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  • Minimum service levels - what are they and what does the future hold?

    22 May 2024

    In July 2023, the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Act 2023 came into force. This legislation gives the Government the power to make regulations to introduce minimum service levels (MSLs) where strikes take place in "relevant services". To date, MSL regulations are in place for passenger rail, ambulance, border control, and fire and rescue services, with regulations awaited for key hospital, education and nuclear decommissioning and radioactive waste management services.

  • Seven tips to help employers manage an employment tribunal claim

    4 July 2023

    Running an employment tribunal claim can be challenging. When an employee brings a claim against your company and the ET1 form lands on your desk, what happens next? Tina Elliott, a part-time employment tribunal judge, offers a few tips to help you manage the tribunal process efficiently.

  • The Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill: Controversial in theory, unworkable in practice

    16 June 2023

    The Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill is the Government's response to the widespread industrial action recently seen across public services, including transport, schools and the NHS. But the legislation is fraught with problems - not least because it skips over the question of what a minimum service level actually is, says consultant editor Darren Newman.

  • Employment law changes 2022: Mid-year progress report for HR

    1 July 2022

    As we reach the midpoint of 2022, HR professionals would be forgiven for losing track of all the live employment law proposals and what they mean for their organisation. To assist HR with planning for the rest of the year and beyond, we round up the major employment law changes in the pipeline as of mid-2022.

  • COVID-related employment cases: 10 key lessons for employers

    19 November 2021

    Employment tribunals have been deciding coronavirus-related cases throughout 2021. We set out 10 key first-instance rulings related to the pandemic and highlight what lessons employers can learn from them.

  • 10 reasons to consider judicial mediation in an employment tribunal

    4 May 2021

    With organisations and claimants often waiting months and years for an outcome at an employment tribunal, judicial mediation could help both parties reach a settlement much sooner than they would if their case progresses to a final hearing. Alan Lewis highlights some of the benefits.

  • Non-disclosure agreements: the role they play in resolving disputes

    17 December 2018

    Consultant editor Darren Newman argues that any curbing of the abuse of confidentiality clauses needs to be done without detracting from their value in resolving disputes.

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