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Law Society: employment law recommendations? Comply or be punished

Paul Hodgson | June 23, 2017

At the end of 2016, the prime minister asked British former political strategist Matthew Taylor to lead an Independent Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy to investigate the ways in which employment law and practices need to change in order to keep pace with modern business models.

Last week, the U.K.’s Law Society, the independent professional body for solicitors, submitted its comments to the review, entitled: Better employment law for better work: how to achieve the best working practices in the modern workplace. “It is important that employment law evolves so that it remains relevant to modern working practices,” says the paper in its introduction, “but it is essential that employment law can always be enforced. If workers cannot access the rights Parliament has given them then it is questionable whether these rights truly exist.” Thus the submission recommends not only creating new employment regulations but a series of enforcements to force...

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