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The Employment Law Update

New Half-day course

£229 +VAT per person

£229 +VAT
per person

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The Employment Law Update

Half-day course

Course prices:

Classroom: £229 +VAT per person

Course overview

New legislation and regular court and tribunal decisions mean that the Employment Law landscape is constantly changing. This essential half day update will help you do exactly that. It guides you through all recent developments and highlights important changes taking place in the near future - ensuring you are fully up-to-date and well prepared.

The course will ensure that your organisation is informed, compliant and prepared for future developments. It will help you clearly understand the implications that any changes and rulings will have on your business and what you need to do to correctly apply the law in practice. The course is regularly updated to include the very latest changes and developments.

What will you learn?

The course covers new developments in legislation and case law in the following areas...

  • Brexit and the general election - what are the consequences for UK Employment Law now and in the future?
  • Tribunals - the latest developments on Tribunal reforms and fees. Case law rules that Tribunal fees are unlawful - what are the implications?
  • Employing overseas or migrant workers - the Immigration Act and public sector English language requirement
  • The National Minimum Wage - harmonisation of increases and tougher sanctions
  • Changes to HMRC rates - Statutory payments, rates and thresholds for 2017.
  • Pay deductions for striking workers
  • The Apprenticeship Levy - who is affected and how will it operate?
  • Gender Pay Gap Reporting - reactions to the new requirement. Are you ready to report? 
  • Industrial relations - the Trade Union Act 2016, strike ballots and agency workers
  • Employment contracts - zero hours contracts, employment status and termination payments (PILONs). The Taylor Report on Employment - a look at the main recommendations
  • Working time and holiday pay - significant developments in case law - is voluntary overtime to be included?
  • Family friendly rights - flexible working, benefits, shared parental leave and grandparental leave - review of recent important cases.
  • Data Protection changes - GDPR and implications for HR - Do you need to employ a Data Protection Officer?
  • Criminal record checks - further review likely due to case law
  • Discrimination - latest developments in discrimination case law.
  • Discipline and dismissal - significant judgments affecting the processes, policies and procedures in dismissal cases.

Who should attend?

This course will benefit any HR professionals or managers who handle employment issues. If you are already familiar with the essential requirements of UK Employment Law and are looking to bring yourself right up-to-date, then this course is for you. If you also need a thorough introduction to the subject, you may wish to consider our one-day course, ‘The Essentials of Employment Law’. 

Extra benefits

  • A course pack containing the information presented on the day
  • A certificate of attendance

Course presenters

  • Derek Eccleston

    Derek is an experienced, practical consultant, specialising in the provision of advice and training on employment law and employee relations. He spent over 20 years in senior HR roles in a number of industries – local government, engineering and financial services, prior to joining the Employment team of a prominent law firm. After 6 years Derek left to set up his own consultancy, in 2001.

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