Legislation / Legal
BERR: The Government has published the Employment Bill, aimed at toughening penalties for rogue employers and affording greater protection for agency workers. It is intended to boost powers for employment agency inspectors and simplify dispute resolution procedures.
The Bill has two key elements aimed at improving the effectiveness of employment law:
* Tough new penalties would be introduced for businesses not paying workers the minimum wage and agencies which try to exploit workers and undercut legitimate businesses
* Changes to the dispute resolution system would lighten the regulatory burden on business and encourage more workplace disputes to be resolved earlier & informally