Tags: regulation

Five ways apprenticeships have changed over time

Apprenticeships are fundamentally about combining working, learning, and earning. For young people this is an attractive combination, and this should be the case for employers too. It’s encouraging to see so many businesses already on board with Apprenticeships – understanding their value and impact – but there are still some that are yet to experience their benefits.

Too much regulation can lock people out of the workforce, says FSB

‘Increasing amounts of regulation can lock people out of the workforce and so a different approach is needed for small and large firms’ is the message that the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) will deliver to Labour at the party’s conference in Manchester. Small firms bear a disproportionate amount of the regulatory burden, particularly around…

Ignorance of recruitment legislation puts industry at risk in run up to Games

Complying with Agency Worker Regulations vital, warns Goldteam. As food manufacturers and hospitality operators plan to employ thousands of temporary staff to cope with an Olympic summer, Rafiq Chohan, managing director of recruitment specialist Goldteam, warns that ignorance of recruitment legislation can land employers in hot water. Chohan explains: “With just over 100 days until…

Supreme Court decision throws TUPE into confusion

How TUPE applies to contractual collective bargaining arrangements following a transfer has been thrown into confusion today, following a Supreme Court decision in Parkwood Leisure v Alemo-Herron. The point in issue is of great significance to private sector employers who have taken on public sector employees as part of a TUPE transfer. At its heart…

Majority of employers back tribunal powers to cancel unreasonable claims

Almost three-quarters of employers want Employment Tribunals to have greater powers to remove weak or vexatious employment claims from the system, according to a new survey from law firm, DWF LLP. 73% of the businesses surveyed backed Employment Tribunals having wider powers to ‘strike out’ claims that are deemed to be spurious and have no…

Government proposals may persuade businesses to settle claims pre-tribunal, says Eversheds

International law firm Eversheds has canvassed the views of more than 600 employers about proposals being floated in the Government consultation paper for reforming employment tribunals. Whilst some of the proposals have been welcomed by businesses, others give more cause for concern. Of particular concern for business is the Government’s proposal to introduce fines for…

Call for a more radical approach to accident reporting

In its response to a consultation on the future of RIDDOR, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has called for a more radical approach to how accidents in Britain’s workplaces are recorded. Rather than merely changing the threshold at which RIDDOR reports must be made to the HSE, RoSPA suggests that a…