Monthly Archives: June 2011

A Day of Strikes

Today we could see the biggest strike by public sector workers in 100 years.   Trade union leaders failed to strike a deal with the Government over public sector pensions.  The disruption will lead to an estimated 750,000 public sector workers striking with thousands of schools, … Continue reading

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Salary Sacrifice- Will this work for you?

In financially fraught times, so-called ‘salary sacrifice’ schemes are an effective way of improving your employee’s finances without increasing your costs. Under the schemes, employees agree to forgo a proportion of salary that, in turn, is used to provide a … Continue reading

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The scrapping of the Default Retirement Age – what do you think?

The default retirement age was introduced in 2006 with the aim of protecting people from being forced out of jobs early.  However, an unintended consequence has seen many workers who want to work into their late 60s and even early … Continue reading

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The Agency Workers Regulations – Are you ready for them?

Are the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 all just hype or will they bring about big changes?  Whatever employers think of them, Personnel Today reported that in March 2011 the vast majority of employers were unprepared for the introduction of the … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Employment Law Blog

Devonshires Solicitors is a leading London based law firm, offering a diverse range of legal services to a varied client base.  The Employment Team at Devonshires is renowned for providing clear, practical and commercially savvy advice to clients within the commercial … Continue reading

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