Monday, 16 November 2009

Hot topics on the agenda

We've pledged to help Shropshire businesses battle their way through the current economic crisis with a new season of our popular HR and Employment Law in Practice (HELP) forums.

Hosted by our Alpha HR Team, the next event in the programme will be held at our offices at The Foundry, in Euston Way, Telford, on November 24, and will specifically target the challenges companies are now facing.

Emma Palmer, our Alpha Team Manager, said: “At the next session, we’ll be discussing the hottest topics in employment law. In particular, and as a result of requests from local businesses, we’re looking at issues that employers are facing on a daily basis during the current financial climate.”

Topics covered will include: liability for workplace stress; new rights for agency workers; termination payments and Compromise Agreements; pregnancy and maternity rights; and legal representation at internal hearings.

Emma said the HELP forums had been held in both Telford and Shrewsbury for the past four years, and had proved particularly popular with employers who have limited time, but who want to learn as much as they can about the latest issues.

The forums run from 8am to 10am, usually quarterly, and provide employers and HR professionals with an opportunity to exchange ideas and to discuss trends. The events are open to all businesses and any company who would like to attend should contact June Noto on 01952 272222.