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News: Contract Law

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...


Employment law training: TUC calls for vigilance against racist redundancies

24 April 2009

Employment law training has been highlighted by a representative group which has emphasised the importance of ensuring companies do not take part in discriminatory practices.Brendan Barber, general secretary of...


Employment law training: Equality legislation 'must force firms to end discrimination'

24 April 2009

The introduction of equal pay legislation is necessary to force companies to end discriminatory practices, an organisation asserts, highlighting the importance of new employment law training.Carolyn Jones, dire...


Employment law training 'should examine mediation'

23 April 2009

Employment law training should highlight the new status held by mediation, a legal expert asserts.Michael Lind, solicitor and managing director of the ADR Group, tells People Management that while this is not p...


Employment law training 'must take Twitter into account'

23 April 2009

Employment law training must take into account the difficulties Twitter can present companies, an expert asserts.Julia Gorham, senior associate at Allen and Overy, tells People Management that it is vital for h...


Contract law training: Part payment 'can present legal problems'

21 April 2009

Accepting a cheque for part payment can lead to a number of issues which could require contract law training, an organisation asserts.DWF warns that some customers are able to manipulate regulations to avoid pa...


Equality law training: Council bonus scheme found to be discriminatory

16 April 2009

Equality law training has been highlighted by a judgement branding the bonus scheme of a local authority in the north-east sexist.Sunderland city council's initiative, which rewarded men working in male-dominat...


Employment law training: New legislation 'could affect businesses'

14 April 2009

Employment law training could be needed to keep human resources staff up to date on this month's new legislation, an expert states.Paul Griffin, employment law partner at Norton Rose, tells the People Bulletin ...


Employment law training: Right to request flexible working extended

06 April 2009

Parents of children up to the age of 16 are now entitled to request flexible working from their employers, which could create a need for employment law training.The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regul...


Employment law training: New disciplinary process begins April 6th

03 April 2009

New employment law training could be necessary following the implementation of a new disciplinary and grievance issue process comes into affect on April 6th.The replacement is designed to minimise the number of...


Employment law training: The Apprentice, contracts and the real world

02 April 2009

Employment law training would identify a number of problems with popular TV programme The Apprentice, a commentator asserts.People Management reports that the departure of one of the contestants before the show...


Employment law training: Working Time Directive opt-out remains in place

02 April 2009

The government has stood its ground on the EU Working Time Directive, meaning employees can continue to labour for more than 48 hours-a-week, those with contract law training may be interested to discover.Diffe...