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Current developments in employment law

Who should attend

This course is aimed at experienced HR professionals and in-house lawyers. It is assumed that delegates have a working knowledge of employment law.

Synopsis

Join our experienced employment lawyers online for this important overview of recent and forthcoming employment law developments, including focus on the future and the post-Covid agenda. Whilst the pandemic is receding, it has left many legacies and ongoing challenges for the working environment, from scrutiny of employer decisions, to unresolved grievances and potential litigation.

Evolving staffing needs, worker expectations and environmental, society and governance (ESG) agendas are also dictating the shape of work, going forwards. A raft of employment proposals were delayed but now look likely to progress in the coming months. These look set to significantly change employment law but also the proactivity and resourcing of enforcement through a new Single Enforcement Body. We will consider the latest trends and how employers are responding but also end the session with a review of recent case law and government policy developments and what they mean for the workplace.

Programme

09.30 start; 11:30 close.

The new era of flexible working

  • a pandemic legacy: here to stay?
  • legislative change in 2022
  • challenges, risks and pitfalls
    • discrimination, equality of experience, contract change and more

What does Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) mean in an HR context?

  • not just a corporate governance issue
  • why and how ESG impacts on HR
  • new policies, T&Cs, training, engagement and transparency

The future of employment litigation

  • a significant rise in claims
    • where the rises are most apparent and practical implications
  • the impact of the pandemic
    • Tribunal timeframes, emerging case decisions and navigating remote hearings
  • recent trends and important clarifications from the Courts 

Case law developments

  • recent and upcoming key caselaw

A look ahead

  • legislative and policy developments in 2022
    • enforcement, restrictive covenants, harassment, settlement agreements and more

Please note that a comfort break will be provided part way through this session.

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