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Current developments in employment law - Labour crunch?

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.


In the Autumn, reforms to immigration law should clarify employers’ access to skilled and unskilled labour from the EU and worldwide. But in the search for talent, there is evidence that employers are tapping into previously under-utilised groups including veterans, ex-offenders and the long-term unemployed*.

At the same time, and perhaps it is not a coincidence, patience with exclusionary cultures seems to have run out. Diversity was once ‘the right thing to do’ – has it finally become a business necessity?

As employers grapple with GDPR implementation we focus on complex Q&A and the Information Commissioner’s enhanced powers. Settlement agreements are a well-used tool in the HR toolkit; the #MeToo campaign highlighted some pitfalls of confidentiality clauses, while the new Trade Secrets Regulations change the way employers protect know-how. We also provide an update on some risks of using contractors and freelancers and why technical breaches of minimum wage regulations are costing good employers millions of pounds.

* Office for National Statistics


09.00 registration and coffee, 09.30 start

Immigration update

  • Migration Advisory Committee’s latest report
  • Immigration White Paper: what it means for employers
  • UK staff in the EU?

Labour crunch: access to talent?

  • current recruitment trends: your experience?
  • gender fairness: representation, pay and promotion
  • supporting in-work carers
  • encouraging ex-offenders, former military, women returners
  • retention, including older workers

Case law update

  • associative discrimination (the ‘gay cake case’)
  • harassment related to religion
  • when is a notice of termination effective?
  • employment status including plumbers, couriers and casuals
  • PHI and discrimination compensation
  • constructive dismissal: the “last straw”?

Recent and forthcoming developments

  • GDPR Q&As and ICO enhanced powers
  • closing pay gaps: your next report and top pay
  • gagging clauses, the law and damage to reputation
  • new ACAS guidance on religion and belief at work
  • outcomes of the Taylor Review including pay slips,
  • T&Cs, contracts and holiday pay
  • off payroll working, conditions and documentation
  • more NMW workers, name and shame and pitfall areas
  • bereavement leave
  • Trade Secrets Protection Regulations 2018

 13.00 close, followed by lunch

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Cost: £249

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10% discount for delegate 2 and subsequent delegates.

Online payment discount: 5%

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