Analysis of The Various Legal Provisions

However, dealing with employment laws is a day to day affair for any business or industrial undertaking irrespective of the size and magnitude of the operations. Hence it becomes very essential that the employers understand and appreciate their legal obligations under the employment laws especially when the employers are keen of making changes in the working place or in the terms of employment of the workers in order to be competitive and efficient.&nbsp.&nbsp.
As a matter of fact, "United Kingdom [UK] employment law has mushroomed in recent years. Modern UK employment law first saw huge changes during the 1970s. Several Acts of Parliament introduced new and complex legislation in areas such as Equal Pay, Sex Discrimination, Race Discrimination, and Health &amp. Safety. Since then there have been even further extensions to UK employment law, particularly brought about by UK’s membership of the European Union which required changes to the UK Employment Law. Changes to the UK employment law have included areas such as the Transfer of Undertakings, Disability Discrimination, National Minimum Wages and Working Time Regulations. Year after year UK employment law continues to extend in all areas of working life."&nbsp.
In the UK the main employment legislation is the Employment Rights Act 1996. Labor legislation like the Redundancy Payments Act 1965 in the UK and the Acquired Rights Directive 1977(ARD) concerning the employment regulations of EU are examples of the development of the legal face of the employment legislation. Similarly every year tens of thousands of UK companies fall foul of UK employment law, many due to lack of knowledge of the legal obligations they face. As a result, many face huge compensation and legal costs.