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John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), has commented on the announcement made by the government on proposals to launch a consultation on no fault dismissal rules.

With nearly three in four (72%) senior HR executives expressing concern over losing top performers in 2012, many employers have increased their use of counteroffers, finds new research from Robert Half UK.

An employer may be allowed to limit the entitlement of an employee, on long-term sick leave, to annual leave or to an allowance in lieu of leave, according to an influential opinion by an Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union.


The latest annual Reward Survey published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has shown that employers are generally feeling relaxed about the abolition of the default retirement age. 

The BBC reports that the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) in Liverpool has dismissed four employees after it was discovered that they had been given permanent contracts of employment instead of temporary ones by mistake. A further ten members of staff were switched from permanent to temporary contracts.

It appears that Andy Gray, the former sports presenter for Sky, may be considering taking legal action over his recent dismissal.

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