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Liz Truss and Workers' Rights

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The Prime Minister, Liz Truss, has announced new government policy to remove ‘reporting requirements and other regulations’ in connection with workers’ rights from all businesses employing under 500 employees.

The scope of this announcement is not clear.  At the Conservative party conference yesterday, Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg appeared to suggest it would apply to all workers’ rights. But according to other sources such as Personnel Today and The Guardian, that is not correct, and it is likely to be limited to reporting requirements such as gender pay gap reporting and executive pay ratios.

However, the Financial Times, reports that consideration is now being given to a proposal to remove all employment rights for employees earning over a certain amount (floated at both £56,000 and £100,000).

If you want to know more about the government's proposals for reforming employment law, on Thursday I am giving a talk on the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Repeal) Bill, which aims to remove retained EU law from the statute books by the end of 2023.

This proposed legislation has the potential to affect TUPE, the Working Time Regulations, discrimination law, agency workers, equal pay and more. In a 30 minute talk over Zoom, I will set out my predictions for how this will impact on UK employment law. All proceeds go to the Teenage Cancer Trust. Join me on Thursday: