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Top 10 Big Issues for Employers in 2016
Thu 17 November 2016, 09:00 – 15:30 GMT
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A full day employment law seminar on the Top 10 Big Issues for Employers in 2016. Each issue is given a practical context using common scenarios. There is a useful analysis of the law relating to each issue, including any relevant developments, ending with practical advice and tips on how you can deal with the problems and issues raised. Topics to be covered are:
1 - Lying in the sun
It is a common problem for an employer to decline a holiday request, only for the employee to call in sick or request a different type of leave that cannot be refused so easily. We consider what an employer can do in this situation and what steps can be taken to avoid the problem.
2 - Discrimination made easy
Discrimination arising from disability is one of the easiest claims for employees to bring and one of the hardest for employers to defend. What does ‘arising from disability’ mean how can employers avoid this type of claim?
3 - 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 what other steps they can take to reduce costs during an employee’s maternity leave.
4 - Office politics
Arguments over differing political views can cause disharmony in the workplace, highlighted this year in particular in the aftermath of the Brexit vote. We consider the extent to which an employee’s political views give them protection against discrimination on grounds of “belief” and what stance employers need to take to avoid claims.
5 - For your eyes only
The ability of employers to protect their confidential information is therefore 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.
6 - A change is as good as a rest
As they evolve, businesses often wish to make corresponding amendments to their contracts of employment and policies. Find out how to make these changes effectively so that you don’t become unstuck when trying to enforce them.
7 - Dress codes decoded
With a number of cases this year that have considered the legality of banning certain forms of religious dress, we consider when employers can dictate what their employees wear and how these recent cases conflict with previous decisions, leaving much uncertainty for employers.
8 - Keeping a private eye on employees
It is now lawful for employers to monitor employees’ Facebook accounts, Whatsapp and email messages according to a recent case. We consider whether there is a right to privacy in the workplace and how far employers can take these apparent new powers.
9 - The early bird catches the claim
A review of recent case law provides some clarification on the details that must be provided during the ACAS Early Conciliation process. Find out what flexibility the tribunals afford Claimants’ if these requirements are not met.
10 - Taxing settlement questions
The financial element of settlement agreements is usually the most important for the individual. We decode S401 ITEPI. Find out the latest position with regard to which types of payments are taxable under settlement agreements. Cost includes a useful delegate pack, refreshments and lunch.
Why should you attend?
Employment law is a minefield. We guarantee that by attending this seminar you can reduce the risk of making mistakes which can result in expensive employment tribunal claims.
Who should attend?
Directors, executives, managers, HR professionals and other decision makers.
£175 (+VAT) for one delegate
£150 (+VAT) per person for two or more delegates
Book early for our Early Bird discount (10% off if you book during September). Clients of the Employment Team also receive a 25% discount. Any organisation that instructs Rawlison Butler’s Employment Team for the first time within three months of the date of their attendance at this event will also receive a refund equivalent to the relevant client discount. For information on our cancellation policy, please click here.
Cost includes a useful delegate pack, refreshments and lunch.
9:30am Seminar Commences
11:10am Refreshment Break
11:30am Seminar Resumes
2:00pm Seminar Resumes
3:30pm Seminar Ends