Category Archives: Upcoming Legislation

Parents should be stopped from requesting additional work leave until 2017 according to leaked Beecroft report

According to a leaked report from Downing Street, parents should not be able to request additional leave from work until at least 2017 due to cost and potential operational problems. The report also urges a relaxation of British laws to … Continue reading

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Ten key questions on the Agency Workers Regulations

Regulations due to come into force in October give agency workers rights that are similar to permanent employees. John Charlton summarises the main areas to consider.  Many directors probably think that there are already more workers’ rights than you can … Continue reading

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April 2011 employment law changes: eight things employers need to know

Not exactly sure which legislation is being introduced this week? Personnel Today provides guidance for employers on the changes to employment law in force from April 2011. Legal changes include: the beginning of the transitional period for the abolition of … Continue reading

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Bribery Act may exempt UK-listed foreign companies

Leaked guidance leads to claims of unfair advantage claims. Foreign companies listed in London could be exempt from prosecution under the new Bribery Act, according to reports. Draft guidance leaked to national newspapers is said to show that the Ministry … Continue reading

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Government to amend draft Regulations for removal of default retirement age

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has confirmed that it is amending details on age limits in the draft Regulations for the removal of the default retirement age (DRA). BIS has confirmed that a section of the legislation … Continue reading

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Government publishes revised disability guidance

The Government has published draft guidance on matters to be taken into account when determining questions relating to the definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010. Existing guidance was produced under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the updated … Continue reading

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Experts criticise continued confusion around default retirement age regulations

Employment law experts have condemned the Government’s handling of the abolition of the default retirement age (DRA) amid claims that the forthcoming Regulations, which become law in just six weeks, are confusing for employers and could leave them open to … Continue reading

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Employment law changes ‘will cost business £23 billion’ according to British Chambers of Commerce

Employers will face a bill of £23.87 billion because of a raft of employment law changes coming into force over the next four years, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has claimed. According to the BCC, some of the most … Continue reading

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Proposed reforms to ETs, what are they and will they work?

The government published its consultation on employment tribunal reform on 27 January. One of its main aims is to reverse a rise in tribunal claims, which were up by 56 per cent to 236,100 last year. Unfair dismissal The proposals include … Continue reading

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Are SMEs the hidden losers in Spending Review

As the owner of an SME I am naturally interested in how to ensure that these organisations develop and grow which is why I specialise in working with them.  It is commonly accepted that it is SMEs that will drive … Continue reading

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