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Categories:
Employment Law
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
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Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast explores proposed changes to employment law as contained within the current Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill 2012-13. It sets out the new 'public interest' test for qualifying disclosures, implications of ‘gagging’ clauses and changes to compromise agreements. It also considers the Government’s proposals to introduce the concept of ‘protected conversations’ which could allow employers to discuss issues such as retirement or poor performance with staff without this being raised in subsequent tribunal proceedings and the introduction of a ‘rapid resolution’ scheme for determining claims without the need for a hearing.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand changes being made to the whistleblowing provisions concerning qualifying disclosures in the ERR Bill;
  • Be aware of the introduction of the concept of ‘protected conversations' between employers and employees;
  • Have considered how Acas describe ‘improper conduct’ in the workplace;
  • Be aware of the Government’s proposed introduction of a ‘rapid resolution’ scheme for determining more straightforward claims without the need for a hearing.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Legislative Updates
Market Update / Hot Topic
Sources and References:
  • The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill 2012-13.

In this podcast Darren Newman and Stephen Levinson explore proposed changes to employment law as contained within the current Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill 2012-13. They consider changes to the whistleblowing provisions, the introduction of the concept of ‘protected conversations’ between employers and employees and changes to compromise agreements.

Date Recorded: 19th March 2013

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