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on 1 May 2005
I am an HR practitioner who, although not wishing to read through reams of statutes on employment law, does need to be aware of a detailed amount of information relating to existing and new legislation and the implications for the business.
In my review of this book, perhaps because of my previous law degree experience, I consider this book to be scarce in its detail provided. It does not provide a significant enough amount of information and there are many important topics (e.g. TUPE) which are acknowledged by the author to be beyond the scope of this book. I think, had I known this, I probably would not have bought the book, as some of the key areas of employment law for practitioners are about handling change at the moment.
Having said that, for any individuals who want to be able to skim an overview of current legal practice and some of the key statutes likely to affect their workplace, it is a useful introduction. But in order to be able to write policies, for example, I personally feel a wider grounding in employment law would be needed, and this book does not provide that level of detail.