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Top Employers for Working Families

Sunday, 05 September 2010
5 member organisations of Employers for Carers are among the finalists for the 2010 Top Employers for Working Families Awards. Organised by work-life balance charity Working Families and validated by the Institute for Employment Studies, the awards recognise organisations which implement the best family-friendly policies. BT, Centrica, HM Revenue and Customs, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP are among the forty-four UK organisations shortlisted across 9 categories…

Equality Act Provisions

Thursday, 02 September 2010
Provisions coming into force on 1 October 2010 include a new protection for carers. Provisions coming into force in October include: The basic framework of protection against direct and indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation in services and public functions; premises; work; education; associations, and transport. evelling up protection for people discriminated against because they are perceived to have, or are associated with someone who has,…

Equality Act Guidance

Thursday, 29 July 2010
Non Statutory Guidance for employers has been published today (30 July 2010) by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. The Guidance can be accessed via the Commission’s website or by clicking on the link here: Equality Act 2010: What do I need to know? Summary guides to key changes in the law Implementation of the majority of the provisions of the Equality Act will…

Default Retirement Age

Wednesday, 28 July 2010
The Government has announced that the Default Retirement Age will be scrapped from October 2011 New proposals set out for consultation yesterday (29 July 2010) by the Department of Work and Pensions and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills mark the end of forced retirement. Employers will no longer be able to dismiss workers simply because they reach the age of 65, unless they can…
Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, announced today (21 July 2010) a Commission on the Funding of Social Care. The Commission Chair is Andrew Dilnot and with members Lord Warner and Dame Jo Williams.  It is due to report in one year.  The terms of reference can be found at: