Private Water Supplies Regulation (Scotland) 2006
European legislation that the Executive has implemented to have annual and more rigorous inspections of private water supplies.
Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006
All employees must be given the right to apply to work beyond the nominal retirement age, although companies do not have to accede.
Licensing Act (Scotland) 2006
Owners of licensed premises no longer have to apply annually for a licence, but the process is more rigorous and they have to give more information on issues such as training of staff.
Fire (Scotland) Act 2005
Businesses now have to be pro-active and carry out risk assessments and prove they have procedures in place to reduce the risk of fire.
Work and Family Act 2005
Extends maternity pay from six to nine months and fathers can take up to six months unpaid paternity leave.