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Here we summarise the latest employment law changes and legal updates. We provide our members with a trusted source of advice for employers, employees, Government and others. The Government has introduced several new changes in employment law in 2017. Brief details of these changes are listed below. Trade Union Act – March 2017 The Act reforms the rules on trade union ballots for taking industrial action. The main provisions of the Act are: 50% turnout threshold for there to be a valid ballot on industrial action. A threshold of 40% support from all members in order to take industrial action in