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A number of key employment law changes take effect this month (from 1 October) including: Agency Workers Regulations: From 1 October 2011, agency workers who work in the same role with the same hirer for 12 continuous calendar weeks will be entitled to the same basic employment and working conditions as employees in comparable roles. The regulations, which implement the 2008 EU Temporary Agency Workers…

Top Employers for Working Families

Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Seven member organisations of Employers for Carers were among the winners of the 2011 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. EfC member organisations featured prominently in this year’s Awards: The Top 10 Employers for Working Families included EfC members Centrica,…

The Dilnot Commission and carers

Friday, 05 August 2011
The Report of the Dilnot Commission was warmly welcomed across the social care sector. The Care & Support Alliance, 51 national charities representing older and disabled people, those with long-term conditions and their families, has particularly welcomed the Commission’s call for additional funding for social care, a cap to protect against catastrophic care costs and proposals for supporting working age disabled people. The Alliance has…
Employment webinar discussing carer support hosted by Employers for Carers, Carers UK and ADASSWith staff retention and resilience a key challenge for employers, flexible employers and flexible care services are essential to enable the 1 in 7 employees who juggle work and care to combine caring and paid employment healthily and productively. What are the lessons from employers who have introduced flexible working? How do…
The results of the first ever research survey into the impacts on employers and employees of managing caring at a distance, an issue that affects millions of families, are published today (14 June 2011).