A review of employment law reform in 2013 and 2014

By Clare Gilroy-Scott

As with 2013, there will be no rest for employment law advisers, employers and HR practitioners in 2014, with further legislative change on the agenda. Many of the changes hail from the government’s Red Tape Challenge following its publication of the report ‘Progress on Reform’ on 14 March 2013, which detailed the intended timetable for the introduction of its self-proclaimed ‘ambitious schedule’ of employment law reforms.

Much has been anticipated in relation to the proposed reform, the aim of which has been to review policies and regulation that place requirements on employers, asking whether they are still necessary and appropriate and whether they could be simplified or better implemented and enforced.

Some legislative change has been implemented but the impact, and indeed a good part of the implementation timetable, still remains uncertain. This is a review of the changes in 2013 and 2014 that are probably of the most immediate practical interest for employers and HR practitioners…

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