Stop businesses including government from changing existing Employment Contracts to save them money.

Make it illegal for employers to change existing employees Contracts of Employment and Pay Scales to the detriment of the employee.

Why is this idea important?

Make it illegal for employers to change existing employees Contracts of Employment and Pay Scales to the detriment of the employee.

Exempt employers with less than 10 employees from all labour laws

Exempt employers who employ less than 10 employees from all labour laws including laws relating to contracts of employment, job security, equality, wages, hours, collective labour laws, maternity pay, paternity pay, statutory sick pay, etc.

Why is this idea important?

Exempt employers who employ less than 10 employees from all labour laws including laws relating to contracts of employment, job security, equality, wages, hours, collective labour laws, maternity pay, paternity pay, statutory sick pay, etc.

Restrict IP laws used to stifle new business

A contract of employment at a former employer has a clause in it that basically says that anything staff so much as think about while employed there belongs to the company. It goes far beyond simply protecting the company's own intellectual property and covers absolutely everything, regardless of any relevance to the company and its products or services. 

The clause also effectively lays claim to any intellectual property staff may subsequently develop after they leave that company. 

The company uses this clause to legally intimidate anyone who leaves to set up their own business or who leave to work for rival companies.

As new businesses typically have little time or money to defend themselves against avaricious former employers, could the government make such restrictive covenants on employment contracts illegal, or set up a lower-cost court that can deal solely with supposed breaches of employment contract, reducing the time and cost of dealing with bullying employers? 

Why is this idea important?

A contract of employment at a former employer has a clause in it that basically says that anything staff so much as think about while employed there belongs to the company. It goes far beyond simply protecting the company's own intellectual property and covers absolutely everything, regardless of any relevance to the company and its products or services. 

The clause also effectively lays claim to any intellectual property staff may subsequently develop after they leave that company. 

The company uses this clause to legally intimidate anyone who leaves to set up their own business or who leave to work for rival companies.

As new businesses typically have little time or money to defend themselves against avaricious former employers, could the government make such restrictive covenants on employment contracts illegal, or set up a lower-cost court that can deal solely with supposed breaches of employment contract, reducing the time and cost of dealing with bullying employers?