Employment Law Essentials | managing absence, changing terms and looking ahead

Practical strategies and insights to manage current workplace challenges and prepare for upcoming employment law changes.

In this free 60-minute retail webinar, WorkNest’s Senior Employment Law Adviser, Caroline Johnstone, and Bira’s CEO, Andrew Goodacre, will cover essential strategies for effectively managing absence, how to change staff’s hours or days to suit your business needs, and what to expect from a new government in the short term. 

18 July, 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm

What's on the agenda?

2024 has brought significant changes to employment law. With new legislation already in effect, evolving best practices, and impending changes from the new government, staying informed is crucial for maintaining a compliant workplace.

During this 60-minute live update webinar for retailers, WorkNest’s Senior Employment Law Adviser, Caroline Johnstone, and Bira’s CEO, Andrew Goodacre, will cover essential strategies for effectively managing absence and changing hours or days to suit your business needs. Plus, following the result of the general election, our hosts will also provide insight into what employers can expect from our new government in the short term. Join the session to learn:

  • Essential strategies for managing absence: Learn how to implement clear policies, follow correct procedures, know when to escalate issues, and support employees with health-related challenges in the workplace.
  • Procedures for changing hours or days of work: Understand the rules around altering terms and conditions of employment and learn about common pitfalls to avoid. 
  • What lies ahead? Get an brief update on the proposed changes from our new government, and look ahead to upcoming legislative changes, including the sexual harassment protection law, living wage increases, and a day one right for unfair dismissal.

Have a question?

If you have a specific query you would like our hosts to answer, submit it when signing up – we’ll address as many as we can at the end of the session.

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– Garry Douglas, Jones and Clark Ltd


Half-day HR course | Employment Law Essentials for Managers

This two-part course provides an essential overview of the key areas of employment law and how they impact everyday work situations. Delegates will acquire the knowledge and skills to prevent or approach common workplace issues confidently and compliantly, helping you to mitigate the risk of disputes and increasing your prospects of defending any Employment Tribunal claims.

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