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Repeal of Retirement Age Regulations (anomaly corrected)

Employment Equality (Repeal of Retirement Age) Regulations The long awaited draft Regulations dealing with the removal of the Default Retirement Age with effect from 1 October 2011 have finally been released by the Government.  In brief, the Regulations deal with …

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Immigration Cap for those coming into UK

The government has released a statement of intent in relation to proposed changes to the immigration process.  Under these changes, workers earning £150,000 or more will be excluded from the immigration cap, as will those coming to the UK via …

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CONTROVERSIAL EU PROPOSALS TO INCREASE MINIMUM MATERNITY LEAVE AND PAY

The European Parliament have agreed proposals to extend the minimum period of maternity leave across the EU to 20 weeks on full pay. Although the current UK regime provides for a minimum of 52 weeks leave, pay is capped at …

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DISCRIMINATION AND EQUAL PAY QUESTIONNAIRES PUBLISHED

The final versions of the discrimination and equal pay questionnaires have been published. Their purpose is to assist individuals to obtain information regarding discrimination and other prohibited conduct under the new Equality Act 2010. The Government Equalities Office has also …

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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 …

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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 …

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