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Information & consultation
Employers are obliged to inform and consult with employees in certain workplace scenarios. Under the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004, an employer may be obliged to consult with its workforce on key matters that affect employment. If an employer receives a valid request from its employees it is required to enter into negotiations to establish a procedure for informing and consulting them.
Where an employer is making collective redundancies or is party to a TUPE transfer, either as the transferee or the transferor, it is required to inform and consult with “appropriate representatives” of the affected employees.
24 Sep 2020
Employers must “exhaust all possible alternatives” before making redundancies, a joint statement from Acas, the Confederation of British Industry and...
16 Sep 2020
The Unite union has added to calls for the government to extend the furlough scheme beyond the end of October...
15 Sep 2020
With job losses never far from the headlines and the end of the furlough scheme looming, businesses are evaluating the...
5 Aug 2020
Conciliation service Acas has experienced a marked increase in calls to its helpline on the subject of redundancy during the...
4 Aug 2020
With job losses continuing to hit the headlines, many employers are wrestling with the practical issues involving redundancy consultations, and...
29 Jul 2020
The value of claims paid from the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has reached £31.7bn, according to the latest data...
24 Jul 2020
Demoting employees as part of a restructuring programme may offer a more favourable alternative to redundancies, but employers need to...
2 Jul 2020
Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme include the introduction of flexible furlough and the gradual withdrawal of funding.
12 Jun 2020
With mass redundancies expected over the coming months, it’s easy to focus on supporting those losing their jobs. But ‘survivors’...
10 Jun 2020
In the view of the global economic recession, international employers should know their legal responsibilities in different countries. Alain-Christian Monkam...
4 Jun 2020
More than 60 former employees of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s restaurant group, which went into administration last year, have been...
12 May 2020
Changing the defined contribution (DC) pension scheme might be something organisations are considering in the context of furlough or simply...
1 May 2020
Jonathan Maude looks at the risks and complications inherent in the redundancy process, which many businesses may not have considered
16 Apr 2020
Employers’ obligations under the pensions automatic enrolment rules continue to apply, but the Pensions Regulator has made a number of...