Employment

Arbitration and ADR in employment disputes

The Employment Lawyers' Association (ELA)  has established an Arbitration and ADR Group to consider the level of interest in arbitration to resolve employment disputes and the scope for its greater use in the future, along with early neutral evaluation, mediation … Continue reading

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ADR Practical Guide No. 7: Mediating employment and workplace disputes

We are pleased to launch the seventh guide in our series of ADR Practical Guides, designed to provide clients with essential practical guidance on various processes falling under the banner of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), with a particular focus on mediation. Guide No. … Continue reading

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USA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration Announces ADR Pilot Programme for Whistleblower Complaints

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which is part of the United States Department of Labor, has announced that it is implementing an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) pilot programme for certain whistleblower complaints.   OSHA’s mission is “to assure safe … Continue reading

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Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service plays key role in NFL-NFLRA agreement

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), created in 1947, is an independent United States government agency whose mission is to “preserve and promote labour-management peace and cooperation.”  Headquartered in Washington, D.C., with 10 district offices and more than 60 … Continue reading

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Regional Mediation Training Scheme for employment disputes launched in Cambridge and Manchester

On 21 June 2012 the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) announced that Consensio, a member of the Civil Mediation Council (CMC), will conduct training in mediation for employees from a group of 24 small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) … Continue reading

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Regional mediation pilot scheme launched for employment disputes

On 23 January 2012 the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) announced a pilot scheme for two regional mediation networks for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This is the latest step in the reforms to the employment tribunal system. … Continue reading

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Government publishes response to consultation on Resolving Workplace Disputes

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the then Tribunals Service (now HMCTS) jointly issued a consultation document on 27 January 2011 that set out a series of detailed proposals on how the employment tribunal system should be … Continue reading

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Government publishes research on judicial mediation in Employment Tribunals

The Ministry of Justice has published the results of an evaluation of the judicial mediation service piloted in three regions of England by the Employment Tribunal Service. The pilot was for discrimination cases in the Employment Tribunals between June 2006 … Continue reading

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Changes to the Industrial Relations Act in Singapore allow employees to pursue mediation

On 1 February 2011 amendments to the Industrial Relations Act were brought into force in Singapore. Among the amendments is the establishment of a new scheme for the mediation of certain disputes involving employees who are employed in “professional, managerial … Continue reading

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New guidance on workplace mediation produced by the TUC and ACAS

In a newly published document entitled “Mediation: A guide for trade union representatives“, ACAS and the TUC provide guidance in relation to the use of mediation in workplace disputes, with a view to raising awareness amongst trade union representatives of … Continue reading

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