TPP Not for Profit Charity HR Seminar - Employment Law Update

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Slides from TPP's latest free HR seminar on recent and upcoming changes in employment law and how they affect not for profit organisations

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TPP Not for Profit Charity HR Seminar - Employment Law Update

  1. 1. EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE March 2013
  2. 2. Agenda• Changes to the law 2013-2014• Tribunal Tips• Interesting Cases
  3. 3. CHANGES TO THE LAW 2013-2014
  4. 4. Changes to the Law – Already in force• UD - 2 year qualifying period from 6 Apr 12• UD - Judges sitting alone• UD - Week’s Pay £450 from 1 Feb 13• UD Compensatory Award £74,200 from 1 Feb13• CRB + ISA = DBS 1 Dec 2012• Parental Leave Directive – 08 Mar 13
  5. 5. Changes to the Law – ERR Bill• Unfair Dismissal – to come:• No qualifying period for “political opinion” dismissals• Cap on compensation to be lower of• A) £74,200• B) 12 month’s pay
  6. 6. Changes to the Law – ERR Bill• ACAS “Early Conciliation”• Settlement Agreements• Pre-termination negotiations• Third Party Harassment• Discrimination Questionnaires• Compulsory Pay Audits• Deposit Orders and Costs• Financial Penalty on Losing Respondents (£100 - £5000)
  7. 7. Changes to the Law ERR Bill Whistleblowing• Belief in Public Interest (i.e. End of “Sodexho” caselaw)• Good faith• Worker• Vicarious Liability
  8. 8. Changes to the Law: ERR Bill• Week’s pay indexation• Abolition of Agricultural Workers Board• Curbing remit of EHRC
  9. 9. Changes to the Law TUPE Reform• Service Provision Change repeal• Repeal Employee Liability Information• Extending ETO
  10. 10. Changes to the Law: Trade Unions• Collective consultation period 45 days• Exclusion of expiring fixed termers• ACAS Code
  11. 11. Changes to Law – Tribunal Rules• Tribunal Fees• New Tribunal Rules
  12. 12. TRIBUNAL TIPS
  13. 13. INTERESTING CASES
  14. 14. Interesting Cases• Walker v Sita Information Networking Computing• Hawkins v Atex Group• Smith v Trafford Housing• Leach v Ofcom• Graham v DWP
  15. 15. Thank you for your time James Lynas Partner jlynas@wslaw.co.uk T: 020 7359 5170Winckworth Sherwood LLPSolicitorsParliamentary AgentsMinerva House5 Montague CloseLondonSE1 9BBDX 156810 London Bridge 6T 020 7593 5000F 020 7593 5099www.wslaw.co.uk

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