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Employment Opportunities Bill


 

Employment Opportunities Bill

 

 
 

Contents

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Employment: unlawful prevention

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National minimum wage opt out

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Short title

 

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Employment Opportunities Bill

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A

Bill

To

introduce more freedom, flexibility and opportunity for those seeking

employment in the public and private sectors. 

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and

consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present

Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

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Employment: unlawful prevention

(1)   

No person lawfully resident in the United Kingdom who has attained an age

above compulsory school age shall be prevented from engaging in

remunerated employment unless one or more of the following conditions

apply.

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(2)   

The first condition is that the person is a foreign national and only lawfully

resident by reason of a visitor’s visa.

(3)   

The second condition is that the person is a foreign national whose most recent

application for entry into the United Kingdom has been refused.

(4)   

The third condition is that the person is a foreign national whose most recent

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application to stay in the United Kingdom has been refused.

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National minimum wage opt out

(1)   

Any person who would otherwise qualify for entitlement to the national

minimum wage, as defined in the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 (c. 39),

may elect to opt out from such entitlement.

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(2)   

Any election to opt out under subsection (5) must be made by an employee in

writing to that person’s employer and signed by the employee and employer.

(3)   

Any person who has elected to opt out of entitlement to the national minimum

wage in accordance with subsection (6) may withdraw such election by giving

notice to his employer in writing.

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(4)   

Any notice of withdrawal under subsection (7) shall take effect no earlier than

three months from the date that it is given unless such period of minimum

notice is waived by the employer.

(5)   

For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this Act shall require a person to take

employment below the minimum wage and no person shall suffer any

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detriment to their entitlement to national insurance benefits by reason of their

unwillingness to take employment below the minimum wage.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Employment Opportunities Act 2009.

 
 

 

 
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