Employment Law Bulletin January 2016


The year ahead in Employment Law 

Every Government says it wants to simplify employment law – but bitter experience suggests that, when it comes to it, no Government can resist the temptation to make it more complicated.

This year we will see a new ‘National Living Wage’ applying to employees aged 25 or over, which will make paying employees the right amount more complicated than it has ever been. We will also see the Trade Union Bill passed by Parliament, making it even more complicated than it already is for a union proposing to take industrial action – although we are unlikely to see many complaints from employers for that particular increase in red tape.