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The Essentials of Employment Law

Updated Full-day course  |  6 CPD hours

£ 329 +VAT per person

£329 +VAT
per person

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The Essentials of Employment Law

Full-day course

Course prices:

Classroom: £329 +VAT per person

Course overview

The legal duties and responsibilities of employers are enormous and there are many circumstances where managers can get it wrong. With the area of Employment Law regularly changing it can be hard to remain up to date with these duties and responsibilities.

This course offers all those who have a responsibility for managing people or dealing with personnel issues the opportunity to gain a working understanding of their legal responsibilities under UK employment legislation.  This comprehensive course will cover, in considerable detail, the essential statutory duties with which an employer must comply, as well as ensuring that you are fully up to date with the latest changes and developments in the area of Employment Law.

The course is continually updated and illustrated with case law.

What will you learn?

  • What do you need to consider when recruiting for new staff?
  • What is the difference between a worker and an employee?
  • What are the responsibilities of the employer? What statutory rights does the employee have?
  • What checks should be carried out on criminal records and references?
  • What are the employer's responsibilities to the Disclosure and Barring Service?
  • What are the rules and risks when employing workers from another country?
  • What rights do European citizens have to work in the UK?
  • What is an employment contract? Which terms are implied in an employment contract? Which statutory terms are imposed?
  • What are the restrictions on zero-hours contracts?
  • Can an employer vary contractual terms? Can a restrictive covenant be enforced?
  • What are an employer’s responsibilities in relation to sick pay? What are the employee's responsibilities when notifying their employers about sickness?
  • What duties are imposed by the Equality Act 2010? What are the combined discrimination provisions?
  • What are the regulations affecting maternity and paternity leave?
  • How do the Working Time Regulations impact on the organisation of a workforce?
  • What legal holiday entitlement do employees have?
  • What is the National Minimum Wage? Who is exempt?
  • What is the National Living Wage?
  • What constitutes wrongful dismissal? What is constructive dismissal?
  • Who can and cannot claim unfair dismissal?
  • How far need employers comply with the ACAS Code of Practice?
  • What is the role of an Employment Tribunal?
  • What is early conciliation and a settlement agreement?
  • How are the basic and compensatory awards calculated?
  • What constitutes redundancy?
  • How do you calculate an employee’s basic entitlement to redundancy pay?
  • How is the way you treat your employees’ data affected by GDPR?
  • How will Brexit affect UK employment law?

Extra benefits

  • A course pack containing the information presented on the day
  • A certificate of attendance
  • Complimentary refreshments and lunch provided

Course presenters

  • Paul Murphy

    Paul is an accomplished and highly-qualified training professional, with a successful background in learning and development and 15 years management experience.

    Over the years, Paul has designed, developed and delivered comprehensive Business and Management Skills programmes that have included the following topics: Employment Law, Data Protection, Project Management, Corporate Social Responsibility and a variety of essential management skills. He has also offered invaluable support and advice to many people setting up their own business.

    Paul presents employment law courses at public venues and for in-house clients.

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