Employment Law Changes proposed by Labour

The labour party has been quick to set out its position for employment law reforms “if elected”. Placing focus on paternity law and having commented that financial pressures mean only 55% of new fathers take their two weeks’ entitlement, it has indicated that they would: double the amount of paid paternity leave from two to four weeks; and increase statutory paternity pay from £138.18 a week to £260 a week.

Labour has also pledged to consider granting workers a statutory right to request that, where there is a “business succession”, workers have the statutory right to request that a business moves into employee ownership.

“If elected”, time will tell if promises are kept.

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