Employment Webinars

Nicola Smyrl, Partner presents: Recruitment – avoiding common pitfalls & ensuring your approach is up to date.

When: Wednesday 3rd May 2023 @ 12:30pm

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Recruitment is high on the agenda for many businesses at the current time and many employers are looking at new ways to attract staff.

It is important for employers to be aware of the potential pitfalls that they may face when deciding to recruit a new employee.

In this webinar, in addition to identifying those pitfalls, we will consider how they may be avoided by following best practice at each stage of the recruitment process.

Topics for discussion will include advertising the vacancy, appropriate questions for the application form and interview, right to work checks and immigration issues, shortlisting and offers of employment. There will also be an opportunity to ask Nicola questions.

Nicola Smyrl, Partner presents: An overview of complicated aspects of Holiday Pay for irregular hours and casual workers.

When: Wednesday 24th May 2023 @ 12:30pm

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In recent years, the Government and the courts have made a number of changes to the law surrounding the calculation of holiday pay for irregular hours and casual workers, with more changes expected in 2023 and beyond.

This has left many employers and HR professionals confused about how to calculate holiday pay and what the consequences are if employers make the potentially costly mistake of getting it wrong.

In this webinar, Anna Bithrey will provide you with an overview of all the tricky aspects of holiday pay for irregular hours and casual workers.

The discussion will include:

– the basic principles of calculating holiday pay and what to include in those calculations,

– recent changes in the law,

– the consequences of getting holiday pay wrong and,

the recent Government consultation along with other expected changes in 2023.

There will also be an opportunity for attendees to ask Anna questions.

Alec Colson, Partner & Head of Department presents: Redundancy – What employers need to know.

When: Wednesday 7th June 2023 @ 12:30pm

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With the return of high inflation and the general economic outlook being uncertain, many businesses are now considering their staffing structures to ensure that they met current and future market conditions.

Changes to employees working arrangements may lead to redundancies and it is important that employers manage the process of change in accordance with the legal requirements.

In this Webinar Alec Colson will explain ways to manage change in the workplace and how to handle a redundancy situation.

In particular, he will address the importance of meaningful consultation with the employees affected by proposed new working arrangements.

He will explain the legal definition of redundancy followed by practical advice as well as cover the Governments recently published draft code on Fire and Re- Hire.

There will also be opportunity for attendees to ask Alec questions.