[An advertisement for freelance solicitors for Sherrards appears below]
I rarely send out reminders about commencement dates, but since so much is = happening today (and tomorrow), I thought I would make an exception.
The following are coming into force today...
1. prohibition on discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation
2. ban on hand-held mobile telephones in cars, with liability for employers
3. the EOC Code of Practice on Equal Pay
4. prohibition on discrimination on grounds of religion or belief.
Remember how in April 2003, the government promised that it would arrange for harmonisation of commencement dates for employment legislation (bulletin 6/4/03)? It promised all new regulations would commence from one of two trigger dates, 6th April or 1st October. So it's nice that they're keeping their promise.