Govt considers employment law reform

Companies could soon be seeking employment law advice, as the government has earmarked several areas where reforms may be made.

As part of its review of employment red tape, the coalition has identified that it will look into collective redundancy consultation periods, among other issues.

It has also proposed to consider the amount of compensation for discrimination awarded by employment tribunals over the coming months.

Chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne said: "If we are to support private sector growth and create jobs, we can’t shy away from looking at difficult issues like employment law."

He added that the areas of concern could be holding back job creation, therefore impacting the economy as a whole.

Employers were recently reminded to acquaint themselves with Agency Workers Regulations, which will come into effect on October 1st.

The government launched a guide to help bosses become aware of how the legislation will work in practice.

Published on: May 12, 2011

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