Employment law should be simplified and its burdens, both practical and complance cost related, should be eased for small companies.
Businesses employing less than 50 employees should not be subject to the same onerous and costly rules which apply to those with hundreds of employees and access to armies of employment law specialists.
Ideally, compliance derogations should exist on a sliding scale, according to the number of employees in an enterprise.
Why is this idea important?
Employment law is now far too complex and too expensive for small enterprises.
It is all too easy to fall foul of the rules by accident, and to be hit by costly litigation as a result.
The current appalling maze of legislation and regulation is a serious disincentive to grow a business.