On 10 May the government published a policy paper that is a mix of the government’s vision for delivering an improved regulatory framework and covers a number of proposed changes to employment law, one of which is about restrictive covenants, specifically, non-compete clauses. This article covers the changes proposed that are commonly included in employment contracts.
Whilst Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini budget has dominated the media this week, Jacob Rees-Mogg, newly appointed Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has introduced a Bill which could have far-reaching long-term impact on the UK economy.
Employers who express the holiday entitlement as 5.6 weeks inclusive of bank holiday will not be legally bound to pay an extra day for the funeral. Those employers who express holiday entitlement for their full time staff as 20 days plus bank holidays will have to pay for the extra day.
On 24th September, the Chancellor announced the broad outline of the new Job Support Scheme (JSS). In broad terms, the JSS seeks to enable short time working whilst ensuring that employees are still able to earn sufficient wages to survive and companies receive some help with their payroll costs.
On a national level, what is the government doing to avoid mass unemployment? At the time of writing, Monday 16th March, the UK government’s responses seem to fall well short of their European counterparts. The extent of the current measures taken by the government to support businesses can be found here.