COVID-19 has already changed the landscape of working – but what will its future impact on businesses be, and how might it permanently change HR and Employment law?
The HR and Law Employment Conference is designed to help you understand your legal responsibilities, employee’s flexible working rights and offer expert guidance for creating a mentally healthy, and compliant workplace.
What will you learn from this essential conference?
- Good Work Plan 2020: what does it mean in practice and key challenges? – Proposals that are to be implemented from April 6th, and other changes with no set date – when do businesses become liable?
- Mental health and the employer’s legal responsibility – What are your legal responsibilities and duty of care to your employees? Are you utilising the Access to Work funding, and what training can your managers receive
- The tough conversations: layoffs, redundancies and tribunals – how do you get ready to have those conversations with your employees? What preparations and evidence do you need for tribunals as an employer?
- The future of the UK and the impact on recruitment and employment – What are UK-based rights and what are regulations set by EU Directive? What are we expecting from the proposed Australian style points-based system (PBS)? How is the UK going to recognise EEA obtained professional qualifications?
- How COVID-19 has shifted the dynamics of work – Key challenges around reducing work hours, lay-offs and redundancies, Flexible Working Regulations and employee wellbeing when remote-working.
- Discrimination and anti-harassment in the workplace – Are you providing an inclusive and supportive work environment? How are you handling discrimination and anti-harassment in your workplace? From NDA’s too philosophical beliefs as protected characteristics, learn new case law relating to the Equality Act 2010.
- Registration and refreshments
Chair’s welcome and introduction
How COVID-19 has shifted the dynamics of work
Mental health and the employers legal responsibility
•The role of HR and mental health & wellbeing
•What are your legal responsibilities and duty of care to your employees?
•Working to reduce mental-health stigma in your organisation
- Morning coffee break
Discrimination and anti-harassment in the workplace
- Lee Jefcott
- Case law examples relating to the Equality Act 2010 and challenges today
- Non-Disclosure Agreements and sexual harassment
- Pregnancy and maternity discrimination – what is the latest update to legislation?
The tough conversations: layoffs, redundancies and tribunals
- Handling layoffs, dismissals and redundancies
- Having difficult conversations
- Tribunals: preparations and evidence as an employer
- Networking lunch
Good Work Plan 2020 and Changes to IR35: what does it mean in practice and what are the key challenges?
- Lee Jefcott
- Proposals already implemented
- Future changes to come into effect
- Current and ongoing consultations
- Freelancers and contractors – what can we expect with IR35?
- Afternoon break
The future of the UK and the impact on recruitment and employment
- What might change? Discussion of UK vs. EU-based rights
- Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) and the Australian style points-based system (PBS)
- Recognising EEA obtained professional qualifications
- Brexit – Settled Status and employing EU workers after the end of transition period
- Close of conference