After going back and forth several times between the House of Commons and the House of Lords in a game of parliamentary ping-pong, the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 received Royal Assent yesterday.
Interactive training and mock tribunals - ensuring your HR function is up to speed with processes and procedures.
We believe that providing effective training not only protects you against claims but empowers you to tackle more issues internally thereby reducing your overall legal costs. Our bespoke training programmes will ensure you are armed with the practical skills to best tackle any workforce issues.
Training can be provided to your team on one or more of these topics, depending on your requirements:
- Disciplinary Issues and Dismissals
- Managing Poor Performance
- Employment Law Update
- Carrying Out a Successful Redundancy Programme
- Conducting Grievance Hearings
- Changing Terms and Conditions
- Discrimination Awareness
- Protecting the Business: Hiring and Firing Senior Employees
- Agency Workers
- Working Time Issues
- HR for Small Business
We also have a series of mock tribunals available, based on working examples, these provide an excellent opportunity for your team to experience a tribunal situation with no 'real-life consequences'.
For more information on our training packages and mock tribunal experiences please call the employment team on 0113 222 3218.
New obligations for employers to automatically enrol eligible workers into pensions are affecting more and more businesses. All employers will need to be fully compliant with the new regime as soon as they reach their specific staging date.
Legal Q & A comment as featured in Personnel Today.
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On 1 October, the majority of the Equality Act 2010 came into force. This replaced and consolidated the law on discrimination, making discrimination law more easily accessible to employees.
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There's news that employment law may not be quite as burdensome as all that.
As featured in the Yorkshire Post.
So we’re working longer and retiring later. These latest figures from the Office for National Statistics won’t come as any great surprise to employers, many of whom are now in tune with an increasingly diverse workforce.
The planned changes to employment law are gathering pace with some fresh announcements from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
What a year that was. We saw the unfair dismissal qualifying period double, the start of automatic pension scheme enrolment, heftier costs penalties, shorter cases and judges sitting alone. And a lot more besides.
We take a month’s break from newsletter production and what happens? Cases continue to pour through the tribunals, making our job of choosing a handful to report in this issue pretty tricky.
Sarah Tahamtani comments on a Yorkshire Post article - "Racy novel could prove to be a problem in the workplace"
In breaking news, the Ministry of Justice has announced that from summer 2013, (ex-) employees will have to pay fees to bring an employment tribunal claim.
It's caused a bit of a stir. Adrian Beecroft's government-commissioned report on employment law has 'shake-up' as its middle name.
It wouldn’t be a Queen’s Speech without a small element of anticlimax. As usual, predictions about this year’s main features were pretty accurate.