Employment Law and HR Update

17 May | 9:30 – 12:15

WorkNest, The Beacon, 176 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5SG

Whether through new case law or legislative changes, HR best practice is constantly evolving. Join our experts for a free, informative update to ensure you’re up to speed and prepared for what’s coming next.

Key themes:
  • How to handle refusals to attend the workplace and misconduct justified by the employee on health and safety grounds the right way
  • Potential changes to holiday pay calculations for ad-hoc, term-time only and zero hour workers
  • Changing terms and conditions of employment and the impact of P&O’s recent ‘fire and rehire exercise’

Register below for free

Interested in learning more about WorkNest? We have experts based in our AberdeenEdinburgh and Glasgow offices who provide personal, hands-on support to local businesses. 


Our upcoming event is suitable for business owners and HR professionals who are keen to learn about changes to HR best practice and have their most challenging workforce issues answered by our local Employment Law experts.

Grab a drink, network with your peers and speak to our hosts ahead of the training sessions commencing.

During this highly informative 45-minute session, WorkNest’s legal advisors will provide a helpful overview of a selection of COVID-related cases and an impending Supreme Court decision that HR managers and business owners must be aware of. We’ll be breaking down, in real terms, how these cases affect the processes you need to follow when dealing with refusals to return to the workplace, health and safety concerns being given as mitigation for misconduct and calculating holiday pay, to help your organisation avoid costly mistakes. 

We’ll also provide a round-up of recent cases, what they mean for you and what’s coming up in employment law.

Join us to learn about:

  • How to handle refusals to attend the workplace and misconduct justified by the employee on health and safety grounds the right way – With disputes of this nature expected to continue post-restrictions, if an employee claims that attending the workplace will detrimentally impact their physical and mental health or tries to justify their misconduct on health and safety grounds, how should employers respond without inviting legal issues?
  • Potential changes to holiday pay calculations for ad-hoc, term-time only and zero hour workers – following the eagerly awaited Supreme Court decision in Harpur Trust v Brazel, employers may have to evaluate their practices when it comes to calculating holiday pay (yet again!) This would also give rise to further claims from affected workers in respect of underpaid holiday pay.
  • Recent case law and how these decisions may relate to your business.
  • What’s next in the world of employment law.

Take 15 minutes before we start the second session.

With the ‘cost of doing business crisis’ ongoing, many organisations are considering ways to improve operational efficiencies and cut costs while keeping their best-performing workers engaged through these company-wide changes.

This session aims to help you approach change exercises more confidently, give you an idea of the methods employers can use, and alert you to the risks involved.

At the end of the session, there will be an opportunity to share your own observations and experiences and ask any further questions you may have.

Essential guidance we’ll be sharing on changing employees’ terms and conditions include:

• What changes are you planning to make and why?
• Three methods for making contractual changes and which best suits your individual situation
• The impact of P&O’s recent ‘fire and rehire exercise’ and how to avoid ending up in the same boat

Enjoy a free lunch with our experts and other local businesses, allowing you more time to ask questions, swap insight and experiences, and network with other likeminded individuals.

Meet our speakers

Why attend?

  • Find out how upcoming legislative changes will impact your organisation.
  • Speak to our experts about specific issues you’re facing either live during the sessions or one-on-one.
  • Feel confident and equipped to tackle new employee challenges.
  • Receive a Certificate of Attendance to support your ongoing training and development.

Your health and wellbeing

Ensuring the health and safety of our delegates is of paramount importance to us. To keep everyone safe, we ask that every attendee takes a lateral flow test prior to the event. If you get a positive result, please notify marketing@worknest.com so we’re aware you will no longer be able to join us. 

Thanks for providing such effective and interesting training, on such a hard topic to digest!”

Central Lancashire Age Concern Limited

Have a question about this event?

Contact us on 0345 226 8393 or email marketing@worknest.com