9th September 2010

INFORMATION
UPDATE

 Issue No.  2010/22

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  NEW LEGISLATION - 1st OCTOBER 2010

1st October is one of the key dates within the field of Employment Law when employment related changes take effect.  As we rapidly approach 1st October, we provide a summary of the forthcoming changes due on that date.
 
National Minimum Wage
The National Minimum Wage changes and we shall be sending an Information Update to you shortly reminding you of the new rates.
 
Equality Act 2010
This piece of legislation brings nine separate pieces of legislation together on to one major Act of Parliament. We shall be sending an Information Update on this massive piece of legislation shortly.
 
Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2010
This is another piece of legislation that comes into force on 1st October and below is a summary (albeit a not very exciting one) of the Regulations.

In summary the Regulations:  
  • prohibit employment agencies from taking upfront fees from photographic and fashion models; 
  • extend the cooling off-period for upfront fees for certain occupations; 
  • remove a number of administrative steps that employment agencies are required to take, including:  
    • carrying out identity checks for job-seekers (other than those who will be working with vulnerable people);  
    • obtaining agreement to terms when they introduce job-seekers for permanent employment (except when they charge a fee for a work-finding service); and  
    • agreeing terms with the permanent employer.  
  • Advertisements for jobs no longer need to include a statement as to whether or not the organisation is acting as an employment agency or employment business but they must state whether a position is temporary or permanent. 
Look out for our future Information Updates this month on the New National Minimum Wage rates and also the Equality Act.  In the meantime, if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

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