22 March 2011
CBI calls on government to prioritise SMEs in employment law reforms
It is imperative that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are prioritised by the government as it seeks to alter the country's employment law system.
That is according to a new report published by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) - an organisation established under Royal Charter in 1965 - which has stated that the Conservative-Liberal Democrat alliance needs to "think small first" when changing legislation surrounding areas such as flexible working, parental leave and tribunals.
The CBI has called on the coalition to combat the excessive regulation that currently envelopes SMEs operating in Britain by speeding up the tribunals system and making it completely clear what is going on in terms of the default retirement age, as well as parental leave.
John Cridland, director general of the CBI, commented: "Much employment law fails to recognise that private and family-run firms don't have dedicated human resource teams and tend to manage staff in an informal way."
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett