Beecroft and Other Employment Reforms

Posted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 22 May 2012 Issues covered:

Reform of employment law is back with a vengeance, largely driven by the ailing economy and the need to make savings or boost employment figures.

There has been a lot of coverage in the media this week of the GB employment change proposals by Adrian Beecroft (employment law is a devolved matter and NI may not adopt these proposals - see below). The original draft report appeared in October last year:

Most of the controversy around the report centres on the concept of 'Compensated No Fault Dismissals', with compensation limited to £12k unless the contract allows for more, and exemptions for 'small employers' (less than 10 employees) from certain jurisdictions, including

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