CIPD: employment legislation should be reviewed

Posted on June 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A report from the Better Regulation Task Force which says employment regulation should be seen as a last resort has been welcomed by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Responding to the report, titled Employment Legislation: striking a balance, CIPD director general Geoff Armstrong said the Task Force¹s recommendation that Government departments give better consideration to alternatives to state regulation to meet employment policy objectives would be welcomed by employers of every size and sector. “We have long advocated that the Government should look long and hard to see whether there are other ways of achieving employment policy objectives, and ones that consider the needs of businesses and their employees,” Mr Armstrong said. “It should also co nsult with a broader range of bodies and experts when considering a change in employment policy.” Mr Armstrong said the CIPD was in favour of sensible employment protection and minimum standards, but it believes the Government should und

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