A Clarion Call For Reform Of Employment Law

A Clarion Call For Reform Of Employment Law

The Independent Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy - otherwise known as the Taylor review - has been described by the Law Society as a clarion call for meaningful reform of our employment laws.

The Society had made submissions to the review, many of which are reflected in the review's wide-ranging calls to reform employment law, such as:

  • clarifying workplace rights
  • a larger role for government in cracking down on bad employers
  • a fee-free way of determining employment status

In summarising the Society's view of the review, Law Society president, Joe Egan, said We applaud Matthew Taylor and his team for the work they have put into this review. These recommendations are a blueprint to make employment law clearer and employment rights quicker and easier to enforce, to the benefit of workers, employers, and society as a whole.

The full Taylor review can be viewed and downloaded here.