Tag Archives: early conciliation
A number of recent EAT rulings suggest that technical arguments over compliance with the early conciliation rules for tribunal claims may be given short shrift.
From 6 May 2014 it became mandatory for claimants to submit to Acas an early conciliation form (or provide the details by telephone) before lodging an employment tribunal claim. For further details see here. Provided the potential claimant agrees, Acas … Continue reading
Employers should bear in mind the following changes which apply from 6 April 2014 (click on the links for summaries of the changes in previous ebulletins):
Commencement orders have confirmed that the mandatory period for Acas early conciliation of potential tribunal claims will apply to claims lodged from 6 May 2014, with transitional provisions covering the period from 6 April to 5 May. Claimants can choose … Continue reading
The Government has confirmed that the change to the cap on the unfair dismissal award will apply from 29 July 2013 (subject to parliamentary apprioval for the draft statutory instrument). The maximum compensatory award which a tribunal will be able … Continue reading
The Government has published revised timings for some of the employment law changes in the pipeline, available here. It appears that restricting changes to the April/October schedule has been abandoned for the time being.
UK: Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill: amendments to whistleblowing, financial penalties on employers, dismissal for political opinion/affiliation
The Government has proposed, and the House of Lords approved, a number of amendments to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill:
UK: New consultations on (i) proposals to amend TUPE (ii) early conciliation of claims; new occupational health proposals
The Government yesterday published two new consultations on proposed reforms to employment law. The first includes very significant proposed changes to TUPE in response to the 'call for evidence' last year:
A number of Government proposals announced in recent months (see here) – and one new proposal – have made their way into this month's Queen's Speech and associated Bills. The draft Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill includes the following:
UK: Employment law reforms – April 2012 government plans confirmed, new proposals and calls for evidence
The last month has seen a raft of government proposals for changes to employment laws. Details were included in a speech made by the Business Secretary Vince Cable on 23 November, BIS's Response to the Resolving Workplace Disputes consultation, and … Continue reading