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01 May 2001

The layperson's guide to the law at work
The popular trade union guide Law at Work which explains the law in the significant areas union reps have to deal with, is now available from the Labour Research Department (LRD). LRD's best-selling booklet puts into plain language the laws on discrimination, business transfers, rights to pay and conditions, maternity leave and industrial action.

Fully updated, and covering all the major employment legislation in force at May 2001, Law at Work 2001 also includes explanations of the new law on union recognition, the regulations providing equal treatment for part timers, the new right to be accompanied to disciplinary and grievance hearings and the Human Rights Act. Throughout, the booklet quotes extensively from the latest case law in each of the relevant areas.

Law at Work 2001 is written in straightforward language for the layperson. It aims to provide employee representatives with information to back them up in negotiations, and to help them in deciding whether there are grounds for taking a claim to an employment tribunal or the courts.

Now published annually, this invaluable guide to employment law has become essential reading for every union rep who wants to be on top of the subject.

Notes to editors

1. Law at Work 2001 is published by the Labour Research Department, 78 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8HF, price ?8.95 or ?21.55 for employers/ commercial organisations. LRD Booklets are also available on subscription at an annual cost of ?27.75 (?71.00 for employers/commercial organisations). LRD publishes between 10 and 11 booklets each year.
2. The Labour Research Department is an independent research organisation supporting trade unions. Around 1,800 trade union organisations, including 56 national unions, representing more than 99% of total TUC membership, are affiliated.
3. For press enquiries on this booklet contact Sonia McKay, LRD's employment law researcher, on 020 7902 9827. To place an order phone 020 7928 3649.

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