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What can Employers expect from Government’s recent Announcement for Proposals for Employees to have a Right to Request Flexible Working Arrangements (3 December 2012)

In November 2012, the Government issued its Response to its own Modern Workplaces Consultation, to extend the right to all employees (with a qualifying period of 26 weeks of employment) to apply to their employers for flexible working conditions. At the present time, the right applies to an estimated 3.8 million employees, who have child-care responsibilities for children up to the age of 17 years old and who care for certain adults (both subject to a qualifying period of 26 weeks of employment).  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Employment

What is the Equality Act? (22 March 2012)

The Equality Act came into force on October 1 2010 and replaced previous legislation concerning employment and the provision of services and goods to the public. The main aims of the Equality Act are to help protect people who are routinely discriminated against, either knowingly or unknowingly, and minority groups. It was designed to help simplify the employment guidelines that had been somewhat hazy and difficult to apply consistently.  Read more...

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What are my rights if my wages have been withheld? (14 March 2012)

Occasionally, problems can arise over the payment of wages at work, and it is worth knowing that only under certain limited circumstances is your employer legally entitled to withhold your wages. This is a general overview of the law governing these matters. For particular information on your own situation, it is recommended that you consult employment solicitors such as Duncan Lewis, who will be able to offer more specialised help and advice.  Read more...

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Can I be made redundant if I am pregnant? (2 February 2012)

Whether you are pregnant or not, redundancy in itself is a potentially perfectly fair and uncontroversial reason for an employer to dismiss you for some valid reason. The burden of proof, however, is entirely on the side of the employer and they have to demonstrate watertight reasons for making the redundancy.   Read more...

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