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Employment Law Update

Employment Law Updates provide a greater understanding of imminent changes in employment legislation and clarification of new case law.

Are you confident that you are fully up to date with key developments in employment law?

It can be difficult for busy managers and HR practitioners to read and digest the latest legislation, case law and its implications. Free to attend and delivered in jargon free plain English, by our HR and employment law experts, this update will help keep you on top of all the upcoming changes.

This is a special event for non-members to help introduce them to EEF. Existing members should book on to our Member Briefing: Employment Law Update

Who Should Attend?

  • Directors
  • Managers
  • HR Practitioners
  • Supervisors
  • Team Leaders who are involved in HR or management of people

Why Attend?

Attendance at this seminar will provide delegates with a greater understanding of employment legislation, awareness of imminent changes in employment law and clarification of new case law through discussion.


Case law update

We will be considering some of the key employment law cases since our last member briefings. We will focus in particular on recent developments in the area of disability discrimination and collective redundancy consultation.

Who do you trust?

In this session we will focus on how to address suspected dishonesty in the workforce. By way of a case study we will look at the various stages of the employment cycle including what checks you can and can’t do during the recruitment process, how to investigate alleged dishonesty including when it might be appropriate to use covert surveillance, and dealing with the discovery of dishonesty during employment.

Holiday pay and the Working Time Directive: what is the latest news?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal heard the cases of Wood v Hertel (UK) Ltd and Fulton v Bear Scotland Ltd at the beginning of August. The Judgment, expected in October, will hopefully address the many questions about the way the Working Time Regulations 1998 approach the calculation of holiday pay. In the meantime, union pressure is gathering momentum. In this session, we explore what is happening ‘on the ground’ in relation to holiday pay. We also explore what the government is seeking to achieve to support employers in this area and why they need your help.

Legislative landscape

A look at what’s coming in this year including an update on the timing for the introduction of shared parental leave and zero hours contracts.

Question and answer session