- National Living Wage to be increased to 60% of median earnings by 2020
- Ensure people working in the 'gig' economy are properly protected
- Listed companies to be requirement by law to nominate a director from the workforce
- Introduce a right for employees to request information relating to the future direction of the company.
- To end zero-hours contracts
- Introduce four extra public holidays each year
- Those in the public sector, maximum pay ratios of 20:1
- Increase in minimum wage to at least £10 per hour by 2020
- A ban on unpaid internships
- Extend rights of employees to all workers
- A guaranteed right for trade unions access to workplaces
- End the public sector pay cap
- Repeal the Trade Union Act
- Enforce all workers' rights to trade union representation at work
- Abolish employment tribunal fees
- To provide all workers equal rights from day one, whether part-time or full-time, temporary or permanent
- A presumption that a worker is an employee unless the employer can prove otherwise.
- An additional month's paid paternity leave
- Stamp out abuse of zero-hours contracts
- Encourage employers to promote employee ownership
- 40% of board members being women in FTSE 350 companies.
Whoever wins the general election, it is clear that employment matters will continue to be a fast-paced and evolving area of law. The legal world can be a complicated place and disputes with employees can take up valuable management time and resources. They can prove expensive to resolve, and early advice is always the key.