Thursday, 6 May 2010

Employment Law and the Differences Between the Parties

If you are still undecided on which party to vote for this article may help from 'The Press and Journal' it explains the differences in policy relating to employment law changes.

The main points are: Labour have obviously introduced the Equality Act 2010 and will increase paid paternity leave to 4 weeks and allow the sharing of paid maternity leave after 6 months.

Increasing the National Minimum wage in line with average earnings and abolishing the retirement age of 65.

The Conservatives will introduce new flexible working rules initially to every parent with a child up to the age of 18. Introducing a new system of flexible parental leave, potentially allowing for 52 weeks’ leave which could be shared between parents (although only mothers could take the first 14 weeks).

Possibly revoking agency worker regs

Possibly abolishing the retirement age.

Pay freeze for public sector workers.

The Lib Dems would extend the right to request flexible working, introduce name blind application forms to tackle discrimination, limit bonuses for bank workers and would introduce equal pay audits for employers with more than 100 employees.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He who would climb the ladder must begin at the bottom...................................................