The period of continuous employment required before an employee is eligible to make claims for compensation for unfair dismissal will increase from 1 year to 2 years effective 6 April 2012.
Increases made in the annual review of employment tribunal compensation limits take effect today, 1 February 2012.
With 200 days to go until the Olympics opening ceremony in London, the Advice Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) has issued some tips for employers to maintain discipline and harmonious employee relations during the period of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Ministry of Justice has issued a consultation paper on possible charging regimes for making claims in the Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal. Currently claimants pay nothing to bring a claim in these forums, an anomaly in the civil justice system.
Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced a number of proposals to reduce the burden of employment law on business, as well as changes to the employment tribunal system which are expected to reduce costs to both taxpayers and employers.