Businesses and employees are being warned to prepare for new employment law and tribunal rules which come into force next month.
The changes will affect a number of areas including employment tribunal rules, unfair dismissal awards, statutory sick pay and rights to unpaid parental leave.
The new legislation is aimed at simplifying the employment tribunal process and striking out cases which have little chance of success.
Fees are also being introduced which means all employment tribunal claims presented to HM Courts & Tribunals Service will be liable for payment of a fee or an application for fee remission under the HM Courts & Tribunals Service remissions scheme.
Harvey Harding, head of private client services at PM Law, insists it is vital employers and employees fully understand the new rules.
He said: “There are a raft of changes which come into effect on 29th July and could be more on the way later this year.
“It is important that employers and HR departments who deal with employment law on an everyday basis fully understand the adjustments. The changes also affect employees, particularly if they need to pursue action through the employment tribunal process.
“Our team of Employment Law experts at PM Law solicitors in Sheffield can give jargon-free advice about the new legislation and assist with the tribunal process if necessary.”
For more information about the changes visit http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2013/9780111538654
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