Employment Law

Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Employment Law
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 18:00 - 20:00 (GMT)

Holiday Inn Ipswich
London Road
United Kingdom

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About this Event
This course is intended to provide an update for those with responsibility for advising employers in relation to a number of areas of business, whereby knowledge of employment law in terms of both recent developments and impending change is important. The course is tailored to those who are also employers themselves and addresses common areas of concern as regards the management of employees, their reasonable expectations and/or rights. 

It is intended that the following areas will be covered: 
  • Employment status; recent case law and the importance of Uber and Pimlico Plumbers judgement. Workers/employees/independent contractors
  • Employment contracts; holiday and overtime pay calculation. 48-hour week and exceptions, and sick leave carry over.
  • Living wage and minimum wage. Where do apprentices fit in? Family rights
  • Settlement payments; Taxation of PILONs post-April 2018. Compensation limits
  • Employment tribunals; avalanche! The removal of the fee regime, the new wave of claims, and the old ones that were barred. 
  • Dismissals; recent case law and best practice to avoid the Employment Tribunal claim. 
  • Case law miscellany - hot off the press items - what's happening next year?
Members: £30 
Non-Members: £40 
Students: Free 
Retired Members: £25

6:00 PM Registration
6:30 PM Lecture starts

About The Speaker 
Nigel French
Nigel is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and holds an LLM from the University of Leicester. He is also a Commissioner for Oaths.

His previous experience includes over 30 years' direct experience in law, in the private and public sector. He spent six years as litigation department manager for London local authority prior to his appointment as a lecturer in law, in what is now the University of Suffolk. 

Nigel spent ten years as a lecturer on high level programmes, specialising in professional vocational courses, post-graduate and masters' courses. He is a regular presenter of workshops and seminars in industry. Making use of case studies, Nigel prefers an interactive approach to what are after all, practical problems; bringing the topic "off the page" and into the real, inelegant world of workplace relationships, and their effective management. Nigel left the University in 2009 to pursue a full-time consultancy career. He is still a visiting senior lecturer at the University of Suffolk and Anglia Ruskin University.

Current activities: 
In addition to lecturing, Nigel established a specialist employment law and HR consultancy with private and public employers. His clients include solicitors, small commercial concerns, to larger employers including multi-national companies, the Independent Police Complaints Commission, health trusts, a major port authority, and governmental departments. Representation is in the form of general and specific advice on all employment-related areas. 

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