Current challenges for employers
We recorded a special Employment Law webinar on 19 July 2021. So-called “Freedom Day” may have been postponed from the original date, but many employers are finalising and implementing their plans for new ways of working. Whether you call it agile, flexible, hybrid or smart working, the changes raise many challenges and there are significant employment law implications.
But that’s not the only thing keeping employers busy and ensuring that their workplaces are COVID-19 secure remains a priority. We have now had a number of Employment Tribunal decisions about pandemic-related claims and these provide useful pointers to employers.
- Provide an update on new COVID-related Employment Tribunal decisions, giving helpful guidance to employers worried about claims arising out of the pandemic.
- Update you on other key cases on wide-ranging issues such as shared parental leave and the implications of “sleep-in” shifts for the national minimum wage.
- Consider the challenges and employment law implications of introducing new ways of working, including whether the changes should be contractual, how new working patterns interact with the statutory flexible working request and some consequences you may have not thought of.
- Make sure you’re up to date with the latest topical issues such as “fire and re-hire” and other developments.
As well as discussion and insights from Holly, Debra and Ruth, we have incorporated answers to the questions that we were asked ahead of the webinar on an anonymous basis.
To watch the session, click on the View recording of webinar here button.
- Click here to view a document detailing the case summaries discussed within the webinar and the published articles highlighted are as follows:
- Right to work checks – end of grace period and new procedure for EEA and Swiss Nationals
- ‘Fire-and-rehire’ in the spotlight
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Holly is an experienced employment lawyer who uses her technical expertise and academic legal knowledge to find pragmatic and commercial solutions for clients.
Senior practice support lawyer
Debra is the Senior Practice Support Lawyer for the Employment, Pensions, Benefits and Immigration (EPBI) Group. She monitors key cases and legislative developments in both the UK and EU and provides legal updates to clients on topical issues as well as future developments.
Ruth is a Professional Support Lawyer providing guidance for clients and the Employment law team, and keeping them up to date with the fast pace of change in Employment law.
Thursday 15 July 2021 – cancelled due to technical difficulties and recording made on 19 July 2021.
11.00 am – 12.15 pm