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Employment Law Update - 2021

Join our webinar to hear from our legal experts about key employment law decisions from the last six months and how these might impact on your practices, as well as important forthcoming legislative and Government policy developments that are relevant to HR. 

About event

Our legal experts will explain: 

  • key employment law decisions from the last six months and how these might impact on your practices; and
  • important legislative and Government policy developments that are relevant to HR. 

In our case law update, we will focus on recent decisions exploring:

  • how employers contemplating redundancies should determine whether they are subject to the duty to collectively consult (plus the impact of Brexit on the status of ECJ case law in the UK going forwards);
  • whether an employer can rely on the 'reasonable steps' defence to harassment where it previously provided training to the perpetrator of harassment and other employees; and
  • rules around the enforceability of non-compete, non-solicitation and non-dealing clauses in employment contracts.  We also touch briefly on a new Government proposal to legislate in relation to non-compete restrictions (as it is thought this may “unleash innovation” following the Covid-19 pandemic and mirror innovation hub jurisdictions, such as California and Israel, which do not enforce non-competition obligations).

We will then share insights on key legislative developments, including: 

  • the fact that the duty to make reasonable adjustments is a continuing obligation; 
  • the potential breadth of reasonable adjustments; and
  • the limits on an employee’s ability to claim discrimination arising from disability.
  • an HR-focused update on Covid-19;
  • gender pay gap reporting (including adjustments to account for furlough); 
  • IR35 changes from April 2021; 
  • statutory rate rises from April 2021; 
  • GDPR; and
  • right to work checks post-Brexit.

The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session for you to ask questions of our expert speakers.

Who should attend?

This workshop is suitable for HR professionals and senior managers.

More details

Two hour (afternoon) webinar on 20 April 2021 14:30pm - 16:30pm