The introduction of Shared Parental Leave in April 2015 brings the biggest shake up in maternity and paternity rights for years.
Balancing the needs of your employees and those of your business has always been challenging for managers. Getting things wrong can prove costly and result in time consuming and expensive disputes. This briefing gives you the information and knowledge you need to ensure that you understand and can comply with the new legislation.
Our briefing will cover the essentials of what Flexible Working and Shared Parental Leave is and what an employee’s rights are under the new rules. We will discuss who qualifies, how it works, and who is eligible to apply. We will go through the notification procedure explaining how to handle and respond to requests.
Those employers who embrace “flexible working” say it attracts potential workers and helps retain valued employees who have skills and experience that would be hard to replace.
How can we help local employers? Hosting a FREE* Employment Law Briefing…
To assist local employers to understand their obligations, White Horse Employment are teaming up with Jennifer Renney-Butland and Philip McCabe of Renney and Co Employment Solicitors to deliver a FREE* Employment Law Briefing that will guide you through the law relating to family friendly working plus increase on your knowledge of maternity leave and the new system of Shared Parental Leave.
If you are a business owner, HR Professional, Director or Manager who oversees employees, you will find this informal presentation of great benefit.
Thursday 30th April 2015, 9.30am to 11.30am Registration: 9.00am, Cumberwell Park, Bradford-on-Avon.
What does the briefing cover and why should you attend?
The briefing will focus on:
- How far does flexible working extend?
- What should your flexible working policy include?
- How to respond to a flexible working request
- Time off for dependants and parents to-be
- Paternity Leave
- Shared Parental Leave
By the end of the workshop session, your delegates will:
- Understand how to deal with requests appropriately
- Know how to assess when it is ok to say “no”
- Confidently address requests for time off for family reasons
- Be sure to minimise the risk of a sex discrimination claim
Book your place now by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*First delegate FREE, £20.00 plus VAT for each additional delegate attending from the same organisation.
** Closing date for bookings, Friday 24th April, please not cancellations after this date may result in “Additional Delegates” charges still being invoiced.