Regulations

A ruling by the Court of Appeal has opened the door to taking the length of time an employee has been working for a firm into account when making decisions about redundancies.

Problems with late payments and unilateral changes to payment terms and conditions have been described by a business group as one of the main barriers to a return to economic growth.

The national minimum wage for adults is to rise to £5.80 an hour as from October.

Reforms to the pension system, planned for 2012, run the risk of adversely affecting the flexibility of the UK’s labour market, it has been argued.

Regulations that will see agency workers given the same rights on pay and conditions as permanent staff have gone out to consultation.

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