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Employment Relations Minister, Edward Davey, announced the Government’s intention to review workplace rights compliance and enforcement arrangements during questions in the House of Commons on December 3.

The re-examination aims to establish ways of streamlining the legislation and making it more effective. The review will take place next year and will be part of the wider rolling review of employment law.

Davey said: “It will start in my Department and I envisage it looking at different ways of organising the Government’s compliance and enforcement work. It will consider whether incremental improvements can be made to encourage further coordination and joint working, such as better legal information sharing gateways and governance machinery, which would allow priorities to be discussed and set on a broader, cross-agency basis.

“I envisage it considering whether online and helpline employment law advice channels can be linked and streamlined. I also want it to look at the potential cost and operational benefits of enforcement models that would consolidate enforcement functions in a single body or fewer bodies.”

The announcement came following MP’s discussions on extending the Gangmasters Licensing Act to the construction industry.



Written by Andrew Hodges

March 2, 2011 at 6:06 pm

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