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28 June 2006

New edition of LRD's best-selling legal handbook is out now
It is becoming ever more important for union representatives to understand the constantly expanding and changing area of employment law - especially now that there is a legal duty for workplace problems to be addressed internally before they can proceed to a tribunal.

LRD's new booklet Law at work 2006 is designed to help. It gives you all the key developments in employment law over the last 12 months, including significant court rulings on holiday pay, unfair dismissal and claims regarding employees working abroad.

And this year Law at work has a new feature: a detailed index, making it much easier to use. From ACAS and Adoption Leave to Wrongful Dismissal and Young Workers, you can instantly look up exactly what it is you need to know.

Referred to as "the most comprehensive guide to employment legislation", this essential booklet is supplied to or bought by most union representatives in the UK.

Law at work 2006 explains employees' basic rights under the employment contract, as well as their rights to pay and conditions, their status in cases of dismissal and redundancy and their right not to be discriminated against.

The booklet also sets out the law on sick pay, leave for working parents, dismissal and redundancy, business transfers, union organisation and industrial action. It outlines all the key developments in case law over the last 12 months, including significant court rulings.

Written in a straightforward style, and containing many examples from case law, this comprehensive, 250-page guide will provide trade unionists with information to back them up in negotiations - and will help them to decide whether there are grounds for taking a claim to a tribunal or the courts.

Law at work 2006 is part of an employment law pack available from LRD - it can be bought at a discounted rate with its companion guide Case law at work 2005-06, the second in a new series providing an invaluable year-by-year record of case law in the UK and the European courts. Together, these booklets complete a comprehensive annual law at work package.

Notes to editors

1. Law at work 2006 is published by the Labour Research Department, 78 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8HF, price ?15.00 or ?28.00 for employers or commercial organisations. LRD booklets are also available on subscription at an annual cost of ?34.45 (?76.95 for employers/ commercial organisations). LRD publishes 10-11 booklets each year.

2. The Labour Research Department is an independent trade union and labour movement organisation founded over 90 years ago. Around 1,800 trade union organisations, including 55 national unions representing 99% of total TUC membership, are affiliated.

3. For press enquiries on this booklet, contact Sally Buffard on 020 7902 9827. To order copies of the booklet, telephone 020 7928 3649.

4. Full information about all of LRD's services and publications is available on the LRD website at www.lrd.org.uk

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