UK Employment Law Update

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    Webinar

    A recording of this webinar is now available online

    Join us at our Employment Law Update webinar when we will explore key employment law themes and developments for 2022, highlight specific legislative changes to be aware of and discuss some recent key cases that may have practical implications for your business.

    At this webinar, we will cover:

    • COVID-19 developments: Plan B restrictions in England may have been lifted, but the pandemic is not over and employers are still dealing with a wide range of COVID-19-related issues from WFH to RTO, no-jab-no-entry and a storm-surge in flexible working applications. We discuss the key questions that employers are likely to have as we emerge from this latest stage of the pandemic.
    • Diversity and inclusion: This remains a key focus for many businesses and there are a number of potential legislative changes on the horizon, including the new mandatory duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. There are also likely to be further developments in relation to pay gap reporting, whether it is the government’s review of (and possible changes to) the Gender Pay Gap Regulations, the introduction of ethnicity pay gap reporting or the latest consultation on disability workforce reporting.
    • Pay and working practices: As well as the reporting obligations highlighted above, we will discuss other developments in this area, including future legislation on how tips should be distributed and important new case law on the National Minimum Wage and workers’ holiday pay.
    • Business immigration: This will include the changes to employer right to work checks that will be coming into force on 6 April 2022.
    • Other employment law developments: There is potentially a great deal more happening on the legislative front during 2022; many different proposals were parked in 2021 because of the pandemic “until Parliamentary time allows”, but at least some of them are likely to re-surface this year, including the much-talked-about Employment Law Bill, proposed reforms to post-termination non-competition clauses and restrictions on confidentiality wording in contracts of employment and settlement agreements.

    The main webinar presentation will last 50 minutes, followed by a 10-minute online question and answer session.

    This webinar will be of particular interest to HR professionals and in-house counsel.