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Queen’s Speech 2014: zero hours and employment tribunals targeted

In the Queen’s Speech today (4 June) there were several employment law proposals mostly targeting employment tribunals and zero hours contracts.The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill “…will be introduced to help make the United Kingdom the most attractive place to start, finance and grow a business.” Key employment  proposals include:

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• Ensuring that the red tape that affects small businesses is frequently reviewed so that regulations are either cut or remain effective.

• Measures to reduce delays in employment tribunals.

• Tougher penalties on employers who do not pay the national minimum wage.

• Cracking down on abuse in zero hours contracts.

 

 

Other  measures include preventing highly paid public sector employees from keeping redundancy payments when they come back to the same part of the public sector within a short period of time and making some childcare regulations more flexible to meet the needs of working families.

We will let you know when the Bill is published in full. Keep up to date with employment law news and developments and Follow us @dwf_employment

For more information on the Queen’s Speech read the Background Briefing Notes

 

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