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Employment Law Reforms

Yesterday (23 November 2011)  the Business Secretary Vince Cable was in the news when he re-ignited the debate on the consultation on the employment law reforms. In his speech on Wednesday he announced further details on reforming the tribunal system, changes to the TUPE regulations, reducing the statutory consultation

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CIPD Warning on jobs market

In the news today is comment from Gerwyn Davies, public policy adviser at the CIPD, explaining that the CIPD predicts that umemployment will become worse as employers delay hiring new staff. A lack of demand in the economy will trigger a “slow and painful contraction” in the

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Pensions Auto-enrolment

Under the Pensions Act 2008, auto-enrolment for pensions will take effect on 1 October 2012. Employers will be required to automatically enrol jobholders into a pension scheme.  Employers will be able to use their existing scheme providing it meets certain quality requirements or they can enrol their

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Government consultation on employment tribunal reform

In January 2011 the Government launched a consultation on reforms to the employment tribunal system.  Many of the proposals in the consultation were aimed to encourage early resolution of disputes, without hearings and to speed up the tribunal system.  There is a lengthy document on the proposals,

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Scrapping of Unfair Dismissal Rights

In a draft report leaked today, Adrian Beecroft argued that it should be easier for companies to dismiss ‘coasting’ employees without running the risk of an Unfair Dismissal Claim at an Employment Tribunal.  Already the Government has announced plans for the current one year qualification for employment

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