Special report: employment

There’s nothing like an economic slump to bring employment lawyers back into vogue. The CBI expects the UK to suffer its sharpest economic contraction in almost 20 years in 2009, and unemployment could hit three million before 2010.


Special report: employmentThere is nothing like an economic slump to bring employment lawyers back into vogue. The Confederation of British Industry expects the UK to suffer its sharpest economic contraction in almost 20 years in 2009 and unemployment could hit three million before 2010.

With corporates such as BT cutting 10,000 positions nationwide and the legal profession itself being forced to make redundancies, employment lawyers are busy earning some much needed cash while corporate practices slump.

The first article in this Employment Special Report examines the implications of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 and how these have applied in the rapid dissolution of Heller Ehrman in London.

The second article investigates the implications of a potentially successful challenge to the Agenda for Change pay deal. The challenge, being heard in the High Court, could leave it facing claims for back pay from underpaid public sector staff.

The third and final article examines in detail the employee issues Lloyds TSB will
face following its mooted acquisition of HBOS, with the rights of some 114,000 employees to consider.

Click the underlined features above to read them.