Upcoming Changes in UK Employment Law
We look at upcoming changes
in UK Employment Law. Recent debate has focussed on the 'Red Tape Challenge'
launched by the Government in April 2011 and a number of reports and
consultations including the Beecroft Report and the Resolving Workplace Disputes
Consultation. Mr Justice Underhill has recently presented his findings on his
review of the Employment Tribunal rules and proposes a complete re-draft of the
Rules. Imminent changes are also due through the Enterprise and Regulatory
Reform Bill which proposes reform to a number of areas of Employment law.
Upcoming Changes in Italian Employment Law
July the Italian Law n92 - the so-called "Riforma del Lavoro" - came into force.
It introduces significant amendments to Italian employment law. Many areas were
affected but the main changes are to the procedure for individual and collective
dismissals, introduction of new procedures for termination as well as
flexibility in the job market with new regulation of fixed-term contracts and
consultancy agreements. The new law appears to increase the formalities and
bureaucracy associated with the termination of the employment relationship.
Reform of Spanish Employment law
On 10 February the Spanish Government approved the Royal Decree-Law 3/2012 that
introduced important measures to reform our employment legislation with effect
from 12 February. On 28 June the Congress approved the 3/2012 Act of measures
for the reform of the labour market, published in the Official Gazette and that
entered into force on 8 July. This Act implies the approval by the Parliament of
said Royal Decree-Law, with the amendments introduced during the legislative
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