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Government proposals for employment law reforms


Our notes and comments on the new government proposals

On the 23 November Business Secretary Vince Cable announced the government's proposals for what is claimed to be the biggest shakeup of employment law for decades. This has been talked about for a number of months, but what was a rumour has now come to fruition.   The government also published its Response to the Consultation on Resolving Workplace Disputes.

So what are the new proposals?  

These are the ones that had previously been leaked and we were expecting:

In addition he announced the following that we were not expecting:

The government said that it is still looking at the option of compensated no-fault dismissals for micro-businesses.  It is not publishing any proposals at the moment, however it remains a controversial suggestion raised in the Beecroft Report.

If you have questions on any of the proposals above please contact Sarah Tahamtani and the employment team on 0113 336 3314 or via email at sarah.tahamtani@clarionsolicitors.com.