There’s a lot of rules and regulations around employment and the workplace. How many pieces of legislation? My latest ‘bible’ the Brooker Employment Handbook lists 30 Acts and Regulations that apply. Eeek! It was complicated before, but from 1 April it got even more so with all the changes around shifts, hours, availability payments, keeping in touch (KIT) days (related to parental leave) etc.
Almost all of this legislation is aimed at employers. Granted, there are obligations in H&S for employees to report risks and follow the rules, but the people most scrutinised if matters go bad in employment are the bosses.
Should we weight the scales a bit more evenly?
What are some new laws we should have? How about the new regulation “Positive Employee Behaviours 2016”? Or a new blanket ban “no idiots, no passengers”? Too strong?
Can you think of anything you’d like to add?
But in the meantime, like Sgt. Esterhaus of Hill St Blues (showing my age) used to say “let’s be careful out there”.