Thursday 17 January 2013

Important changes to Employment Law

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has announced / confirmed
it is:-

1.    imposing a cap on the unfair dismissal compensatory award of
twelve months' pay (and still capped at the current limit, if twelve
months' pay is greater) -

2.    amending TUPE, to remove service provision changes from the
definition of a transfer, repeal Employee Liability Information
provisions, and making various other (important) amendments -

3.    consulting on the detail of Early Conciliation via Acas -

And separately, the Department for Work and Pensions has announced:-

4.    a new Health & Work Advisory and Assessment Service, to be introduced in 2014, providing (amongst other things) state funded occupational health testing for employees who are off sick for more than four weeks -

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