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ACAS set to amend Code on employee’s right to be accompanied

We recently wrote an article on the case of Toal and Another v GB Oils and an employee’s absolute right to choose a companion at a disciplinary or grievance hearing: https://devonshiresemployment.com/2013/10/04/right-to-choose-companion-is-an-absolute-right/ In this case the employer had relied on an … Continue reading

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New Acas guidance published on collective redundancies

On 6 April 2013 Acas issued new non-statutory guidance following the Government’s changes to the rules on collective redundancies that we reported on in our article dated 18 December 2012. In summary, the minimum consultation period has been reduced from … Continue reading

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ACAS Consultation on settlement agreements

The Government is currently in the process of introducing changes to legislation in relation to offers of settlement and settlement agreements. These changes will be made under the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, which is currently progressing through Parliament. ACAS … Continue reading

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Consultation on Early Conciliation by ACAS

In January 2013 the Government launched a consultation on the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill which, once in force, will require prospective Claimants to request early conciliation before certain proceedings can be issued at the Employment Tribunal. This change ensures … Continue reading

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A Sign of the Times – Are you prepared?

Acas has today placed guidance on its website about the importance of employers putting in place a policy on Social Networking. With smart phones, internet, tweeting and blogging becoming the norm, social networking is starting to cost employers who are … Continue reading

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