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Softworld feature: Employment law update


Stuart Chamberlain, Employment Law author at Gee Publishing will be hosting a free ’employment law update’ on Thursday 21 October between 12.45 – 13.00 at the forthcoming Softworld HR & Payroll event.

Stuart’s seminar aims to provide attendees with a snap shot of current and forthcoming legislative developments in employment law together with recent case law that will impact on the employment relationship.

The seminar will have three key strands:

1. Review of legislation

This first part of the presentation will focus on the raft of new legislation that has recently come into force including:

• Regulations outlawing discrimination in the workplace on grounds of sexual orientation and religion or belief, which came into force in December 2003
• the new Dispute resolution procedures that will be introduced on 1 October 2004; and
• amendments to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, including the extension of the scope of the Act to all businesses, regardless of size – which also come into force on 1 October 2004

2. Recent case law

This part of the seminar will focus on recent case law and its implications for employers and employees in the following areas:

• Disability
• Dismissal and breach of contract
• ‘Family friendly’ policies

3. Forthcoming legislation

The final part of the presentation will consider forthcoming legislation and what’s in store in the future.

• The Employment Relations Act 2004 and trade union rights
• The Information and Consultation regulations, which are scheduled to come into force in 2005
• New TUPE Regulations governing business transfers; and
• Age Discrimination: measures that will outlaw this are due to be in place by December 2006

Take a look at the free seminar programme

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