BIS launches mediation trials but are they necessary?

On 23 January the Employment Relations Minister, Edward Davey, announced a pilot scheme for regional mediation networks for SMEs. This has resulted from the government’s Resolving Workplace Disputes consultation which opened with the consultation document in January 2011 and closed with the government’s response in November 2011. Located in Cambridge and Manchester, BIS will fund…

Details

consultation on consultation

Two areas have been flagged for possible changes in the future. There are “calls for evidence” on both TUPE and redundancy consultation processes. Under the current Regulations TUPE places an obligation on both the transferor and transferee to provide information to, and to consult with, the representatives of their respective employees who may be affected…

Details

alternative dispute resolution to be promoted

As part of the government’s review of employment law strategies to reduce the number of claims which get as far as a tribunal are less controversial, and, some might say, less pro-employer. ACAS’ current power to conciliate will revert to a duty, and all cases will be referred to voluntary early conciliation before employment tribunal…

Details