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first_imgSearch engineOn 15 May 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article In the first of a new series to save you surfing time, we find the bestwebsites for further information on a HR-related subject or issue. We beginwith sites relating to employment tribunals Acas www.acas.org.ukThe Acas arbitration scheme for the resolution of unfair dismissal disputesis due to come into force next week, subject to parliamentary approval. You candownload it from here as an Acrobat file. The scheme is designed as a voluntaryalternative to employment tribunal hearings. The Acas site is also worthperusing regularly for news and general tribunal-related information. Central Arbitration Committee www.cac.gov.ukThe committee’s annual reports don’t exactly make light reading, but areinteresting overviews of the CAC’s work over the past 12 months. There’s also asection on its applications and decisions and its statutory powers. Centre for Dispute Resolution www.cedr.co.uk/home.htmA good place to start if you want to find out more about ADR (alternativedispute resolution). CEDR is an independent, non-profitmaking organisationwhich attempts to use mediation in disputes that have reached a deadlock. Itbelieves mediation is core to successful ADR. There is plenty of freeinformation on the site and you can find out how to join CEDR. Department of Trade and Industry www.dti.gov.uk/er/index.htmThe employment relations section of this site is good for keeping up to datewith changing legislation and amendments to tribunal procedures. One of themost useful areas is Hot Topics, which has workplace-related news and featuresthat frequently have relevance for tribunals. Reports marked with the Acrobatsymbol can be downloaded free of charge. Emplaw www.emplaw.co.ukThere’s a useful introduction to all aspects of tribunals in thefree-to-enter section of Disc Law Publishing’s mighty online law guide. If youwant to look at some of the cases though, you’ll have to sign up for thepaid-for professional area. Daily, weekly and monthly passes cost £5.88, £29.38and £41.13 respectively, as well as annual subscriptions. Employmentlaw.co.ukwww.employmentlaw.co.ukUndergoing a redesign when we visited, but you can currently sign up for afree trial without obligation. The new-look site is setting out to be a leadingsource of HR and employment law and is specifically aimed at HR professionalsin companies of up to 100 staff. Employment-Solicitors www.employment-solicitors.co.ukIn conjunction with www.tribunalinfo.com,this site features a database of over 250,000 records of individuals andcompanies who have had judgments made for or against them since 1998. It claimsto offer a next-day response to questions regarding an individual’s trackrecord. The site is part of the legal portal www.interactive-law.co.ukEqual Opportunities Commission www.eoc.org.ukThe commission doesn’t just exist for the employee; there’s plenty of usefulinformation here for HR professionals too. Best of all is the free downloadsection, where you can obtain copies of the commission’s good practice guides,which cover areas such as flexibility in the workplace, maternity, sexualharassment and occupational qualifications. HMSO www.hmso.gov.uk/acts/acts1996/1996017.htmThe site that spells out the 1966 Industrial Tribunals Act down to the lastsubsection. Not exactly bedtime reading, but useful to have in order to stayfully informed. Eclipse Onlinewww.irseclipse.co.uk/subjects/employmentlaw.htmlExcellent set of reference material on the subject of employment law andtribunal-related information. It also lists relevant conference information andtraining events. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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