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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Davis Blank Furniss launches major rebrand

Davis Blank Furniss Launches Major Rebrand Davis Blank Furniss – the Manchester based law firm – has this week launched its first major re-brand in over a decade. The new brand positioning and its accompanying suite of supporting collateral, which includes logo, website, press advertising as well as various marketing and communication materials, has been... Read the rest of this entry →

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Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 is finally here and came into force on 1st October 2010. It builds on existing discrimination legislation but also introduces new provisions, including: Preventing employers from asking pre-employment health questions except in specified circumstances. Pay secrecy clauses will no longer be enforceable New powers given to Employment Tribunals to make recommendations... Read the rest of this entry →

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National Minimum Wage – 1st October increases

As previously reported, from 1st October 2010, the new hourly rates are: Standard (Adult) Rate (workers aged over 21) = £5.93 Development Rate (workers between 18 and 20) = £4.92 Young Workers Rate (workers aged under 18 but above compulsory school age) = £3.64 Apprentices (under 19 or 19 and over, but in their first... Read the rest of this entry →

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Case Law

Religious Discrimination The Greater Manchester Police Authority -v- Power The EAT upheld the Tribunal’s decision that a belief in spiritualism, life after death and the ability of mediums to contact the dead was protected under the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 and therefore amounted to either a religious belief or a philosophical belief.... Read the rest of this entry →

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On the horizon

The Right to Request Flexible Working to be Extended The Government has announced its intention to extend Flexible Working to parents with children under the age of 18 from April 2011. If you require any further clarification in relation to the above developments, or if you require any other employment assistance then please do not... Read the rest of this entry →

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