With organisations and claimants often waiting months and years for an outcome at an employment tribunal, judicial mediation could help both parties reach a settlement much sooner than they would if their case progresses to a final hearing. Alan Lewis highlights some of the benefits.
Many proposed employment law changes that the Government has put forward in the last few years have stalled, mainly as a result of the focus on Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic. Which proposals could be resurrected in 2021 and what would they mean for employers?
Just because a high proportion of employees are away from the office does not mean conflict has disappeared - in some ways it has become more complex, and HR teams are calling in independent mediators and investigators for support. Personnel Today spoke to a team of investigators about navigating employee grievances remotely.
Last week, employment tribunal judges were advised to hold all hearings remotely because of coronavirus fears - a move that could form a key step in long-awaited plans to digitise the legal process, writes Richard Fox.
Consultant editor Darren Newman argues that any curbing of the abuse of confidentiality clauses needs to be done without detracting from their value in resolving disputes.
Consultant editor Darren Newman considers the current system of labour standards enforcement and suggests that the Government could play a more proactive role.
Commentary and analysis: HR and legal information and guidance relating to employment disputes.
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