The tables below set out the anticipated changes in the next 12 months.
|March 2013||Revised fit note guidance intended to be published.|
|March 2013||Repeal of the third party harassment and the discrimination questionnaire provisions in the Equality Act 2010.|
|1 April 2013||Changes to the funding of claims in the civil courts, including the introduction of damages-based agreements.|
|6 April 2013||Collective redundancy consultation period involving 100 or more employees reduced from 90 to 45 days and employees whose fixed-term contracts are due to expire excluded from consultation requirements.|
|April 2013||New statutory payment rates to be introduced.|
|April 2013||A public interest requirement to whistleblowing disclosures will be introduced.|
|April 2013||The new Employment Tribunals Rules of Procedure will come into force.|
|April 2013||The Growth and Infrastructure Bill 2012-13 is planned to come into effect introducing the concept of employee shareholder status.|
|April 2013||The Children and Families Bill 2012-13 has set out a new system of shared parental leave and flexible working.|
|Spring 2013*||Rounding up of increases to statutory redundancy payments and Tribunal award limits.
*It was originally intended for this to be introduced in February, the precise date of implementation is now unknown.
|Spring 2013||The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill 2012-13 is expected to receive Royal Assent.|
|Spring 2013||The Crime and Courts Bill is expected to receive Royal Assent.|
|May 2013||Changes to the enforcement of gangmaster licensing and compliance.|
|Summer 2013||The following provisions in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill 2012-13 are due to come into force:
|Summer 2013||Fees will be introduced into the Employment Tribunal.|
|October 2013||The changes to TUPE are planned to come into force.|
|Expected 2013||The following provisions in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill 2012-13 are due to come into force :
|Expected 2013||The Government’s response to the annual leave aspects of the Modern Workplaces consultation is expected.|
|April 2014||New mandatory early conciliation process to be introduced by ACAS.|
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