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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Landmark Equal Pay Ruling

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled that 174 former employees of Birmingham Council may continue their claims for equal pay in the High Court. Claims for equal pay are usually brought in Employment Tribunals, where claims must be lodged within … Continue reading

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Parents to share maternity leave under the new proposals announced by the Government.

New fathers will be able to share maternity leave and pay with mothers under controversial plans to be announced later this month by David Cameron and Nick Clegg. Under the plans, fathers will be able to take time off work … Continue reading

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New Employment Contracts announced by the Government

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced plans for a new kind of employment contract called an employee-owner. Under this type of contract, owner-employees would give up their rights around unfair dismissal, redundancy, the right to request flexible … Continue reading

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Default Retirement Age No longer Valid

Last Friday the 5th October marked the final day that the Default Retirement Age can operate as employees will no longer be able to force workers to retire following the abolition of the Default Retirement Age last year. This means … Continue reading

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Employment Law Changes in October

In October 2012 there will be a number of major changes to employment law affecting businesses. From 1st October the National Minimum Wage will increase from £6.08 to £6.19 per hour for adults. The rates for those aged 18-20 and … Continue reading

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