All employers are expected to deal with an increasingly complex legal framework for employment practices, which they ignore at their peril. "The Employer's Handbook" provides comprehensive, reliable and practical guidance that will ensure they keep on the right side of the law. This new edition has been fully updated to take account of the changes arising from the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006, the Work and Families Act 2006, Maternity and Paternity Leave, and the Paternity and Adoption Leave (amendment) Regulations 2006. There is also new information on case law decisions affecting the handling of grievances, as well as updated figures relating to the national minimum wage, statutory sick pay, maternity pay, and redundancy pay compensational limits for unfair dismissal. This book is endorsed by the Institute of Directors.