5 June 2011 - The Transnational Information and Consultation of Employees (Amendment) Regulations 2010 come into force, with the aim of increasing the use of European Works Councils.
1 July 2011 - Bribery Act comes into force. The Act creates several new offences for which employees, directors and commercial organisations can be liable. The Ministry of Justice has now published guidance on the procedures that should be put in place to prevent bribery.
1 October 2011 - The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 take effect, giving agency workers the right, after a 12-week qualifying period, to equal treatment with permanent employees in matters of pay and conditions.
4 January 2012 - The last day on which an employee under 12 months’ notice of retirement can make a valid request not to retire, under the transitional provisions phasing out the default retirement age