24 November 2011
Govt unveils employment law reforms
The government has unveiled a new range of employment law reforms that have been designed to improve conditions for both workers and companies.
During a speech given at manufacturers' organisation EEF yesterday (November 23rd), business secretary Vince Cable announced the findings of a consultation on how the country's employment sector can be altered for the better following the recession.
Mr Cable - who is also MP for Twickenham - indicated these changes will both retain key protective rights for individuals while also fundamentally enhancing the way in which disputes and grievances are handled.
For instance, employment tribunals are to be overhauled, while it will also be discussed whether or not the current 90-day consultation period for collective redundancies should be cut.
The minister insisted the reforms will not favour companies over individuals.
"Our proposals strike an appropriate balance and we are keeping the necessary protections already in place to protect employees," he noted.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson