EXCLUSIVE | 6 in 10 UK firms unaware of future legal changes

6 in 10 UK firms unaware of future legal changes

Despite the people function yielding such a tight focus on legal compliance and striving to play it by the book, new research has revealed that more than half (59%) of UK businesses are unaware of upcoming employment law changes – even though these laws are proposed to come into effect in five months’ time (April 6 2020).

The survey, which was conducted by Citation, found that employers who are oblivious of the proposed legal changes in the Government’s Good Work Plan could be at risk of £20,000 in fines from employment tribunals as the Government will be making this the maximum penalty for “aggravated breaches”.

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