Hot UK Employment Law Issues in 2018

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    Squire Patton Boggs
    7 Devonshire Square
    EC2M 4YH

    Join us at our March 2018 Employment Seminar for an essential round-up of the key employment law issues for UK employers during 2018, including:

    • Data protection: Are you ready for the 25 May 2018 deadline? The implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation is without doubt one of the biggest issues for UK employers in 2018. We will highlight the key changes and the steps that your business should be taking now to ensure it is prepared.
    • Gender pay gap reporting: The first reports from large private sector employers must be published by 4 April 2018, using pay data taken from the “snapshot date” of 5 April 2017. The current focus on gender equality means that such information is likely to be carefully scrutinised by the media, employees, investors, trade unions, etc. We will discuss some of your frequently asked questions, plus what lessons can be drawn from those employers who have already published their reports, the potential exposure to claims of equal pay and sex discrimination arising from your reporting and the risks to your business if you fail to publish.
    • Termination payments: From 6 April 2018, the tax treatment of termination payments is changing. We will highlight the changes and discuss how they will reduce the amount of tax-free compensation that employers can pay to employees on termination.
    • Brexit and immigration: We will provide an update on the latest position, including managing the concerns of current EU staff in the UK and how to prepare for changes to post-Brexit immigration policy.

    At this seminar, we will also update you on the most significant cases to be heard in 2018, including the EAT’s decision on whether it is discriminatory to enhance maternity pay but not shared parental pay.

    As always, you will have the opportunity to ask questions of our experts and to share experiences with other delegates.

    This seminar is suitable for legal and HR professionals.

    Registration is at 8:45 a.m. for a 9 a.m. start. The seminar will last 1.5 hours.

    Cost - £40 plus VAT