Need to know: Key HR updates 2016/17
Thursday, 3 November 2016 from 09:00 to 13:00 (GMT)
Join us for this four-hour interactive session, which aims to give you and/or your HR Assistant/Manager the legal knowledge and procedural know-how to manage the top challenges in 2016/17 that businesses may face.
Why should this be of interest?
Employment legislation is constantly changing, being updated and evolving, so staying abreast of these changes is vital for SMEs. It can be difficult for you and your team to keep up with the pace of change and it’s important that you don’t just know what these changes are but how they impact on you and your business at a very practical level.
What will you gain, learn and explore?
- Keeping a private eye on employees – it’s now lawful for employers to monitor employees’ social media accounts. We consider whether there is a right to privacy in the workplace
- A change is as good as a rest - as they evolve, businesses often wish to make amendments to their contracts and policies. Find out how to make these changes effectively
- Office politics - arguments over differing political views can cause disharmony, highlighted this year in the aftermath of the Brexit vote. We consider the extent to which an employee’s political views give them protection and what stance employers need to take to avoid claims
- For your eyes only - the ability of employers to protect their confidential information is vitally important. We explore the law of confidence as it applies in the employment context, the duties owed by employees and the remedies available to employers whose employees breach those duties
- Maternity pay pitfalls - the rules on the calculation of maternity pay can lead to large unexpected additional costs for employers. We explain what those rules are, what options employers have to minimise those liabilities and reduce costs during maternity leave.
Date: Thursday 3 November 2016
9:00am-1:00pm (arrive at 8:30am for registration)
• 8:30am – Arrival
• 9:00am – You will work through the areas listed above
• 12:30pm – Presentation ends for Q&A with the guest
• 1:00pm – Growth Programme comes to a close
• £95 +VAT (Discounted rate for Supper Club members only)
This is an interactive session so we encourage all attendees to ask questions throughout.
Open to business owners and their teams
Who will be delivering the Class?
Tony Hyams-Parish qualified as a barrister in 1995, conducting cases in courts and tribunals throughout the country, including the High Court and Court of Appeal. He joined Rawlison Butler LLP (a long-term partner of The Supper Club) in 2002 and is one of the few solicitors in the UK with higher rights of audience. Tony has written extensively on employment law and often speaks on employment law issues throughout the UK and internationally. He provides advice to businesses and organisations on a whole range of employment law issues and has particular expertise in dealing with employment issues arising from corporate transactions and in/outsourcing, discrimination issues and employment tribunal claims.