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[cover image][48 pages] December 2011
Using financial information - a practical guide for trade unionists
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Trade unionists in both the private and public sectors need to be well informed about the finances and structures of the company or organisation they work for in order to strengthen their negotiating position. This practical guide explains the presentation of figures in annual reports and accounts and highlights the sections that trade unionists should look at most carefully in order to bargain more effectively.[More ...]

[cover image][62 pages] November 2011
Workplace pensions reform - a practical guide to auto-enrolment
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This practical guide examines the different kinds of pension scheme that employers may have and how they qualify for use in auto-enrolment, particularly the defined contribution (DC) type likely to become more widespread, and the government-backed NEST scheme. It concludes by looking at what safeguards are available for workers and union members under auto-enrolment.[More ...]

[cover image][39 pages] October 2011
Agency Workers Regulations - a legal guide
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This new Labour Research Department guide informs trade unionists about the changes arising from the introduction of the Agency Workers Regulations from October 2011. It is designed to explain the regulations in a clear and comprehensible manner and uses case law examples throughout to illustrate particular situations.[More ...]

[cover image][120 pages] September 2011
Redundancy law - a practical guide
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During the current deep economic downturn it is crucial that reps know about redundancy law and associated workers' rights. This booklet presents the law on redundancy in a clear and concise manner. It explains how to handle a redundancy situation, including consultation rights, and makes extensive illustrative use of case law to explain how the legislation is interpreted.[More ...]

[cover image][55 pages] August 2011
Learning and skills at work - a guide for trade unionists
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This booklet informs trade unionists about the changes arising from the coalition government's Skills for sustainable growth skills strategy. It sets out the latest developments in relation to apprenticeships and trade union input into the learning and skills agenda. It also provides examples of the learning opportunities that unions and union learning reps (ULRs) are providing for their members at workplaces and in their local communities.[More ...]

[cover image][176 pages] July 2011
Health and safety law 2011
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Health and safety law 2011 provides a fully updated guide to UK law on health and safety at work. It includes information about changes to regulations and new guidance issued in the past year, as well as details of important court cases including corporate manslaughter, asbestos compensation and dismissal for trade union activities. This edition also includes changes arising from provisions in the Equality Act 2010.[More ...]

[cover image][326 pages] June 2011
Law at work 2011
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Law at work 2011 is a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to employment legislation in force up to May 2011. Written in clear language, LRD's popular, annually updated guide provides the information to help establish your rights in the workplace, giving details of the relevant law and summaries of important cases. This edition also includes full details of the changes resulting from the Equality Act 2010.[More ...]

[cover image][56 pages] May 2011
Stress and mental health at work - a guide for union reps
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Work-related stress is a massive health and safety hazard affecting both public and private sector workplaces. It can lead to the development of serious physical and mental health conditions and is being exacerbated by pressures arising from the continuing economic crisis. This booklet demonstrates the crucial role of union reps in tackling stress and mental health at work and is fully updated to take account of the Equality Act 2010. [More ...]

[cover image][104 pages] April 2011
Safety reps in action
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Safety reps are as relevant today as they have ever been. They are tackling established hazards such as asbestos and newer ones like stress, bullying and harassment and repetitive strain injury. This booklet is a manual of up-to-date workplace examples and case studies that can be borrowed from, copied and built on to help reps create safer and healthier working environments. [More ...]

[cover image][87 pages] March 2011
State benefits and tax credits 2011
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LRD's annual guide to state benefits and tax credits provides clearly written information for claimants and lay advisers. It sets out who is eligible, how much is payable, how to claim and where to get further advice. This edition includes updated details about Child and Working Tax Credits, parents' benefits and Housing Benefit/Local Housing Allowances.[More ...]

[cover image][70 pages] February 2011
TUPE - a guide for trade unionists
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This booklet is a straightforward and practical guide to the law on business transfers - TUPE. Using a straightforward question and answer format and case law examples, it explains simply all the legal aspects of particular situations and shows union and workplace reps how the Regulations are used and operate in practice.[More ...]

[cover image][128 pages] January 2011
Case law at work - 7th edition
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This is the seventh edition of Case law at work, the LRD's unique source of information on recent employment law cases. It contains clear summaries and updates of important cases decided by the appeal courts, many of which are not contained in other legal guides. It is published as a companion to our annual best-seller Law at work.[More ...]
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