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Immigration – the points-based system

United Kingdom - July 8 2010 The previous UK Government overhauled the immigration system in 2008 adopting a points-based system with a five tiered structure.

Holiday and sickness absence - case round-up

United Kingdom - May 28 2010 There has been a hive of activity in the area of holiday and sickness absence during the last 18 months.

The Coroners and Justice Act 2009

United Kingdom - May 18 2010 The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 received Royal Assent in November 2009 with the main provisions coming into force on 1 February 2010.

School's discriminatory admission policy

United Kingdom - May 18 2010 A Jewish school was found to have discriminated against a student when he was not offered a place at the school because his mother was not recognised as Jewish by the Office of the Chief Rabbi ("OCR").

Beer at lunchtime only

Denmark - May 18 2010 Workers at the Carlsberg factory in Copenhagen went on strike in April following a change in working conditions for drivers and warehouse workers.