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Family friendly working - next steps

Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Plans to make it easier for people to balance work and family life were set out by Employment Relations Minister Edward Davey today (30 September 2010). The Minister signalled the Government's intention to bring forward proposals to create more flexible, family friendly workplaces. He announced that: the right to request flexible working will be extended to parents of children under 18 from April 2011 –…

National Carers Strategy Refresh

Wednesday, 22 September 2010
The Government has announced its intention to refresh the National Carers Strategy and put together an action plan for the next five years. Paul Burstow MP, Minister for Care Services, has said that the vision from the last Strategy in 2008 will remain, but that a new action plan will outline the "key activities upon which the Government can focus" to "ensure maximum value for…

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: www.equalityhumanrights.com/ea2010 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…