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April 2008

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Flexible working increases employees' commitment


Workplace flexibility increases employees' commitment and reduces the number of days they take off, new research has found.The study, published in the Psychologist-Manager Journal, surveyed 3,000 ...

Firms labour with pregnant recruits


Firms have difficulty dealing with pregnant job applicants, new research has revealed.Employment Law Advisory Services (ELAS) has found only five per cent employed someone knowing they were ...

OFT lays down the law


The Office for Fair Trading (OFT) has got tough with 112 construction firms and issued a Statement of Objections against them.The move follows its investigation into bid rigging and cover pricing, ...

CC gets best student law employer award


Clifford Chance (CC) has been awarded Employer of Choice for Law in The Times Graduate Recruitment Awards for 2008.The firm beat Allen & Overy and Linklaters and was nominated after the paper ...

Good filing: Crucial in fighting legal claims


Good filing and documentation management is vital if firms want to avoid future legal costs, MTA Solicitors told firm stressed employers must maintain documentation for all ...

Seven in ten bosses close social networking sites


Seven in ten UK bosses have banned the use of social networking sites at work, Onrec has reported.According to employment law firm Peninsula, 69 per cent have applied a total ban and 79 per cent ...

Temp bill will exclude some contractors


A proposed equal rights bill for temporary workers would exclude IT and engineering contractors, it has been reported.The Temporary and Agency Workers Bill, otherwise known as the Equal Treatment Act ...

Lords' decision has "massive implications"


The Lords' decision to support a part-time firefighter's claim to additional employment rights will have a significant effect on workplace law, his legal representative has claimed.Richard Arthur, ...

Govt says: 'Get your back-up checked'


Business needs to check its data back-ups and test its disaster recovery plans, new government-backed research has advised.The 2008 Information Security Breaches Survey carried out by a consortium, ...

Workers will go virtual


Workers at IBM will soon be able to discuss their jobs and careers in the company's own cyber-world.By adopting a private area of virtual world, Second Life, the firm will be the first to create a ...

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