Information for CIPD members on developments in UK employment law since January 2010. Covers Acts of Parliament, Statutory Instruments (SIs), European Directives, Codes of Practice and future proposed legislation.
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The revised Directive includes proposals to extend paid maternity leave to 20 weeks. The proposals must be approved by the EU Council of Ministers before they can be adopted.
Adopted November 2003. Details of proposals to revise the Directive, particularly the provisions relating to the 48-hour week opt-out and on-call time.
Royal Assent 25 April 2013. The Act contains a wide variety of provisions to reform employment law, including pre-claim conciliation, greater use of settlement agreements and changes to whistleblowing protections.
Royal Assent 1 May 2012. The Act implements changes to CRB checking and checking against barred lists and the setting up of a new Disclosure and Barring Service.
Royal Assent 25 April 2013. Introduces new kind of employment status called employee where in return for giving up certain employment rights, employees will be given between £2,000 and £50,000 of shares that are exempt from capital gains tax. The new status is expected to come into force on 1 September 2013.
Royal Assent 1 May 2012. Enacts legal aid and litigation, funding reforms and changes to the sentencing and punishment of offenders.
Acas has launched a public consultation on the new draft Code of Prectice on the extended right to request flexible working.
Acas consults on the new draft Code of Practice. Consultation ends 9 April 2013.
Royal Assent 3 November 2011. Brings forward an increase in the state pension age (SPA) to 66 by October 2020 and women's SPA to 65, in line with men's SPA, by November 2018. Includes measures to help companies auto-enrol into a pensions scheme.
Adopted on 7 July 2010 and implements equal treatment between self-employed men and women. Member states have two years to implement the Directive.
Royal Assent 8 March 2012. Aims to simplify the benefits system in order to improve work incentives by removing its complexity and reducing unnecessary administration. Introduces a new Universal Credit.
Published on 11 May 2011. The statutory code explains how the Data Protection Act 1998 applies to the sharing of personal data.
Came into force 3 April 2011. Provides practical guidance on the legal requirements relating to disciplinary and dismissal procedures and good employment practice in dealing with grievances.
Came into force 1 January 2010. Revised version providing guidance for employers.
Came into force on 6 April 2011. Explains the equal pay provisions in the Equality Act 2010.
Came into force on 6 April 2011. Provides guidance on the provisions in the Equality Act 2010 which relate to employment and work-related activities.
Came into force 1 May 2011. Replaces the 2006 version.
Came into force 19 April 2012. Replaces previous Code published in 2004.
Royal Assent 8 April 2010. Coming into force 2010 - 2012. Details of the implementation of the the Equality Act 2010 which aims to consolidate and simplify discrimination legislation.
Royal Assent 22 March 2011. Repeals the statutory grievance procedures in Northern Ireland and will introduce the right to request time off for training.
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