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Did the Queen's speech rock you?

The Queen’s Speech earlier this week outlined a number of provisions on how the Coalition Government will be focusing on promoting economic growth for the coming year. There were no major changes that are going to set the HR world on fire o...


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Employ a hoodie

In recent weeks, Chris Grayling, the Government’s Employment Minister, has been promoting the concept of youths in employment. The idea behind this shift in focus is to promote local youths, instead of companies relying on employment from ot...


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Don’t be afraid of the dark

In the summer of 2010, having been with Workplace Law nearly a year, I was asked a question by one of our directors whilst chatting with other staff on a business development trip to the beautiful region of Tuscany in Italy. “Were you atta...


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The demise of Remploy

The coalition government has recently made the decision to shut a number of Remploy sites this year and this has sparked a raft of demos and rallies against the decision in an effort to get the government to change its mind. Remploy currently wor...


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Going green and staying safe?

It feels rather appropriate that this year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work falls on the same day as Workers’ Memorial Day. On Saturday 28 April organisations such as the TUC and IOSH are running campaigns to remember those wh...


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Positively unfair: workplace discrimination in South Africa

Following the end of the Apartheid Government in 1994, amid all the celebration, South Africa was faced with some tough choices. One of the biggest challenges was how to achieve a more representative workforce, when up until that point virtually a...