White Horse Employment and Professional Resources

Issue 55, July 2011

Family Friendly Working?
Are you an Employer in the know?

Faced with a barrage of constantly changing rules and regulations, employing staff is a potential minefield for any employer - from the smallest family run business to the largest multinational organisation.

Despite the Government's commitment to reducing the regulatory burdens on business, this year has seen a significant number of changes to employment law.

Employers are now faced with further changes to encourage a "family friendly" working environment - in particular, the new Parental Leave Regulations which are now in force and affect all parents of children born or adopted after 3rd April 2011.

How can we help you?
Hosting a FREE* Employment Seminar

The times when difficulties can arise and things can go wrong are during the period of parental leave and when an employee returns to work. Sylvester Mackett Solicitors Logo

To assist local employers to understand their obligations, we have teamed up with Sylvester Mackett Solicitors to deliver a FREE*  essential workshop that will guide you through employment law relating to maternity, paternity, pregnancy and adoption leave including the latest changes in legislation.

Thursday, 15th September 2011
10am - 11.30am, Registration: 9.30am Cumberwell Park, Bradford-on-Avon

What does the workshop cover?

The workshop - presented by Philip McCabe - a solicitor specialising in employment law - will guide you through the law and take a practical look at problem areas:

  • Rights for pregnant workers and their partners
  • Maternity/paternity leave and keeping in touch days
  • Pay and benefits
  • Mothers/father returning to work
  • Part time or flexible working requests
  • Paternity and adoption rights
  • Are your policies up-to-date and how to update them
  • Potential for sex discrimination claims

By the end of the workshop your delegates will:

  • Be familiar with the content of the relevant law
  • Understand the significant issues for pregnant workers and those on leave
  • Be able to recognise potential problem areas and minimise the risk of claims
  • Know how to deal successfully with requests for part time or flexible working

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* First delegate FREE, £20.00 plus VAT for each additional delegate attending from the same organisation
** Closing date for bookings: 9th September 2011, please note cancellations after this date may result in "Additional Delegates" charges still being invoiced