Update: Government will intervene in the ‘Meaning of Establishment’ case

In our August Newsletter and recent Newsflash (Important changes to collective consultation) we reported that in USDAW v Woolworths the EAT had ruled that an employer must now consult collectively whenever the planned redundancies or changes to terms and conditions affect 20+ employees across the whole of its UK business, turning on its head the…
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Case update (1): Collective consultation – an update

What do we already know? In our recent Newsflash Important changes to collective consultation we let you know that employers must now consult collectively whenever the planned redundancies or changes to terms and conditions add up to 20+ across the whole of the UK business, according to the decision of the EAT in USDAW v…
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Case update (1): Collective consultation – an update

What do we already know? In our recent Newsflash Important changes to collective consultation we let you know that employers must now consult collectively whenever the planned redundancies or changes to terms and conditions add up to 20+ across the whole of the UK business, according to the decision of the EAT in USDAW v…
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Newsflash: Important changes to collective consultation

In our June 2013 newsletter, Collective Consultation – headaches ahead, we warned you of an impending important decision on collective redundancies. And this is it! Summary: Is the duty to collectively consult on 20+ planned redundancies (or changes to terms & conditions) triggered when the 20+ roles are spread across more than one of your…
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June 2013 case update

Collective Consultation – headaches ahead This is a warning!! Word has it (well, according to a press release issued by the union’s lawyers, available here) that the EAT has ruled that where an employer proposes to make 20 or more redundancies over a period of 90 days, it will now have to consult collectively with…
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Government reforms: (1) Updated timetable

The Government has published an updated implementation timetable for the provisions of its central reform package, set out in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA). There is little in the timetable that was not already known and covered in our May 2013 newsletter, Government Reforms: finalised, but just as a reminder these are…
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Collective redundancies: ACAS guidance arrival…

As covered in our March newsletter, on 6 April new collective redundancy regulations came into force which mean that where 100 or more redundancies are proposed the consultation will need to begin no later than 45 days before the first dismissal takes effect (rather than 90 days). We now also have the new accompanying ACAS…
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Time(table) for change

It continues to be a busy year for HR/employment law changes and, in order to keep us up to date, the Government has published Employment law 2013: progress on reform, available here. This reviews the steps that have been taken since the start of its employment law review and sets out a timetable for the next…
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Redundancy Consultation: Big Changes Coming…

In our June 2012 Newsletter, Government News: Collective Redundancy Consultation, we discussed the Government’s consultation on collective redundancy. This consultation proposed changes on the basis that the current 90-day collective redundancy regime is “unsuitable for the current UK labour market”; the law is “too restrictive”; and Government guidance is “not clear enough”.
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