Employment Legislation Publications

Building on the National Minimum Wage by Bob Simpson

By Bob Simpson

Published in April 2001

This publication offers a timely review of the impact of the National Minimum Wage on individuals, businesses and the wider economy following the second anniversary of its implementation.

Bob Simpson considers the strengths and weaknesses of the legislation. He looks specifically at the exclusion of those under 18, the lower rate for those under 22 or undertaking training and the lack of adequate enforcement mechanisms.

Employment Rights at Work: Reviewing the Employment Relations Act 1999

Edited by Professor Keith Ewing

Published in January 2001

The Employment Relations Act 1999 is the most important piece of trade union legislation for a generation. Included in its terms are procedures for union recognition and representation, a framework of family friendly policies, new protections against unfair dismissal and powers to extend the scope and coverage of employment protection legislation.

This book, prepared by a distinguished team of trade unionists, social scientists and lawyers, offers a unique and timely overview of the legislation. Each essay considers an aspect of the Employment Relations Act, highlighting both the strengths and weaknesses of the legislation. More importantly, the book goes on to ask what more can be done?

Fairness at Work? The Disciplinary and Grievance Provisions of the 1999 Employment Relations Act

By Mike Clancy and Roger Seifert

Published in November 2000

The Employment Relations Act 1999 introduced a statutory right for workers to be accompanied at disciplinary and grievance hearings. To supplement the Act, ACAS released a new Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures which updates existing ACAS guidelines and explains how the statutory right to be accompanied should operate.

Labour Law Review 2000

By Jennifer Eady and Jeremy McMullen QC

Published in September 2000

Each year the Institute publishes a short review of the main legal developments of the last 12 months - both statutory laws and court decisions.

A5; 36pp; ISBN 1 873271 71 9;

 

 

 

Labour Law Review 1999

By Jennifer Eady and Jeremy McMullen QC

Published in September 1999

Each year the Institute publishes a short review of the main legal developments of the last 12 months - both statutory laws and court decisions.

This year the Review includes information on the Employment Relations Act and also looks at how the Courts have dealt with cases emanating from the Disability Discrimination Act, the Working Time Regulations, changes in the Transfer of Undertakings Regulations and the Sex Discrimination (Gender Reassignment) Regulations.

A5; 36pp; ISBN 1 873271 71 9;

 

 

Fairness at Work and Trade Union Recognition: Past Comparisons and Future Problems

By Lord McCarthy

Published in March 1999

As the Employment Relations Bill passes through its Parliamentary stages, this timely publication from Lord McCarthy looks at the role of the reformulated Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) and offers a number of informed suggestions on how the proposed new rights of recognition might be strengthened.

Identifying six closely related problems, Lord McCarthy offers ways in which past problems can be avoided by providing the CAC with suitable powers, resources and operational guidelines.

A5; 80pp; ISBN 1 873271 67 0;

 

 

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