The Government today announced reforms of employment law. After all the consultations, leaked reports and speculation we finally know what the government intends to do to reform employment law so as to stimulate the economy and “give firms more flexibility and confidence in managing their workforce and to reduce employment law red tape.”
So, to try and reach this state of nirvana the government proposes to consult on (yes, consult, not introduce)
- Introducing settlement agreements “to help end employment relationships in a fair and consensual way” (umm, isn’t this what compromise agreements do?). ACAS will produce a new Code of Conduct.