Hot UK Employment Law Issues in 2020

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    Squire Patton Boggs
    7 Devonshire Square
    London EC2M 4YH

    Registration for this event has now closed. If you require further information please contact Shannon Rogers.

    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.

    Join us at our March Employment Seminar to find out 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 take effect on 6 April 2020, including a new “Day One” right for all workers (not just employees) 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, HMRC 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 before April 2020 to ensure you are compliant.
    • Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay – The new statutory obligation on employers to provide leave and pay for grieving parents is due to come into force in April 2020.
    • 2020 and Beyond – Further changes are expected in the next 12 – 18 months, including legislation regulating 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 employers. Find out what these changes may mean for you.
    • Business Immigration – 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.

    We will also discuss the cases due to be heard in 2020 that may have the most significant implications for your business.

    As always, you will have the opportunity to ask questions of our lawyers, as well as to share experiences with other delegates.

    This workshop is suitable for line managers, as well as Legal and HR professionals.

    Cost
    £40 plus VAT

    Duration
    Registration is at 8:45 a.m. for a 9 a.m. start. The workshop will last 1 1/2 hours.

    Refreshments will be provided.