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Employment Law News Updates

Here we publish information on the latest employment law news stories

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The Queen’s Speech on 27 May 2015 covered a wide range of plans which will affect employment law - this article explains more, from the Trades Union Bill to the Extremism Bill and the many bills in-between.

As the dust settles on the election, we take a look at the employment law provisions contained in the Deregulation Act 2015 which obtained Royal Assent just before the 2010-2015 Parliament was prorogued.  The Act makes changes to health and safety law as it affects the self-employed; to limit the powers of employment tribunals to make recommendations; and to introduce the concept of an ‘approved English apprenticeship’

Excellent summary of The Conservatives' plans by emplaw online contributor Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co in our Contributor News section. Please click here

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (SBEEA) received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015 but the large majority of its employment provisions contained in Part 11 of the Act, have not yet come into force and commencement orders are awaited. This article sets out what is in force and what to be prepared for.

The recent edition of emplaw monthly includes latest cases including the ECJ ruling on 'establishment' and employment law news including technical guidance on adoption leave and pay,

Check out too our Definitions cards includinglcuding a full analysis (for annual subscribers) on the meaning of  'establishment'.

The recent publication of the political parties’ election manifestos  gives us a glimpse of how the workplace may change under each party. This article summarises the key commitments and links to other useful articles on and to the manifestos themselves.

The latest edition of emplaw monthly has a full summary of the changes coming up in April including the new right to attend adoption appointments and all the new statutory rates.

It would seem so for businesses with 250 or more employees. The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act received Royal Assent on 26th March 2015 and this requires the government to make regulations concerning mandatory gender pay reporting under section 78 of the Equality Act 2010 

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