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The Queen`s Speech identifies employment law proposals

13 June 2014 #Employment

In addition to the new 5p charge for plastic bags, the Queen`s Speech published on 4 June 2014 identified the following proposals:-

  • In response to 3,000 highly-paid NHS executives taking redundancy payments only to get new NHS jobs afterwards, measures will limit excessive redundancy payments across the public sector.
  • Legislation will impose higher penalties on employers who fail to pay their staff the minimum wage.
  • The legislation will also reduce delays in employment tribunals (although since delays have been reduced considerably by the introduction of tribunal fees, it`s not clear what this refers to). 
  • Measures will also be brought forward to tackle abuse of zero-hours contracts.

We will keep you updated on what these proposals will mean in practice.

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