May 27, 2015

Zero Hours Contracts

Industry News by Paul Dodds Law

Section 153 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 came into force on 26 May 2015. This section inserts subsections 27A and 27B into the Employment Rights Act 1996. These changes are the result of two consultations by the government in December 2013 and March 2015.

May 13, 2015

PM promises new laws on extremism and strikes

Industry News by Paul Dodds Law

The Prime Minister will today hold the first meeting of the new National Security Council and say that he is to introduce a series of measures designed to confront “poisonous Islamist extremist ideology”.

May 13, 2015

Scotland tops league for gay rights

Industry News by Paul Dodds Law

A new report indicates that Scotland is the best country in Europe for LGBTI legal equality. The 2015 Rainbow Europe Index was compiled by ILGA-Europe, and measures progress in European countries on LGBTI equality against 48 criteria.

May 12, 2015

Human Rights Act reforms likely to be “simplistic and rushed”

Industry News by Paul Dodds Law

Alan Travis of the Guardian has argued that the Conservative Party’s push to scrap the Human Rights Act within 100 days will likely mean reforms are not “comprehensive and credible” and rather “simplistic and rushed”.