Employment Alert: Belfast Employment & Pensions Group, November 2011


Welcome to the November 2011 edition of the Arthur Cox Belfast Employment & Pensions Group’s Alert. In this edition we focus on recent developments in the area of Paternity Regulations and the end of the Default Retirement Age. We also examine some decisions of interest with regard to the potential link between employment disciplinary procedures and Article 6(1) of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Test-Achats case regarding the use of gender specific actuarial factors in occupational pension schemes. In addition, we offer a brief update on some other topical issues including provisions introduced by the Employment Act (NI) 2011, some employment implications of the Bribery Act 2010, the latest information on changing National Minimum Wage levels and changes to be introduced under the Agency Workers Regulations.

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