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    The Government has announced that it intends to start work on extending the right to flexible working to all employees this year. The proposal was a Liberal Party Manifesto commitment and was included in the Coalition Agreement publiushed on 20 May this year. The Government will be consulting with business with a view to bringing[…]

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    The Government has announced that it intends to enter into consultation to introduce a limit on the number of migrants from outside the Europe Union who can work in the United Kingdom. An interim limit will be introduced to avoid a rush of applications before the limit is set, and to ensure that the number[…]

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    The Chancellor has announced the details of the coalition Government’s ‘emergency’ Budget to deal with the  £149 billion budget deficit crisis. The following measures will be relevant to employment: a review on when the retirement age will rise to 66 a consultation on whether to phase out the Default Retirement Age from 2011 the majority of benefits –[…]

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    Both the TUC and ACAS suggest that during the world cup employers try to be as flexible as possible in accommodating those who may wish to watch the world cup matches, be they supporters of the England team or indeed any other national team. This makes sense particularly in a year in which morale in many workforces across[…]

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    The Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition has published its full ‘Programme for Government’. The plans in relation to employment and discrimination law include proposals to phase out the default retirement age and extend the right to request flexible working to all employees. The Coalition Government also states that it will: end the ‘gold-plating’ of EU rules introduce[…]

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    On 8 April 2010 the Equality Bill received Royal Assent and became the Equality Act 2010. The Act consolidates all existing discrimination legislation and brings them all under one single Act. The main provisions of the Act will come into force in October 2010 with the public sector equality duty and dual discrimination provisions being[…]

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    A raft of new employment laws come into force today. Among the changes are a new system of fit notes, which replace sick notes; additional paternity leave and pay; a power for employment tribunals to refer whistleblowing complaints to regulators; and new rules governing ‘no win, no fee’ agreements. The changes include: Additional Paternity Leave[…]

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