Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: further employment law reforms ahead
On 25 June 2014, the government published the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill, which sets out a number of further reforms to the employment law landscape affecting areas such as whistleblowing, the enforcement of tribunal awards and the national minimum wage.
The proposed employment law reforms set out in the bill are as follows:
There is a new requirement for regulators (also known as ‘prescribed persons’) who receive whistleblowing disclosures to report annually on the disclosures they receive…
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