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first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Data fileOn 5 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Our continuing series of articles which give the basics on key areas ofemployment legislationWorking parentsThe hard facts Employment Bill 2001 Much has been written about the Employment Bill 2001, which is presentlybefore the Commons Standing Committee. Once implemented, it is expected to havea wide-ranging effect. – The Employment Bill 2001 can be found at: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200102/cmbills/044/2002044.pdf– Its main provisions affect working parents, dispute resolution viagrievance and disciplinary procedures and a new tribunal procedure. Therelevant parts of the Bill are: – Paternity and Adoption: Part 1, Chapter 1 – Maternity Leave: Part 1, Chapter 2 – Tribunal Reform: Part 2 – Dispute Resolution: Part 3 and Schedule 2 Reading around the subject Paternity leave and maternity leave – The government’s consultation document is a useful starting point forreading about the intentions behind the Bill:: http://www.dti.gov.uk/er/paternity.pdf– and response is at: http://www.dti.gov.uk/er/g_paper/pdfs/response.pdf– A summary of the present rights (including those recently changed on 10January 2002 by the Maternity and Parental Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2001can be found at: http://www.dti.gov.uk/er/individual/maternity.pdfTribunal reform and dispute resolution The government’s consultation document, “Routes to Dispute Resolution:Improving Dispute Resolution in Britain”: http://www.dti.gov.uk/er/individual/resolution.pdf– and the response is a useful starting point: http://www.dti.gov.uk/er/individual/etresponse.pdfIn the news – TUC Welcomes Employment Bill plans for grievance and disciplinaryprocedures: http://www.tuc.org.uk/law/tuc-3970-f0.cfm– “Shake-up for workers’ rights”, BBC news online, Friday 9November 2001: http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_1646000/1646865.stm– CBI Comment on the Bill: http://www.cbi.org.uk/8025652500531893/2141286a214cfa7b802567450032462c/93e014f6dc045ca280256b25004d62e7?OpenDocument– “Government gets CBI praise for Tribunal Reform” http://www.cbi.org.uk/80256716004baae5/33a87f2eee41b54e80256803004f04e4/bb86a4f52be5ceba80256afe003d1ee5?OpenDocumentOther sourcesAcaswww.acas.org.ukConfederation of British Industrywww.cbi.org.ukDepartment of Education and Employmentwww.dfee.gov.ukDepartment of Trade and Industrywww.dti.gov.ukHer Majesty’s Stationery Officewww.legislation.hmso.gov.ukTrades Union Congresswww.tuc.org.ukGovernment Online Information Service www.ukonline.co.ukEqual Opportunities Commissionwww.eoc.org.ukBBCwww.bbc.co.ukFinancial Timeswww.ft.com Employment Tribunal Taskforcewww.employmenttribunalsystemtaskforce.gov.ukUseful contact detailsEmployment Relations Directorate Helpline for Maternity Rights, Parental Leave and Time off forDependants:  020-7215 6207Something to look out for…Thelatest issue of Personnel Today’s sister publication Employers’ Law includesthe Government’s plans for solving disputes, the implications of TUPEregulations, and how the confidentiality secrets of the stars can benefit HRTo subscribe call 01444 445566 or click here By Sarah Keeble and Rebecca Ford at Olswang, www.olswang.com Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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