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 analyse aspects of regulation that affect the employment relationship.
The report, "Employment law 2013: progress on reform", provides a timetable that confirms forthcoming amendments to existing employment law as well as the introduction of new legislation.
Among the significant milestones for employers to look out for are:
- The Government will legislate for the so-called "owner-employee" contracts of employment, under which employees would be given shares in exchange for waiving certain employment rights. This will take place in autumn 2013.
- Reform of TUPE regulations, which is scheduled for October 2013.
- Revised rules for employment tribunals; the rules will be published by May to allow parties time to become familiar with them before their introduction during the summer.
- The introduction of fees for employees bringing an employment tribunal claim are also mentioned, and this is scheduled to happen in the summer of 2013.
For the full timetable of changes, see XpertHR's coverage of the Government's announcement.