All those dealing with HR and employment issues need to be aware that four changes are coming into force on 29 July 2013.
1. The introduction of 'protected conversations'.
2. Changes to the Employment Tribunals Rules of Procedure;
3. The introduction of fees in Employment Tribunals; and
4. Changes to compromise agreements (NB. See below for our offer of free help).
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The introduction of fees will largely be paid by Claimants, however it is likely that sometimes at least those sums will be passed on to Respondents when looking at compensation/settlement amounts. Employers will want to know what is involved.
For more information on fees, see here.
The main change to compromise agreements is that they will be known as settlement agreements.
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