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23 May 2002

Law at Work 2002 - LRD's best-selling guide now out
The Labour Research Department (LRD) this week publishes the most comprehensive edition yet of its best-selling legal handbook Law at Work 2002.
The 176-page guide could not be more timely, explaining the forthcoming Employment Act 2002 and important changes for temporary workers, as well as providing full details of all the major employment legislation currently in force.

The Employment Act 2002 will introduce dispute resolution procedures, improved rights for working parents, a questionnaire procedure for those taking equal pay cases and changes to tribunal applications. It addition, new rights for temporary workers come into force in July.

The Law at Work 2002 explains the forthcoming changes, as well as providing detailed information on all the major employment legislation that union representatives and employees need to know about. It explains the employee's basic rights under the contract, the rights to pay and conditions, the situation with regard to dismissal and redundancy, and rights not to be discriminated against. It also covers rights in relation to sickness absence, maternity and parental leave, and business transfers. Sections on union organisation and industrial action also explain what trade union reps need to know.

Written in a straightforward style, and containing many examples from case law, Law at Work 2002 will provide trade unionists with information to back them up in negotiations and will assist them to decide whether there are grounds for taking a claim to a tribunal or the courts.

Notes to editors

1. Law at Work 2002 is published by the Labour Research Department, 78 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8HF, price ?10 or ?22.50 for employers/commercial organisations. LRD booklets are also available on subscription at an annual cost of ?28.50 (?72.75 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 including 55 national unions, representing 99% of total TUC membership, are affiliated.

3. For press enquiries on this booklet contact Tessa Wright on 020 7902 9817. 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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