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HR legal update

HR legal update

Who should attend

This HR legal update training is aimed at HR professionals and in-house lawyers responsible for employment policy and organisational strategy.


We have not had a strong majority Government since 2005. Now, employment reforms and new legislation will be brought into force. The Queen’s Speech reflected the new Government’s predictable manifesto commitments to raise minimum wages, protect gig workers, extend family-friendly and flexible working and introduce a new immigration system.

This update covers IR35, Good Work Plan measures, pre-election consultations and key case-law developments. We also consider the scope for divergence from EU employment regulation.


09.00 registration and coffee, 09.30 start

What is in the pipeline?

  • pre-election consultations and manifesto pledges

Immigration law update

  • an Australian style points-based system?
  • ‘firmer and fairer’
  • bespoke visa schemes?
  • EU citizens and non-EU citizens: same controls

Workers rights after Brexit

  • maintaining standards: track and/or diverge?
  • pending EU Directives: will we implement?
  • the role of the ECJ

‘Good Work Plan’: April 2020 changes

  • increasing the National Living Wage
  • changes involving holiday pay, agency workers and written statements

IR 35 changes: a review?

  • continue to plan for April 2020?
  • implementing the changes in practice

Other developments

  • anti-harassment measures
  • new ‘reasonable protections’ for gig workers
  • working families and flexible working by default
  • review of worker provisions and sick pay/SSP

Case law update

  • holiday pay issues
  • disciplinary hearings: who knows what?
  • comparators for equal pay
  • cases in disability discrimination, restrictive covenants and workplace surveillance

13.00 close, followed by lunch

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Each briefing will be delivered by an employment lawyer and an immigration law specialist.

Cost: £275

All prices are exclusive of VAT

Group discount:

10% discount for delegate 2 and subsequent delegates.

Online payment discount: 10%

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