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03 MAR 2008

March 2008 Legislation Update




6 April 2008

Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations

The Regulations oblige employers to institute a formal information and consultation procedure and will apply to all businesses employing at least 50 employees.

6 April 2008

Corporate Manslaughter
and Corporate Homicide Act 2007

The Act introduces a new statutory offence of corporate manslaughter in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Organisations covered by the Act, including corporations, partnerships and trade unions, will be guilty of the offence of corporate manslaughter if the way their senior management organises or manages their activities causes a person's death, and this amounts to a gross breach of the duty of care owed to the deceased. If found guilty then the employer will be liable for an unlimited fine.

1 April 2009

Working Time (Amendment) Regulations

These amend the Working Time Regulations 1998 to provide for an increased entitlement to annual leave. From 1 October 2007 the entitlement to four weeks increased to 4.8 weeks (24 days for full-time workers). The second increase in the holiday entitlement to bring it up to a maximum of 28 days will occur on 1 April 2009.

1 August 2012

Directive amending the Working Time Directive (2000/34)

Final date for full implementation of the Working Time Directive in relation to junior doctors. The 48-hour week will apply.


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