Monthly Archives: January 2011

Quotations

When ideas fail, words come in very handy.  Goethe

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Relying on “fixed grin” employee engagement during economic downturn could be fatal

Reducing emphasis on employee engagement because of the economic climate would be “fatal” for organisations, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has said. According to the author of the institute’s newly published report on sustainable organisation performance, reducing resources … Continue reading

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Tribunals reformed as Government tries to strengthen hand of employers

The Coalition has unveiled reforms to the way in which workplace disputes are resolved. The Government says that there were 236,000 tribunal claims during 2010 – an increase if 56% on 2009 – and estimates that businesses spend an average … Continue reading

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Paternity leave regulations explained

The Additional Paternity Leave Regulations apply to parents of children due, or matched for adoption, on or after 3 April 2011. From that date fathers, as well as spouses and civil partners of new mothers or adopters, will have the … Continue reading

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Small businesses warned as first corporate manslaughter trial under new law starts

As the UK’s first corporate manslaughter trial under new legislation gets underway, a law firm has said that small businesses are right to be concerned over the law. The trial against Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings over the death of 27-year-old geologist … Continue reading

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Government publishes plans for workplace dispute reform

The Government has published its plans to overhaul the way in which workplace disputes are resolved, as well as introducing an“employer’s charter” to remind businesses of their rights. Described by the Government as the latest step in its comprehensive review … Continue reading

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Quotations

Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought.  Sir William Osler (1849 – 1919)

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Quotations

What’s the point of havin’ a rapier wit if I can’t use it to stab people?  Jeph Jacques

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2011 employment law changes: six things employers need to know

1. Abolition of the default retirement age One of the biggest legal changes employers will have to contend with in 2011 is the abolition of the default retirement age (DRA). Although the DRA will not be completely abolished until 1 … Continue reading

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Employer’s Charter leaves the job undone

Today’s proposals are aimed at making it easier to sack someone without falling foul of the law and – according to many employers – are a step in the right direction. They would give companies greater freedom to get rid … Continue reading

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