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Categories:
Employment Law
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

Following a number of government pronouncements on how it seeks to reform UK employment law, this podcast aims to sort the workable proposals from mere ‘noise’ intended for media consumption. It will focus on the regulation agenda and ‘red-tape challenge’, changes to dispute resolution procedures, flexible working for families, TUPE and strike law reform.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand which of the government’s proposals are ‘noise’ and which are workable;
  • Be aware of the challenges presented by the coalition government’s commitment not to introduce extra regulatory cost on employers;
  • Understand what proposals are being considered in relation to unfair dismissal and dispute resolution processes including ACAS and changes to tribunals;
  • Be aware of the proposals with regard to a new flexible working agenda for parental leave;
  • Understand what the government plans to do about a number of employer bugbears on areas like TUPE, collective redundancy and damages payouts;
  • Make sense of the government’s recent pronouncements on strike law reform.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
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Since coming to power the coalition government has made a number of proposals of how it seeks to reform UK employment law. While some of these proposals are just ‘noise’ for the media, several proposals have the potential to make a radical impact on the relationship between employers and employees. This podcast seeks to split the wheat from the chaff with a view to the key developments practitioners need to watch out for.

Podcast added: 21/06/11

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