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2012 employment law changes that could affect your business

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It’s all due to the government’s “Red Tape Challenge” that aims to identify which existing regulations should be scrapped or improved.

The aims of the challenge are to make life simpler for you as a business and to boost economic recovery.

Key focus areas include:

  • Resolving workplace disputes ““wide-ranging reforms to the tribunal system
  • Employment tribunal fees – changes to charging structures
  • Modern workplaces ““reforms to parental leave, flexible working, annual leave and compulsory pay audits

If you are interested in finding out more details on the above click here for Employment Law Changes in 2012.

The government is also planning other consultations and reforms in the year ahead including:

  • Protected conversations enabling frank conversations between employers and their employees about performance or retirement
  • Looking at whether compromise agreements are unnecessarily complex, whether all existing and future claims are covered and whether to remove the list of all possible causes of action
  • A rapid dispute resolution scheme for swifter and cheaper determination of straightforward, low-value claims
  • The removal of third-party harassment provisions from the Equality Act 2010
  • Reducing the 90-day period for collective consultation in large scale redundancy situations to 60, 45 or 30 days
  • Reviewing the effectiveness of TUPE 2006
  • Compensated no-fault dismissal for micro firms with 10 or fewer employees
  • Radically slimming down existing dismissal processes  so they are simpler, quicker, clearer and fairer to both parties

If you would like advice on how to prepare for any of these changes, please feel free to call us on 01332 226 149 for a FREE confidential chat.

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