Informing And Consulting Employees: The New Law

Paperback | May 15, 2005

byNicholas Squire, Kathleen Healy, Joanna Broadbent

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A comprehensive and practical analysis of the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004. The Regulations, which come into force on a rolling basis from spring 2005, represent a fundamental and complex change to employee relations in the UK, requesting companies to set updomestic works councils and inform and consult them about a wide range of business issues. This book provides a detailed explanation of the contents of the regulations, as well as offering expert guidance on their implications for employers in practice. The text explains the operation of the new law on a mechanical level and provides expert guidance on its implications. It addresses the practical concerns and questions of those affected - when do the regulations apply; how is the information and consultation process started; how does an employernegotiate; when should a voluntary procedure be considered; what does 'information and consultation' mean; how is confidential information best treated; how will the new be procedure enforced; how does it interact with existing laws on redundancy and TUPE? The Narrative is supported by flowchartsand sample procedures, together with the full text of relevant materials (the Regulations, the Directive, and DTI guidance).

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A comprehensive and practical analysis of the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004. The Regulations, which come into force on a rolling basis from spring 2005, represent a fundamental and complex change to employee relations in the UK, requesting companies to set updomestic works councils and inform and consult th...

Nicholas Squire is a partner and head of Freshfields' employment, pensions, and benefit practice based in London. He has extensive experience in advising on collective consultation issues, especially in the context of large-scale cross-border transactions and other 'employee change' situations. Kathleen Squire is a partner in the Lond...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.74 inPublished:May 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199283648

ISBN - 13:9780199283644

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Overview2. When do the Regulations Apply?3. Pre-existing Agreements4. Requesting Information and Consultation5. Negotiating an Information and Consultation Procedure6. Standard Information and Consultation Arrangements7. Enforcement8. Confidential Information9. Employee Rights10. How do we Compare?Appendix 1EU Information and Consultation DirectiveAppendix 2Information and Consultation of Employees Directive 2004Appendix 3DTI Guidance on the Information and Consultation Regulations 2004

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`...goes on to give in-depth coverage of the scheme of the Regulations. Of particular interest to practitioners are the chapters on 'pre-existing' and 'negotiated' agreements.'Mark Tarran, PLC Employment