Employment law

Whistleblowing framework: call for evidence

A consultation on whether the whistleblowing framework is operating effectively in today's labour market.

The administration of shared parental leave and pay

The government has published a consultation on administering shared parental leave and pay.

Fee remissions for the courts and tribunals

The objective of these reform proposals is to create a single system of fee remissions (waivers) for all fee paying courts and tribunals which is simple to use, more cost efficient and better targeted to those who need it the most.

Women and work

The Scottish Parliament's Equal Opportunities Committee is undertaking an inquiry into women and work.

Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) 2006: consultation on proposed changes

The consultation seeks views on proposals on a range of aspects of the TUPE Regulations 2006:

  • service provision changes; employee liability information; restrictions on changes to terms and conditions and protection against dismissal; economic, technical or organisational reasons for dismissal; duty to inform and consult representatives; micro businesses
  • Visit the Gov.uk website to view the consultation
  • The Law Society of Scotland's response (April 2013)

Consultation on reforming the regulatory framework for employment agencies and employment businesses

The consultation seeks views on when it is appropriate for the government to impose rules on the recruitment sector, and when it is more appropriate for the sector and marketplace to decide the rules for themselves.

The consultation is also seeking views on enforcement and whether individual enforcement would be more effective than the current government enforcement regime.

Early conciliation: consultation on proposals for implementation

The implementation of early conciliation requires secondary legislation and the development of the necessary administrative process. This consultation sets out how we intend that early conciliation should operate, together with a draft set of rules of procedure, and some questions on which we would welcome views.