Friday, 4 March 2011

Seminar gives sound advice

Thirty Shropshire employers have benefited from a seminar which tackled the latest changes in employment law.

We ran the presentation at our offices in Telford with the support of one of the region's leading barristers. Our employment law specialist, John Mehtam, who leads our Alpha business team, said the response from delegates had been extremely positive.

"They said the seminar was very informative and presented in a clear and effective way, and we hope they use the advice we gave to make a real difference to their business."

The seminar included discussions on: the abolitionof the default retirement age; changes to maternity and paternity leave; the extension of flexible working rights; equal treatment for agency workers; The Equality Act 2010; and The Bribery Act 2010.

The Alpha team were joined on the day by leading barrister, Ed Beever, from St Philips Chambers in Birmingham, who specialises in commercial and employment law, and who is recognised as one of the best in his field.

"As a direct result of requests from our delegates, we are now planning future seminars on a wide range of topics including performance management, bullying and harassment, maternity, paternity, and flexible working."

Pic: Barrister Ed Beever (left) and our employment law specialist, John Mehtam, at the seminar