Employment Law Conference 2017 - Exeter
This topical half-day conference will bring you up-to-date with the most recent changes to employment law and the subsequent issues that may affect your business.
Key topics include:
- Gender Pay and Equal Pay
- Data Protection Subject Access Requests
- Flexible Working – striking the balance between employee rights and business needs
- Heavyweight Employment Litigation: ensuring the correct choice of forum
- Employment Law Round-up
Who should attend?
- HR Professionals
- Finance Directors
- Managing Directors
- Business Owners
9.00am Registration and Coffee
9.30am Welcome & Conference Opening
Andrew Tobey - Partner and Head of the Employment Team
Andrew will chair this year’s conference, and will also be providing an update on the Brexit landscape and the changes it may bring about in the field of HR and Employment Law.
9.40am Gender Pay and Equal Pay
Nikki Duncan - Consultant Solicitor and Preema Patel - Associate
Nikki and Preema will provide practical guidance both on how best to manage the required gender pay reporting, and how to minimise the risks around possible resulting equal pay claims.
10.10am Data Protection Subject Access Requests
Amy Warnock - Solicitor and Laura Cann - Solicitor
There has been a recent surge in the volume of Subject Access Requests (SARs) received by employers. This brief discussion will touch upon the use of SARs in Employment Disputes – providing some ‘top tips’ on how employers can deal with them.
10.25am Flexible Working – striking the balance between employee rights and business needs
Through the use of an interactive role play, Tom, Kathryn and Rachael will be examining the risks to employers of unreasonably refusing flexible working requests. Their discussion will also include an analysis of the business reasons for rejecting requests, and practical guidance on getting the process right.
11.10am Coffee Break
11.30am Heavyweight Employment Litigation: ensuring the correct choice of forum
James Townsend - Partner and Head of London Employment
Drawing on personal case experiences, James will examine tactical and other jurisdictional considerations associated with litigating in the jurisdiction of the Employment Tribunals, the High Court or concurrently in both jurisdictions.
12.10pm 12 Month Round-Up
James Baker - Partner
Delivered (as always) in his unique and engaging style, James will provide an entertaining annual review of key decisions and developments in the field of HR / Employment law.
1.00pm Buffet Lunch and Networking
2.30pm Conference Closes