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Unpaid work schemes: slave labour or step on the ladder?

Against the back drop of a market flooded with unemployed graduates, in an attempt to get the recipients of benefits back to work, the government proposed that graduates and the long-term unemployed do unpaid work schemes. The aim is to … Continue reading

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TUPE: Location location location…

The case of Abellio London Ltd v Musse & Ors has added force to previous case law in stating that in a transfer involving TUPE, an incoming employer planning to move inherited employees to another location risks such a move … Continue reading

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Change to Collective Redundancy in the offing

The Government has launched a consultation to consider changes to the rules on collective redundancies. The proposals include: • a new non statutory code of practice • a reduction in the length of the consultation period for collective redundancies from … Continue reading

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Obligatory Equal Pay Audits proposed for employers who lose equal pay claims

Employers who lose sex discrimination cases will be required to carry out equal pay audits across their workforce and may also be ordered by tribunals to publish a comparison of men and women’s earnings across their entire business. These proposals … Continue reading

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Doctor’s strike: A bitter pill to swallow

In a decision very unpopular with the public and the media, the BMA has confirmed that for the first time in almost 40 years Doctors will take industrial action over the implementation of major changes to the NHS pension scheme. … Continue reading

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Mr Gove’s wish: deregulation

Michael Gove yesterday submitted a 71 page proposal to the Teachers’ Pay Review Body in which he states that he wants to introduce radical pay reform to teachers’ pay by scrapping national salary scales. This would enable head teachers and governors to negotiate and set teachers’ salaries within … Continue reading

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Local Government Pension Scheme: New draft legislation proposes mandatory bond requirement for admission agreements

In December 2011 the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) issued a consultation letter to all administering authorities in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) inviting comments on the draft provisions of its proposed new legislation: the Local Government … Continue reading

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