Tags: Rights

Bill of rights commission report

Commenting in response to the Bill of Rights Commission’s report published, Mark Hammond, CEO of the Equality and Human Rights Commission said, ‘The Human Rights Act has provided essential human rights protection to everyone in Britain and complements our long history of constitutional traditions and protection of people in vulnerable situations.’ ‘The Commission believes that…

Employers to profit from changes to flexible working rights

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is expected to announce this week the extension of the right to request flexible working hours to all employees. The Right to Request scheme, which currently only applies to those with children under 17, relatives and some carers, would allow everyone to ask their employer for flexible hours if they…

Swap your employment rights for shares – Chancellor reveals plan to change law

The Conservative Chancellor George Osborne used his address to his party’s conference in Birmingham to reveal further measures aimed at deregulating business and cutting red tape. The latest proposal from the coalition is a plan to implement a new form of employment contract, which would enable staff to give up some of their basic statutory…

Employees lose UK employment law rights under ‘owner-employees’ scheme

Employees will be requested to give up some of their employment rights in exchange for shares of the company they are working for. This comes under a new ‘owner-employee’ contract scheme which was announced by Chancellor George Osborne at a Conservative Party conference this week. He hopes that the scheme will benefit ‘fast growing’ small…