Summer start for settlement agreements

By Charles Pigott

As from 29 July, compromise agreements will be given a compulsory name change and re-branded as settlement agreements. At the same time, a new ACAS code of practice will come into effect.

There is a lot happening on 29 July 2013 on the employment front. This briefing examines the changes the government is making on that date to promote early settlement of employment disputes. These comprise: re-naming compromise agreements as settlement agreements; limited modification of the ‘without prejudice’ rule to cover negotiations between employers and employees before the contract of employment is terminated; and a new ACAS code of practice covering settlement agreements…

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