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News: Contract Law

Employment law training: Firms must make bank holiday position clear

13 May 2009

Employment law training should emphasise the need to inform staff that recent changes to statutory annual leave do not necessarily mean they are entitled to have bank holidays off, an expert asserts.Yvonne Gall...


Employment law training: Firms 'must avoid redundancy minefield'

13 May 2009

Companies looking to make redundancies must be careful if they are to avoid a potential minefield of litigation, an expert asserts, highlighting the importance of employment law training.James Baker, senior sol...


Employment law training: Government raises national minimum wage

12 May 2009

Employment law training should take into account the government's announced changes to the minimum wage, which will take effect from October 1st.Workers aged 22 or over are now entitled to £5.80 an hour, w...


Employment law training 'must highlight whistleblower laws'

12 May 2009

Employment law training must highlight the legal protections provided for whistleblowers, an expert asserts.Francesca West, senior policy advisor for Public Concern at Work, claims that there are statutory prov...


Employment law training: Nicknames 'can present problems'

08 May 2009

Employment law training must highlight the risks that nicknames in the workplace can present businesses, an expert asserts. Michael Bell, employment partner at Halliwells, tells People Management that a number ...


Contract law: Employers unsure on long-term sick holiday pay issue

05 May 2009

Employers may need more contract law training as many are unsure of the rules on staff accruing holiday pay while on sick leave.A judgement on the issue is due in six to eight weeks, following the House of Lord...


Contract law: 'More training needed' on discriminatory job adverts

05 May 2009

More training is needed in the civil service to avoid discriminatory job adverts being published, experts say.Experts in the human resources (HR) world have responded to a recent report from the Working Familie...


Employment law training: CIPD welcomes opt-out retention

01 May 2009

A leading organisation has welcomed the government's successful retention of its opt-out for the Working Time Directive, which could interest those with employment law training. Mike Emmott, employee relations ...


Employment law training needed in many firms

28 April 2009

Employment law creates a significant problem for almost half of UK's smallest firms, according to a new survey, suggesting many may need more training on the issue.Figures gained in a British Chambers of Commer...


Equality training: Staff need educating on discrimination

27 April 2009

Almost two-thirds of firms have not reviewed the gender pay gaps in their company and staff may need training on discrimination, a new report finds.A survey from law firm DLA Piper discovered that the suggested...