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The Essentials of Employment Law    

Quick Links Full-Day Course | £289 +VAT

This course offers all those who have a responsibility for managing people or dealing with personnel issues the opportunity to gain a working understanding of their legal responsibilities under UK employment legislation. The course is continually updated and illustrated with case law.


Course Dates

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13 July 2017 - Full Day -Birmingham - Colmore Gate
16 November 2017 - Full Day -Manchester - Meeting Place
22 November 2017 - Full Day -London - 46 New Broad Street



Course Overview

The legal duties and responsibilities of employers are enormous and there are many circumstances where managers can get it wrong.  With the area of Employment Law regularly changing it can be hard to remain up to date with these duties and responsibilities.  

This comprehensive course will cover, in considerable detail, the essential statutory duties with which an employer must comply, as well as ensuring that you are fully up to date with the latest changes and developments in the area of Employment Law.

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Course Times:

09:30 - 17:00

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Extra Benefits:

  • A Seminar Pack containing the information presented on the day
  • A Certificate of Attendance


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What Will You Learn?

  • What are the responsibilities of the employer?  What statutory rights does the employee have?
  • What checks should be carried out on criminal records and references?
  • What are the employer's responsibilities to the Disclosure and Barring Service?
  • What are the rules and risks when employing workers from another country?
  • What rights do European citizens have to work in the UK? 
  • What is an employment contract? Which terms are implied in an employment contract?  Which statutory terms are imposed?
  • What are the restrictions on zero-hours contracts?
  • Can an employer vary contractual terms? Can a restrictive covenant be enforced?
  • What are an employer’s responsibilities in relation to sick pay? What are the employee's responsibilities when notifying their employers about sickness?
  • What duties are imposed by the Equality Act 2010? What are the combined discrimination provisions?
  • What are the regulations affecting maternity and paternity leave? 
  • How do the Working Time Regulations impact on the organisation of a workforce?
  • What legal holiday entitlement do employees have?
  • What is the National Minimum Wage?  Who is exempt?
  • What is the National Living Wage?
  • What are the implications for HR of Gender Pay Gap Reporting?
  • What constitutes wrongful dismissal?  What is constructive dismissal?
  • Who can and cannot claim unfair dismissal?
  • How far need employers comply with the ACAS Code of Practice?
  • What is the role of an Employment Tribunal?
  • What is early conciliation and a settlement agreement?  
  • How are the basic and compensatory awards calculated?
  • What constitutes redundancy?  How do you calculate an employee’s basic entitlement to redundancy pay?


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Course Presenter:

Paul Murphy:
Paul is a highly-qualified training professional with a successful background in learning and development.  Paul has designed, developed and delivered Business and Management Skills programmes that have included topics such as Employment Law, Project Management and a variety of essential management skills.

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Course Cost:

The price to attend this full day course is £289 per person and is exclusive of VAT and includes the course material, tea/coffee on arrival, mid-morning tea/coffee and mid-afternoon tea/coffee.



 
   
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