Consultant editor Darren Newman looks back at the employment law position in 1979 when Margaret Thatcher came to power, and the legacy left by her Government on the workplace.
When I first began studying employment law, Margaret Thatcher was Prime M More...09 April 2013 11:58
Employees, employers and the Government are increasingly looking to resolve workplace disputes early, avoiding the need for formal or legal processes. Mediation is proven to save time, money and stress, but the implementation of a fully integrated workp More...18 February 2013 12:22
The Government has launched a consultation on the early conciliation process, which will require prospective employment tribunal claimants to submit information about their claim to Acas before lodging a claim.
The mandatory use of early conciliati More...18 January 2013 09:51
Government sets out timetable for employment law changes
Friday 15 March 2013 14:42
The Government has set out a number of forthcoming legal amendments due to take place as a result of its employment law review, which set out to an More...02 January 2013 05:57
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) provides those involved in disagreements with an option to avoid stressful legal procedures, say Linda Goldman and Joan Lewis.
In March 2011, Acas welcomed the Government's proposal for potential empl More...01 November 2011 12:47
Acas has seen a 15% rise in demand for conciliation in large-scale disputes, such as those between unions and the British Airports Authority (BAA), the BBC and London Underground. The conciliation service's 2010/11 annual report showed that Acas had More...28 July 2011 00:00
Half the organisations surveyed in XpertHR's conflict management survey that have altered their conflict management approach in the last two years have introduced or made changes to their mediation procedures. The survey also found that mor More...23 May 2011 00:00
Personnel Today has announced the introduction of a new category in the Personnel Today Awards 2011 - innovation in dispute resolution. The inclusion of the new category reflects the growing importance of dispute resolution as an HR issue and follows More...10 May 2011 15:45
The amount of time spent by employers resolving individual workplace conflict has increased in more than 40% of UK organisations during the past two years, according to research published by XpertHR today. However, according to the research there was More...09 May 2011 00:01
Edward Davey, minister for employment relations, talks exclusively to Personnel Today about the Government's plans for reforming the ways in which workplace disputes are handled. Here, he explains the reasons behind the proposed changes and encourages e More...04 April 2011 06:00
Acas has welcomed the Government's proposal for potential employment tribunal claims to be referred for early conciliation, in its formal submission to the public consultation on resolving workforce disputes .
The Acas Council said that More...30 March 2011 14:07
No employer wants to go through a discipline and grievance process - they are time-consuming, potentially costly and can damage employee relations and reputation as well as the bank balance. However, many employers find themselves having to deal with th More...02 March 2011 16:49
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The Court of Appeal decides that BA was not in breach of contract by reducing crew on flights.
Dr John Philpott, CIPD chief economist, discusses recent unemployment forecasts.
CIPD conference delegates' views More...12 November 2010 09:57
Workplace disputes could be resolved earlier with greater understanding from union officials of how the collective conciliation process works, according to Acas.
The call came after an Acas survey of more than 1,000 trade union officials showed that More...11 November 2010 13:28
More than half of the UK's senior HR professionals are in teams in which nobody has experience of dealing with trade union action, according to new research.
In the YouGov poll of more than 300 HR managers, commissioned by HR consultancy C More...09 November 2010 15:59
The majority of UK employees do not believe that HR departments are best placed to manage conflict in the workplace, according to new research.
In a Global Market Insite poll of 1,000 UK workers, commissioned by the Centre for Effective Dispute Reso More...09 November 2010 11:03
Former workers at the property and environmental firm, Connaught, have claimed they received just three days of wages, instead of the three weeks worth they are owed, and that their fuel cards have been cancelled, the BBC has reported .
Connau More...21 September 2010 09:06
A strike ballot against BT has been cancelled following legal concerns about the vote.
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) was forced to cancel its ballot of BT staff after it received legal advice stating there were "technical breaches" that coul More...06 July 2010 13:11
Unite union has offered to postpone its British Airways (BA) cabin crew strike ballot to allow the staff time to consider the airline's latest offer.
Unite was due to begin balloting cabin crew tomorrow unless an agreement was reached in the dispute More...28 June 2010 08:02
British Airways (BA) is facing further industrial unrest by cabin crew after the latest attempt to forge peace with the Unite trade union failed.
The Acas conciliation service said a renewed attempt to bring both sides together had failed, pav More...17 June 2010 09:44