In the list below are comprehensive guides and advice on the statutory employment rights that relate to worklife balance. However, these rights set limits on the very least an employer can provide without breaking the law.
Employees may also have contractual rights better than state minimums which provide better cover. These additional rights are gained, in the main, through agreements unions have negotiated with employers.
Unions and employers must work jointly to develop effective, sustainable worklife initiatives and contractual agreements that extend the minimum statutory rights.
Directgov – information from the UK Government
Department for Business and Regulatory Reform
Tailored interactive guidance on employment rights - Personalised help on employment rights
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Labour Research Department (priced publications)
The most recent documents available on this subject are:‘Making it easier to sack people is the last thing we need', says TUC
Commenting on the announcement today (Tuesday) that the government is to reduce the minimum redundancy consultation period and remove the right to redundancy from employees on fixed-term contracts, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
The TUC Rights for Interns app has been produced by the TUC to provide interns with a convenient and accessible way of assessing the quality information about their employment rights.
Commenting on new proposals for small businesses in the Chancellor's speech to the Conservative Party conference today (Monday, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
The TUC is fundamentally opposed to the introduction of no fault dismissals which would generate a 'hire and fire culture' in the UK..PDF version available for download
More than three million people working in small companies with fewer than 10 staff, or one in five of the north east's working population will be turned into second-class citizens if government supporters of the Beecroft report get their way, accordi...
Commenting today (Wednesday) on the Queen's Speech, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: "We needed a programme for growth, instead we have an incoherent hotchpotch that will do little or nothing to deal with our fundamental economic problem...
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