Over the last month, the government has unleashed a number of measures to reform the employment law system today.To keep on top of the changes, here’s a round-up of the announcements:
- Employment tribunals: changes to the outdated system. Employees will need to have worked for you for two years before bringing a claim of unfair dismissal; all claims will have to be lodged with ACAS before going to tribunal; introducing a fee for lodging a claim.
- Employer’s Charter: list of what you can/can’t do, as an employer. Handy list of tips dispelling the myths surrounding employment law, worth a read.
- Default retirement age: scrapped. Employers will no longer have powers to force employees aged 65+ to retire. (But note that you’ve got until April 6, 2011 to issue any notices of compulsory retirement.)
- Parental leave: changes to paternity leave allowance. Fathers will be allowed to take up any remaining unpaid leave if their partners go back to work early.
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