Employment - Unravelling the web
As the pace at which new labour legislation is implemented has accelerated, employment lawyers have struggled to keep up. Brian Begg and Jo Plumstead assess a new initiative aimed at making their task easier.
The Government’s Better Regulation Taskforce recently made the announcement that employment legislation reforms would be announced annually and would come into force on either 6 April or 1 October each year. At first sight this would appear to be a welcome attempt to provide some certainty in ongoing employment law reform, to the benefit of businesses and employment lawyers alike. However, will this have any effect on easing the increasing burden placed upon human resources management within businesses and their lawyers, or will it merely focus their minds on a couple of key dates each year?
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