With the proposed law, the UK government aims to tackle the lack of social mobility among ethnic minorities.
The layoffs are part of a larger restructuring effort that the US carmarker hopes will cut costs over the next three to five years.
The European nation has been struggling to replenish its skilled workforce, and is hoping the new law will help attract high-calibre talent.
The pharmaceutical giant is restructuring to focus more on personalised medicines, a move that will consolidate more than 2,000 jobs.
The British investment firm will pay for working mothers to courier their expressed breast milk home during business trips.
Courts agreed that an executive's after-hours email amounted to an almost 50% increase in work hours over what had been contracted.
A new law seeks to curb temporary work arrangements that some say have been contributing to high youth unemployment.