Employment law ‘putting firms off appointments’

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Posted 14/05/2012

Employment law is acting as a barrier to the creation of jobs in the UK, according to business minister and MP for North Norfolk Norman Lamb.Speaking to BBC News, the MP claimed the amount of paperwork involved in the employment of a new member of staff is putting some firms off from expanding.He added another concern some companies have over making appointments is the time they will have to spend sorting out issues such as flexible working for new employees.”Employment law is putting off people from employing staff and we’re going to change that,” Mr Lamb said, adding the period in which a staff member can be dismissed without a tribunal will be doubled from one to two years.Businesses are concerned about not being able to get rid of employees who are not performing well enough, stated the minister.In the Queen’s Speech earlier in the month, changes to employment law designed to boost economic growth in the UK were announced by the monarch.Posted by Hywel Griffiths


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