Keeping Pace with Employment Law Changes

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Personnel professionals who have made a New Year's resolution to keep abreast of the UK's rapidly changing employment laws will find up to the minute information in a new Institute of Personnel and Development publication.

What are fathers' entitlements under the new parental leave legislation? When will new data protection measures have to be implemented? Who is covered by the National Minimum Wage? These are among the current concerns addressed in the new edition of Essentials of Employment Law alongside perennial issues such as employment contracts, discrimination law and unfair dismissal.

Authors Professor David Lewis and Malcolm Sargeant have produced a timely update in the light of legal developments. "The government's major programme of employment legislation and the continuing influence of European Community initiatives means that employment law issues are centre stage", says Professor Lewis. "Several new measures will come into force in 2000 and personnel practitioners need to ensure their organisations are taking these on board if they are not to face expensive court claims and penalties. …