Steve writes about the strategic contribution HR can make to aid growth and transition in
SME's in April's HR BUZZ.
These charges are designed to deter opportunistic claims and place impetus on settling simple claims before proceedings start.
Compromise agreements are to be replaced by Settlement agreements from the summer of 2013. Key points are likely to include the ability for either party to propose, offer details being set out in writing, minimum of 7 days to consider the offer, reasons for the agreement being proposed, right to be accompanied by a work colleague & employer finds an alternative resolution if settlement approach fails.
The rules on redundancy consultation are being simplified so only one consultation exercise will be required. Also collective consultations involving 100+ at risk employees have been reduced from 90 to 45 days.
The right to unpaid paternity leave increased to 18 weeks from March 2013.
We provide some useful links we use on a regular basis as sources of further information relating to Human Resources:
The state pension age is set to rise for claiming state pensions. The government’s plan is to link state pension date to increasing life expectancy over time. Additionally there are plans to equalise the date for both men and women. These increases will steadily increase over time based on birth age.
Some key milestones being: