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
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.
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
Thursday, 15th September 2011
10am - 11.30am, Registration: 9.30am Cumberwell Park,
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
- Maternity/paternity leave and
keeping in touch days
- Pay and benefits
- Mothers/father returning to work
- Part time or flexible working
- Paternity and adoption rights
- Are your policies up-to-date and
how to update them
- Potential for sex discrimination
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