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By Alain Cohen
The Forum of Private Business (FPB) has stated that small businesses require more protection from Government against employees who manipulate current employment law in order to make "vexatious claims" against them.
By Alain Cohen
The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has expanded the way in which it investigates youth unemployment figures, leading to some confusion for employers over whether it is on the rise or in decline.
By Alain Cohen
Employment specialists have predicted that a second wave of redundancies caused by the expected second recession will primarily affect older workers and pregnant women.
By Alain Cohen
Changes to employment law, such as extending paternity leave and phasing out the Default Retirement Age, are causing real concern amongst employers according to a new survey conducted by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
By Alain Cohen
The current phasing out of the Default Retirement Age (DRA) has left many employers unclear on where they stand when it comes to approaching the topic of retirement with their employees.
By Alain Cohen
The latest revised estimates for growth in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the final quarter of 2010 have revealed that economic growth in the UK is still in decline, with GDP growth now measured at -0.5%.
By Alain Cohen
New research recently published by human resources specialist XpertHR has revealed that formal succession planning is not a high priority for most employers. In fact, less than one in four companies (23.3%) have a formal process in place for developing successors for key roles.
By Alain Cohen
The Court of Appeal determined the issue of compensation under the Commercial Agents Regulations in the case of Lonsdale v Howard & Hallam.
By Alain Cohen
Draft guidelines, drawn up by the Minister of Justice and reported on by the Guardian, suggest that the Government intends to water down the Bribery Act by ensuring that foreign companies which are listed on the London stock market but have no other UK presence will not be liable for prosecution under bribery prevention legislation.
By Alain Cohen
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has made a ruling which clarifies the circumstances surrounding when a principal can deny an agent indemnity or compensation on the termination of an agency agreement.
By Alain Cohen
The Court of Appeal has ruled that a nurse who was fired for making an off-colour joke as she helped to restrain a patient who was having an epileptic fit was unfairly dismissed.
By Alain Cohen
The Guardian has recently reported that women are in the minority at board level in FTSE listed organisations, and that the Government is now calling for large corporations to make sure that 25% of their board members are female by 2015.
By Alain Cohen
The Institute of Directors (IoD) has issued a raft of recommendations to the Government which are designed to cut the amount of red tape businesses have to handle and pave the way for increased growth.
By Alain Cohen
According to figures recently released by specialist Human Resources website XpertHR, seven out of 10 employers have already provided training on the Equality Act 2010 to their Human Resources teams, and a further 21% plan to do so by the autumn of 2011.
By Alain Cohen
The recent media furore over the dismissal of football pundit Andy Gray has highlighted an important point of employment law which employers should take note of.