Employment Law Update - Summer 2015

As part of their pre-election campaign the Conservatives, like all parties, made many promises. So, now that Parliament has re-opened, what changes are in store that will affect employers and employees alike?

In this video Martin Chitty analyses what's been outlined - either as part of the Queen's speech or during the build-up to the election. He also gives an update on the legislative changes that employment practitioners should take note of now.

Topics include:

  • Plans to change the law surrounding strike ballots
  • Government plans to reform the Human Rights Act
  • Implications of an in/out EU referendum
  • Additional points relevant to employment law:
    -- National Insurance contributions freeze
    -- Income Tax changes
    -- Labour hire from outside the EU
    -- Reduced burden on small businesses
  • Issues noticeably absent from the Queen's speech:
    -- Repeal of the law banning agencies from providing strike cover
    -- Review of employment tribunal fees
  • New and imminent legislation affecting employers:
    -- Elimination of exclusivity clauses in zero-hour contracts
    -- Increased penalties for employers who pay below minimum wage
    -- Increased penalties for late payment of tribunal awards
    -- Rules preventing NHS discrimination against job applicants who've made protected disclosures

You can watch a preview of this video on our YouTube channel.

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Date:Published Tuesday 02 June 2015
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Martin Chitty

Gowling WLG

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