The CBI has welcomed the simplification of discrimination law contained in the Equality Bill but warned that it has been spoiled by "unnecessary and unhelpful requirements" on gender pay reporting. The legislation , which comes into force in October More...08 April 2010 14:18
MPs could be forced to throw out most Lords amendments to the Equality Bill today in a bid to rush through the legislation before parliament is dissolved ahead of the general election.
As prime minister Gordon Brown announced the general election w More...06 April 2010 12:42
For more detailed guidance on the April employment law changes, including a free model policy on the right to make a request in relation to study or training, become a member of Personnel Today Plus. Sign up for free. We answer employe More...31 March 2010 11:57
For a limited time only, members of Personnel Today Plus can access this fictional case study from XpertHR setting out an employer’s actions on receipt of a fit note. To browse additional samples of XpertHR compliance, good practice and benchma More...30 March 2010 14:37
For a limited time only, members of Personnel Today Plus can use this XpertHR model policy to help shape their organisation's approach. To browse additional samples of XpertHR compliance, good practice and benchmarking content, available free to Pers More...30 March 2010 11:36
New rights for employees to request flexible working hours for training come into effect from 6 April. But many employers are still unaware of the changes, says Daniel Thomas .
New rules giving employees the right to request time off work for train More...25 March 2010 15:20
British Airways has been warned that it could face legal action if it tries to remove the travel perks of cabin crew who took part in the recent strikes according to one employment law specialist. The action could be viewed as unlawful and in b More...25 March 2010 08:53
The Conservatives have called for the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 to be revoked.
Leader David Cameron and five other Tory MPs have signed an early day motion asking for the regulations - due to come into force in October 2011 - to be debated onc More...23 March 2010 14:08
The "relentless flow" of complex employment law is stifling UK competitiveness and risks future job creation, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) warned today. A new BCC report, Employment regulation: up to the job? , is published a da More...16 March 2010 09:28
Employers are exploiting thousands of young interns by getting them to work for free, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has warned. With about one-fifth of 16- to 24-year-olds unemployed, increasing numbers of graduates are taking unpaid internships or More...15 March 2010 08:21
Ladele v London Borough of Islington & Liberty
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On 21 February, the government ran an advertisement in a Sunday newspaper, encouraging employers to visit its website for free employment advice on preventing workplace harassment and violence. It seemed almost too ironic then, when Christine Pratt, chi More...25 February 2010 11:03
Firms whose staff are threatening strikes should be legally allowed to hire replacement agency workers, a centre-right think tank has said.
The comments by Progressive Vision come after the union Unite this week confirmed that BA cabin crew had vo More...25 February 2010 09:32
HR professionals should not panic about draft European legislation to extend maternity leave to 20 weeks on full pay, a leading work-life balance organisation has said. MEPs in Brussels this week voted in favour of extending maternity leave provisi More...25 February 2010 08:44
Senior managers at a Scottish quango asked staff to forge and falsify documents ahead of an external audit, an Employment Tribunal has heard.
Officials at National Services Scotland (NSS), which provides services and equipment to Scotland's health b More...23 February 2010 08:44
What do you think the biggest change to employment legislation under a Conservative government might be? More...17 February 2010 12:23
Employers are under an obligation to safeguard against discrimination in the workplace on the grounds of disability. The fact that reasonable adjustments must be made to assist disabled employees during the course of their work is well recognised, but this duty also applies to recruitment and selection. Janice Nairns outlines employers' responsibilities.
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Sahota v Home Office and Pipkin More...17 February 2010 00:56
McFarlane v Relate Avon More...17 February 2010 00:14
Gaining from training
Trade union reps involved in collective bargaining have a right to paid time off to attend appropriate union courses. Consultative bodies under the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004 (ICE) and European W More...17 February 2010 00:01