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Timetable for Employment Law Changes

The government have announced the timetable for future employment law changes. The most significant changes are:

From summer 2013:

  1. Unfair dismissal compensation will be capped at a year’s pay
  2. For the first time, employees will have to pay a fee to bring an employment tribunal claim
  3. Portable online Disclosure and Barring checks will be introduced
  4. From autumn 2013:

  1. TUPE will no longer automatically apply to service provision changes

From spring 2014:

  1. All employees will have the right to request flexible working
  2. Employees will have to submit claims to ACAS, to see whether a settlement can be agreed, before sending them to the employment tribunal

The precise details for many of these changes have yet to be worked out and the government have not yet given the precise dates when they will take effect. To be informed of further details as they become available, send your e-mail address to

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