Briefings

Zero-hours contracts: Some policy proposals

16 August 2013

Professor Keith Ewing, President of the IER and Professor of Public Law at Kings' College London, provides some innovative policy ideas to reduce the damage caused by zero-hours contracts.

Children and Families Bill

10 May 2013

The Institute of Employment Rights has published a briefing on the implications of the Coalition's Children and Families Bill on workers. The Bill was introduced in February 2013 and is currently under consultation.

The dangers of 'risk-based policy': Lessons from Löfstedt

22 March 2013

In a new IER briefing, Philip James, Professor of Employment Relations at Brookes University, analyses Professor Lofstedt's review of how his recommendations are being implemented by the government, and warns against government policies that describe themselves as "evidence-based", or "risk-based".

The Social Right to Paid Annual Leave: Sick Workers and Level of Pay

Published in January 2012

Michael Ford of Old Square Chambers provides information and detailed critique on the right to paid annual leave.

Briefing on the Consequences of Clause 14 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill

16 November 2012

Charlie Woodhouse, Barrister at Old Square Chambers, writes about the consequences of Clause 14 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, which reversing Section 47 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and thus removes employers' strict liability in personal injury claims.

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