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Thoughts on Retirement and David Brent (Created by Ricky Gervais)
Thoughts on Retirement and David Brent (Created by Ricky Gervais)

29 / 10 / 2009

Business Minister Pat McFadden and Minister for Pensions and the Ageing Society Angela Eagle have today issued a joint statement calling for evidence on retirement ages to be submitted by 1st February 2010. Angela Eagle MP said: "As people live and work for longer, it is sensible that we have the debate on what works for business and individuals. The...

Madonna - Raising the Profile of Employment Rights and Raising Children
Madonna - Raising the Profile of Employment Rights and Raising Children

29 / 10 / 2009

High profile adoptive parent, Madonna, dug the first part of the foundations of the school she is building in Malawi. She has taken her two adopted children on a trip back to Africa to see their friends and remaining family. One person she wants to meet up with is the father of her adopted daughter Mercy. The importance of fathers’...

Robots For Staff - Are Tesco Heading This Way?
Robots For Staff - Are Tesco Heading This Way?

26 / 10 / 2009

With all the challenging developments in employment law (that’s an understatement!) many employers have joked about wanting to take on robots. It looks as though some sectors are poised for the coming of the robot, even as I type. This week Tesco announced the opening of their first entirely self-service shop (in Northampton, quite near us). There will be five...

Employment Law Protects Extremists
Employment Law Protects Extremists

26 / 10 / 2009

The appearance of BNP leader Nick Griffin on Question Time last week has sparked a huge row about the judgment of the BBC in giving so much airtime to the leader of an extreme political party. For many of us the views expressed by that particular group, however ‘cosied up’ they are to appear more palatable, are distasteful. What happens...

Leona Lewis And Employers' Liability
Leona Lewis And Employers' Liability

22 / 10 / 2009

Former X-Factor winner Leona Lewis, was assaulted recently while she was carrying out a book signing event in London. Ms Lewis was shocked, but fortunately did not suffer any serious harm, thanks to the prompt actions of security guards. Peter Kopwalczyk was later arrested, charged and sent for a psychiatric assessment. Mr Kopwalczyk was not employed by the book store,...