Labour Law Highlights 2014

By Rebecca Tuck, Stuart Brittenden,
Betsan Criddle & Claire Bowsher-Murray

Labour Law Highlights 2014
The production of this publication each year requires reflection on the changes we have undergone in the last 12 months. The biggest change felt this year was the 2013 introduction of fees in employment tribunals. The most oft quoted figure has been the reduction of claims by 79%. There are real issues with access to justice but with a general election to take place in the coming year, no political party has committed to repealing the fees.

TUPE 2014

By Richard Arthur

Published June 2014

As the author of this timely report notes, ‘The period since 1981 has seen the proliferation of privatisation and contracting out, with a dominant theme being a desire to reduce wages and other workforce-related costs.’ Against this background, TUPE has traditionally provided essential protections for workers. But how effective are those protections following changes introduced in January 2014?

Bolivarian Venezuela: sustained progress for workers' rights

By Francisco Dominguez and Sian Errington

Published in February 2014

This 10th in the series of Comparative Notes publications, explores the Venezuelan labour law introduced by Hugo Chavez on 1 May 2012.

Labour migration in hard times: Reforming labour market regulation?

Edited by Bernard Ryan

Published in November 2013

A collection of papers by the UK's leading experts on labour migration on the exploitation of migrant workers and the need for labour law reform.

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