Legislation to unwind the red tape that binds workplace disputes

Moorman, Jane
December 2008
People Management;12/11/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 25, p36
The article offers information on the new laws in Great Britain which sweep away the statutory disciplinary, dismissal and grievance procedures, and make changes regarding the national minimum wage, employment agencies and trade union membership. The Employment Act 2008 was passed by the Parliament on November 18, 2008. Under the statutory procedures, when an employer had arranged two disciplinary hearings and an employee failed to attend, it could proceed on the third occasion to make a decision without the employee present.


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