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Conservatives employment law reforms

09 October 2014 #Employment

At the Conservative Party`s recent annual conference, the Prime Minister David Cameron proposed several reforms which affect employment law.

  • Introduction of a British Bill of Rights. If elected in 2015, the Conservatives will pass a new British Bill of Rights, which Mr Cameron suggested would replace the Human Rights Act 1998. In response, the Law Society has commented that the Human Rights Act should be "retained, not replaced".
  • Ending the use of exclusive zero hours contracts. The Conservatives would "scrap" exclusive zero hours contracts. The CBI welcomed this proposal, stating that zero hours contracts "should be tackled".
  • Preventing the trafficking of workers. The Conservatives intend to achieve this through the Modern Slavery Bill.
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