24 November, 2011
Forbes Solicitors is warning that the landscape of employment legislation will radically change following proposed reforms announced by Business Secretary Vince Cable.
Several reforms have been announced including -
Employment Solicitor Amy Stokes comments, "This is a big shake up and employers will certainly welcome the increase of the unfair dismissal qualification period to two years. Whilst it is of course important to protect employees rights, something has to give as businesses, especially small businesses, are concerned about taking on new workers due to the burdens and potential costs associated with current employment laws. These changes are steps in the right direction."
It has been reported that these reforms will deliver direct net savings to businesses of £10 million a year with wider benefits to employers estimated at more than £40 million at year.