• New Timetable for Major New Reforms to UK Employment Law

    The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has announced a new implementation timetable for the major employment law reforms, many of which had originally been intended to come into force in April 2013.

    Coming into force in summer 2013 : protected settlement conversations; 12 month earning cap on compensatory award; revised (Underhill) employment tribunal procedural rules; new tribunal fees; changes to whistleblowing laws

    Coming into force in autumn 2013 : employee shareholder status and TUPE reforms

    Finally, coming into force sometime in 2014 : Acas early conciliation and employment tribunal penalties for employers

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