Employment Law Update

These complimentary Employment Law Updates are designed to give delegates an understanding of what’s happening right now in employment law – and what’s just around corner.

Take a seat at our free employment law update.

Delivered by our HR and employment law specialists, we’ll take you through the latest legislation, case law and its implications for your business.

Suitable for HR practitioners and senior leaders you'll hear from our legal experts about the key developments in employment law, and understand how to ensure your business stays compliant in the face of evolving legislation.


Who Should Attend?

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

Why attend?

  • Understand the key employment law issues facing your business
  • Be able to take necessary steps to stay compliant
  • Formulate your people management strategies
  • Have the opportunity  to discuss any issues with our team


Slight variations to timings may apply – please see joining instructions


Registration, coffee and networking


Welcome and introduction


New employment legislation for 2017

From April 2017 legislation on gender pay reporting and the new apprenticeship levy come into force. We take a look at how these developments will impact employers and what compliance involves. We also look at how levy payers can seek to ensure they gain maximum benefit from their contributions.


Case law up date

Our legal experts look at implications of recent decisions from the appeal courts, including disability discrimination cases relating to working practices, employer expectations and the management of sickness absence and stress. Also, to what extent are employers proactively required to ensure their workers take adequate rest breaks?


Employee, worker, self-employed: what’s in a name?

We will consider the impact of the recent spate of high profile ‘worker status’ claims coming from the developing gig economy, such as Uber, Deliveroo, and most recently City Sprint. What implications might these cases have for employment relationships in the wider economy. How do modern working practices measure up against traditional legal definitions?
Other April changes include increases to the rates of certain statutory minimum payments and changes to the tax treatment of certain employer provided salary sacrifice benefits.


Brexit update

Against an ever present back-drop of Brexit, we take a quick look at what else is on the prospective legislative agenda for later this year and beyond. What progress has been made and what are still waiting for? What else might be coming onto the Government’s employment law agenda going forward?





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