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The Government has done much to improve the regulation of relations between employers and employees and has introduced important new protections for vulnerable employees. Analysis by Sarah Veale, Head of Equality and Employment Rights Department, Trades Union Congress.

Professor William Scott-Jackson, Director, Centre for Applied HR Research, Oxford Brookes University Business School argues that effective talent management requires a clear understanding of the organisation’s strategic priorities

New legislation which will give courts greater sentencing powers over those who disobey health and safety regulations has been welcomed. Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) ministers have praised the move which comes under the new Health and Safety Offences Act 2008. The legislation allows the lower courts to give out higher penalties to those…

As people are living longer employers are facing greater pressures in terms of pensions and healthcare provision, a new report has revealed. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), such pressures are likely to increase further in the future as life expectancies continue to rise. It points out that employers around the globe will be…

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has insisted that advice issued by an advocate general from the European court of justice on the issue of forced retirement is "disappointing" for employees. Campaigners from an arm of the charity Age Concern had launched a legal battle to scrap compulsory retirement at the age of 65, insisting it…

An advocate general at the European court of justice has ruled against a challenge to the UK’s compulsory retirement age. Equality campaigners from Heyday – part of the charity Age Concern – had argued that forcing workers to retire at the age of 65 amounted to age discrimination and launched a legal battle to have…

A legal test case concerning the right of employers to force their workers to retire at the age of 65 is currently underway in the European Court of Justice. The case is centred on the issue of whether the government has properly implemented a European Union directive which allows organisations to make people retire at…

Small companies in the UK may be missing out on additional government funding, according to one organisation. Commenting on the £1 billion that has been awarded to local authorities as a reward for fostering business growth, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) raised concerns that too much of the money is going to larger organisations.…

Proposals to create a database of employees that have been dismissed over alleged misconduct are "likely to be illegal", according to one organisation. Human rights group Privacy International stated that such a phenomenon would come close to libel if it resulted in job candidates failing to secure a position. A spokesperson for the watchdog called…

Health and safety professionals have renewed their calls for the regulation of their profession. During an appearance by senior members of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) in front of the Department for Work and Pensions select committee, it was argued that problems in public perceptions have arisen in the sector because anyone…