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Independent research has found that the Acas helpline has averted around 14,000 employment tribunals a year.

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has welcomed measures aimed at resolving workplace disputes and reforming the employment tribunal system. It believes these measures will considerably improve small business owners' willingness to take on more employees.

Creating the right conditions for businesses to grow and succeed is at the centre of new business legislation announced in the Queen’s Speech.

The Government has amended the Equality Act 2010 to clarify the validity of compromise agreements drafted under the Act.

Government changes to streamline employment tribunals to cut unnecessary demands on employers and encourage growth, while safeguarding workers’ rights have come into effect from 6th April. The changes include:

The Government has published a Call for Evidence to examine the current dismissal process. Interested parties, including employers and employees, are being asked for their views on whether current dismissal procedures are too onerous, too complex and whether or not there is a lack of understanding in their application.

Acas has recommended that more employers should consider using mediation at work to help resolve disputes and avoid the possible costs and stresses of going through employment tribunal claims.

A former NHS divisional director has received £933,000 in compensation for the racial discrimination and unfair dismissal at the hands of Central Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Unite has announced.

Recent research by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has shown that firms with more than 50 employees have ambitions to grow, but are frustrated by a lack of skilled labour in the UK, and burdensome regulation.

The Government has announced a package of reforms to the employment law system. Changes will include an overhaul of employment tribunals, which is expected to deliver £40 million a year in benefits to employers.

Abolishing legal aid for employment advice will have the perverse effect of increasing the number of cases that end up at an employment tribunal, national charity Citizens Advice has warned.

The Government has announced that, with effect from 6th April 2012, the qualification period for the right to claim unfair dismissal will be extended from one to two years.

A report released by the British Chambers of Commerce reveals that small businesses (those with between 10-49 employees) want to grow, but their ambitions are frustrated by too much red tape.

Workplace relations body Acas is warning employers that time is running out to get to grips with the biggest-ever shake-up of rights for temp workers.

An employment tribunal in Leeds has awarded an engineer from Poland £2,250 in compensation after a colleague gave him the nickname 'Borat,' reports the Daily Mail.

There has been a significant increase in demand for help from Acas in resolving large-scale disputes in the past year. The conciliation service's 2010/11 annual report shows it dealt with 1,054 collective disputes over the period, up 15% from 2009/10.

New government statistics show that there was a 51% increase in overall claims to Employment Tribunals in the fourth quarter of 2010 - 2011 compared to the same period last year. The new figures are up 73% on the claims submitted for the fourth quarter of 2008 - 2009.

 

An employment tribunal has ruled in favour of 192 Merseyside workers who were made redundant when their employer, Connaught, went into administration, reports the Liverpool Echo.

New research into the economics of employment regulation has shown that the objections of the business lobby to many employment rights, such as the government's proposed changes to parental leave entitlements and extension of flexible working, reveal an underlying bias against employment regulation which sometimes goes against the economic evidence.

The Forum of Private Business has responded to the Government's 'resolving workplace disputes' consultation and called for more protection for small businesses from 'vexatious claims' made against them by employees.

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