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government reformsThe Government, tirelessly pressing on with yet more employment law reforms, is proposing a number of important amendments to its Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill (ERRB). It has also published the Children and Families Bill, which aims to fulfil a number of commitments it has made on children and families.

ERRB Reforms

Key amendments to the current ERRB bill are:

Family Friendly: Children and Families Bill

Published on 5 February 2013, this bill aims to fulfil a number of the Government’s commitments on family friendly issues. These include proposals on: shared parental leave and pay, extending the right to request flexible working to all employees, bringing adoption leave into line with maternity leave, giving fathers and partners of pregnant women the right to take unpaid leave to attend two antenatal appointments and rights for surrogate parents. The majority of changes are anticipated to take effect in 2015.

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