A new Acas code of practice click here to read it impacts follows key changes in the law on what used to be called compromise agreements and are now called settlement agreements (e.g. extending an independent adviser from a qualifieded lawyer to a certified and authorised official, employee or member of an independent trade union; or a certified and authorised advice centre worker.

There will also be new ACAS guidance incorporating a model settlement agreement.

Note too that new guidance on disciplining at work and new rules on who can accompany an employee have been introduced following an EAT decision (The EAT ruled that there was no requirement for the choice of companion to be reasonable, as long as the choice came from an approved category.”

I have discussed the code for redundancies in my earlier blog.