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Changes to Employment Law - Aston Brookes Comment

Via: ReleaseWire

Updated 4:00 AM CDT, Tue, April 28,2015

Hampshire, England -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/28/2015 -- With a number of key changes to keep aware of, The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 became law on the 26th March. It contains a number of implications which include changes regarding the reporting of equal pay, whistleblowing, zero hours contracts and how the minimum wage is implemented. However, no commencement orders were made before parliament ended on the 30 March, so when these proposed changes will actually take effect is debatable.

However, a key amendment, which was recommended to take place no later than 26 March 2016, was to ensure that businesses with more than 250 employees to publish information regarding their gender pay gap. Not just this change, but the others proposed, means that employees should be especially vigilant when it comes to considering their rights.

Quick to comment on the release of The Act were Aston Brooke, a group of experienced solicitors with a strong South England base. They are also frequent commentators upon changes in the legal system.

"The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act signifies the interest and prospect of beneficial change regarding the area of employment especially," a spokesperson from Aston Brooke commented. "It is important, especially regarding the increasing criticism of zero hours contracts, that workers are aware of their rights.

"Furthermore, just because the implementation dates of the act are uncertain, this does not mean that workers have no right to raise their concerns if they believe their situation to be appropriate. The tone of the act is encouraging the fairer treatment of workers, as well as awareness for the value of their time and space. We hope that these factors will be increasingly accommodated by the act going forward. It is also essential that if an employer or an employee wants to seek legal advice at any point, they feel able to do so – and we strive to provide the most up-to-date, professional source."

About Aston Brooks
Aston brooks are a leading group of solicitors with years of expertise, including in employment law. They offer bespoke legal situations to suit a variety of circumstances. They can be contacted easily on +44 (0)238 061 4583.

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