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Govt extends the right to request flexible working

The Flexible Working (Eligibility, Complaints and Remedies) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 SI 2009/595 have now been published. The Regulations extend the right to request flexible working to carers of children under 17 from 6 April 2009. The right previously applied to carers of children under six or disabled children under 18.  For copies of the Regulations go…

200904.12
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New Vetting and Barring Scheme

 After full consultation with the HM Treasury and stakeholders, the Home Office announced that a new Vetting and Barring Scheme will be implemented from 12 October 2009.  It is expected that the scheme will provide a much more comprehensive and consistent measure of protection for vulnerable groups across a wide range of settings.

200902.10
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Update on choice of Law in Rome 1

Choice of law clauses in contracts determines what law governs a contract and this can be crucial in contractual dispute. We will be looking at this clause, not from the perspective of seasoned international traders, but from the perspective of small traders and consumers involved with ecommerce.