Revolution is needed in employment law

Legislation is stacked against employers, but now is the time to effect real change, writes Alastair Purdy.

4th December, 2011

Speculation that the cost of the first month of an employee's sick pay may be transferred to employers will have many of the latter feeling a bit, well, sick.

Many business owners and HR people I spoke to about the proposal to transfer the cost of employee sick pay to employers are bewildered by such a prospect. With the Agency Workers Directive set to take effect tomorrow, the "sick pay" speculation has served to underline...

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