Join our Employment team at the HR seminar on essential employment law on 30 March at our Manchester office.


Session 1: Key recent and future employment law developments

We will kick off with a review of the key employment law developments from the last 12 months and consider what lies ahead in 2017. We plan to cover the following areas:

  • Employment status
  • Disability, race and religious discrimination
  • Disciplinary investigations, warnings and unfair dismissal
  • Vicarious liability for the acts of employees
  • What does Brexit mean for HR?
  • What's on the horizon for 2017?
Session 2: Employee incentives and benefits: an essential guide to what's in store

This session aims to provide you with a quick guide to the raft of changes that lie ahead in the field of employee incentives and benefits in 2017 and 2018. We will look at:

  • Salary sacrifice schemes: restriction of tax benefits
  • Reforms to taxation of termination payments
  • Reforms of taxation of assets made available to employees
  • New tax exemption for legal support provided by employers
  • Consultations on further reforms to taxation: benefits in kind and employee business expenses
Session 3: Gender pay gap reporting: what are the tricky issues and how should you deal with them?

You know the theory, but what are the difficult issues you face in practice and how will you deal with them? Our team will bring the following issues to life:

  • Who has to report: the group or the employing entity?
  • How do you decide which contractors are "employees"?
  • When is an "employee" also a "relevant employee"?
  • Examining your payroll: what counts as "ordinary pay" and "bonus pay"?
  • Who has to approve the information before it is published?
  • When and where does the information need to be published?
  • Should you produce a narrative and an action plan?
  • What are the consequences of non-compliance?
Session 4: The risks of refusing a flexible working request: lessons from recent cases

As HR professionals you know how to manage a flexible working request, but what are the potential consequences if things go wrong? This session looks at the claims a disgruntled employee can bring and the lessons that can be learnt from relevant case law decisions. We will consider:

  • The process the law requires you to follow
  • Claims for breaching the process
  • Claims for unfair dismissal
  • Claims for direct and indirect sex discrimination
  • Practical tips for navigating the process successfully

If you would like to attend, please RSVP by clicking on the link below. Feel free to forward this invitation to any of your HR colleagues who may be interested in attending.

There is no charge for this event. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

Event details

30 March 2017

08:00 - Registration and breakfast

08:30 - Seminar

11:45 - Close

Addleshaw Goddard LLP, One St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 3AE 

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For more information about the event and to reserve your place please contact Nicola Tweedale including the subject line: RSVP for HR Seminar Manchester.