COVID-19 live employer Q&A: Helping Hospitality out of hibernation

Our Employment Law and Health & Safety experts offer their advice on reuniting your team and reactivating your Hospitality business safely in an inherently social environment.

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Tune in live: Monday 22nd June
15:00 - 15:45

With Hospitality businesses having watched from the sidelines as other sectors reopen, pubs, restaurants, hotels and cinemas in England have now been given a provisional re-opening date of 4 July. However, with the caveat that appropriate social distancing measures must be in place, plus a number of factors to consider when reassembling your workforce, getting back to business won’t be as easy as flipping the closed sign.

Join our Employment Law and Health & Safety Directors, James Tamm and Nick Wilson, as they dissect all the major talking points and explore how you can brace your business for a smooth, safe transition to the new norm.

With staff dispersed since March, James will explain how to mobilise your team, covering essential employment topics such as workforce planning, staff absence, test and trace guidance and furlough. In addition, as the public descend on hospitality hotspots, Nick will outline how you can keep customers and staff safe, including practical control measures and social distancing, risk assessing your practices and premises, and your legal obligations.

With hospitality businesses likely to come under the microscope over the coming weeks and months, this 30-minute session will help you to develop a robust plan of action, understand the latest government guidance, avoid costly mistakes, preserve your reputation, and minimise any delays to getting your business back on track.

Due to the high relevance of these webinars for businesses, our virtual training sessions have been regularly oversubscribed and we tend to receive hundreds of questions. Please rest assured that even if we don’t have time to answer your question during the Q&A, we will respond to you personally afterwards.

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Visit our free Coronavirus Advice Hub to watch our last COVID-19: Live employer Q&A on demand. Here, you can also download a range of useful resources, including helpful guidance notes, sample letters and policies, and risk assessment templates, which are updated regularly to reflect current government guidance.

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About the Hosts

James Tamm

Director of Legal Services at Ellis Whittam

Since qualifying as a solicitor in 2007, James has specialised in employment law exclusively. 

His practice includes advising on a full range of non-contentious issues, encompassing disciplinary matters, redundancies, grievances, restructures, TUPE and industrial relation disputes.

James also has extensive experience in dealing with Employment Tribunal claims, including representation in a full range of unfair dismissal cases, discrimination claims, protective awards, TUPE and whistleblowing claims.

James previously headed the Litigation Team at Ellis Whittam before going on to become Head of Employment Law and then Director of Legal Services. In his current position, he is responsible for delivering the Legal Team’s strategic objectives, with direct line management responsibility for a team of approximately 45 lawyers.

Nick Wilson

Director of Health & Safety Services at Ellis Whittam

Nick is a Chartered safety practitioner and Director of Health & Safety Services at Ellis Whittam.

Having spent more than 25 years in the field, formerly as an HSE Inspector and later working alongside defence lawyers in a busy legal practice, Nick has seen the challenge of delivering safer practices in the workplace from both sides.

A former council member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, Nick has an extensive knowledge of health and safety legislation and its transposition into practical risk control measures within the workplace.

His nationwide team of consultants support thousands of clients with their health and safety needs through a combination of site visits and remote support, with the aim of simplifying compliance and helping employers fulfil their duty of care.

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