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Partner Employment Law Seminar: Looking Ahead to 2010

Thursday, 05 November 2009
09:00 - 13:00
The Work Foundation

The partnership team is pleased to announce that there is no longer a charge for partner organisations to attend our half day employment law seminars run by Olga Aikin CBE LLB Chartered FCIPD. This is now an integral part of the partnership package of benefits.

Who should attend?

HR professionals; and those with responsibility for internal employment policy; or an interest in keeping up to date with current and future legislation

The seminar:

Employment legislation is continually changing and becoming ever more complex and preparation is essential. This half day session will give an overview of the areas of legislation that employers will be most affected by over the next twelve months in order to help you prepare for the future and ask any questions you might have related to your organisation. The topics to be covered are:

  • The inflexible (or less flexible) workforce - How will new rules on agency and temporary and other workers inhibit flexibility? What are the implications for employers?
  • Equal pay – The Equality Bill has been brought in to strengthen the law and bring forward new measures to fight discrimination. What will this mean for employers and what of the changing attitudes of the courts?
  • Discrimination – For employers, the area of discrimination is becoming an increasing burden. Areas to focus on will include liability for harassment by third parties and positive discrimination.
  • Re-organisation and redundancy – When re-organising, employers need to be planning ahead to build flexibility into contracts. What structures are needed for dealing with redundancies? And how do employers make redundancy selections in a diverse workforce?
  • Family law – More rights for parents?
  • The ACAS code on discipline and grievance - Is it less demanding than the statutory procedures?


Olga Aikin CBE LLB Chartered FCIPD

Olga has a unique reputation for combining legal application with the sound knowledge of UK and EU law. She writes regularly for People Management and other legal and management journals and appears on TV and speaks on radio on subjects related to employment law.

This event is exclusively for partners of The Work Foundation and there is no fee to attend.

To book onto this event, please email your name, job title, organisation, email address and telephone number to the partnership team or call on 020 7976 3512.

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