively look for work, and are prepared to take poor quality jobs.

16 November, 2010

Employment Retention Bill 2010-11

Proposed legislation to make provision for a statutory right to an employment retention assessment to determine entitlement to a period of rehabilitation leave for newly disabled people and people whose existing impairments change; and for connected purposes.

15 November, 2010

Government launches consultation on reform of legal aid system in England & Wales

Proposals including taking employment and certain debt and housing matters 'out of scope'.

12 November, 2010

Employment Law update

Issue 91 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

2 November, 2010

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) Order 2010

New statutory rule to ensure that employers are not open to claims for pregnancy and maternity discrimination in circumstances where they have properly complied with their statutory or contractual obligations governing maternity related pay.

1 November, 2010

Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland)

New regulations in Northern Ireland that ban the taking of upfront fees for work finding services for jobs within the entertainment and modelling sector.

29 October, 2010

Government ‘disappointed’ with outcome of vote in European Parliament on increasing maternity pay

Proposals would be socially regressive since high earners would gain greatest benefits, says Business Minister.

29 October, 2010

Call for minimum wage of £6.14

TUC calls for the Low Pay Commission to recommend raising the adult national minimum wage next year.

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.