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Please join Squire Patton Boggs, along with PageGroup, for the next in our series of free employment and business immigration seminars on 5 March at Squire Patton Boggs, London.
2020 looks set to be a busy year on the employment law front, with a flurry of changes coming into force in April 2020 and more legislative developments likely later in the year.
At this seminar, we will let you know what should be on your “to-do” list over the next 12 months and what changes you may need to make to your contracts of employment, consultancy agreements and settlement agreements, as well as your practices and procedures. We will cover key developments, including:
- The Good Work Plan – A number of changes set out in the government’s “Good Work Plan” will come into force on 6 April 2020, including new “Day One” rights for all workers to receive a written statement of terms and conditions; the abolition of the so-called “Swedish Derogation”; and changes to the calculation of holiday pay for workers with variable pay. We will also discuss the changes to the taxation of termination payments.
- IR35 – From 6 April 2020, HM Revenue & Customs is shifting the burden onto end-user clients to ensure working arrangements are correctly classified. The new IR35 rules in the private sector will affect you if you engage contractors who supply their services through their own personal service company. Find out what you must do by 6 April 2020 to ensure you are compliant.
- Parental bereavement leave and pay – The new statutory obligation to provide leave and pay for grieving parents is due to come into force in April 2020.
- 2020 and beyond – We will talk through some of the further changes that are expected in the next 12 to 18 months, including legislation relating to the use of confidentiality clauses in contracts of employment and settlement agreements, new obligations on employers relating to sexual harassment in the workplace, greater redundancy protection for pregnant women and new parents, and plans to make flexible working the default option for all employers.
- Business immigration – A Brexit update, including the latest on the EU Settlement Scheme, EU free movement during the transition period and the UK’s new immigration system due to be in place from January 2021.
This is an opportunity to meet and network with peers over breakfast and to top up your CPD points. Representatives from Squire Patton Boggs and PageGroup will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have about employment and business immigration law, and on the current recruitment market.
- 8:30 a.m. – Registration and Refreshments
- 9 a.m. – Seminar Commences
- 11 a.m. – Finish