Wednesday, January 25, 2006

UK - Employment law updates

January 23 2006 Enews

* Mutuality of Obligation
* Data Protection Act 1998 and Employee References
* Work and Families Bill - Update
* Top 10 Employment Law Issues of 2005

Monday, January 23, 2006

USA - Workplace aggression

Forty-seven million Americans are victims of workplace aggression

Almost half of U.S. employees have been subjected to aggression in the workplace, with customers, clients and patients being the main source of attacks

Thursday, January 12, 2006

UK - Employment law updates

January 9 2006 Enews

* Letter of resignation amounts to a formal grievance
* Defending Equal Pay claims - Good news for employers
* UK criticised for discriminatory treatment of transsexuals
* Forthcoming seminars

Australia - Employment situation

Unemployment stays at 5.1%

Seasonally adjusted, the number of people in employment rose by 2,100 to 10,033,000 in December.

Friday, January 06, 2006

USA - Employment situation

Unemployment rate little changed at 4.9%.

Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that payroll employment increased by 108,000 but unemployment rate little changed at 4.9 percent.

Canada - Employment situation

Unemployment edges up

Statistics Canada reports that the unemployment rate edged up by 0.1% to 6.5% in December as more people joined the job market.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Canada (Manitoba) - Employment law

Amendments to Workers Compensation Act come into effect in Manitoba

Amendments intended to improve benefits, increase prevention, and strengthen accountability and governance measures came into effect January 1 2006.

UK - Unpaid overtime

TUC says 5,000,000 work a day a week unpaid

More accurately, 4,759,000 employees worked an average of 7 hours 24 minutes a week in unpaid overtime in 2005, according to a TUC analysis of the official Labour Force Survey figures.