Employment red tape to be untied?

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Employment red tape to be untied?

The Government has announced that it is to consider how it will reform other areas of employment law, including collective redundancy periods, TUPE (transfer of undertakings) legislation as well as compensation for discrimination.

Employers are apparently concerned about the need to consult employees for a minimum of 90 days before making collective redundancies as they say it hinders their need to flexible; they also consider that the UK went beyond the EU legislation on TUPE, thus making their lives harder than is necessary; and employers believe that whilst employees need protection, that the compensation awards for discrimination are unduly high.

Expect changes in 2012.

This was first published in May 2011

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