Tuesday, 3 March 2015

HELP travels over the border

Employment law experts from Martin-Kaye Solicitors are set to take their message on the road in a new move to expand their business.

Our specialists will be holding one of their highly-renowned HELP seminars at Maesmawr Hall, in Caersws, on Thursday, March 19. And although they’ve hosted similar events in Telford, Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton, and the wider West Midlands, this will be the first time they have taken their roadshow across the border into Wales.

John Mehtam, who leads the employment law team, said the aim of the event was to help local employers learn more about the UK’s top ten employment law blunders.

“Over many years of dealing with employment and human resources problems for all kinds of companies, we have drawn up a ‘top ten’ list of common mistakes that it’s vital employers can identify.

“These blunders can lead to employers breaking the law and so leave them facing expensive claims or settlements, so if we can help identify the potential pitfalls, we can help local companies save valuable money and time. Most of these mistakes come about through a lack of understanding, or through employers taking the wrong action – but the good news is that every one of them is avoidable.”

This latest event is the most recent in the firm’s HELP series – standing for HR and Employment Law in Practice – which was designed to equip companies with the tools to deal with even the most stressful of situations.

John said: “Our HELP presentations cover a wide range of topics, and they are always warmly received by local businesses, so it’s a great opportunity to be taking our message across the border into Wales for the first time. Our advice is designed to help employers understand how to avoid making these common mistakes in the future, and we’re looking forward to meeting a brand new group of businesses and helping them tackle these tiresome difficulties.”

Martin-Kaye deliberately restricts the number of delegates at each of its HELP sessions, so everyone who attends has the chance to play an active and purposeful role in the discussions.

“Fewer delegates means more opportunity to interact with our experts and the chance to ask direct questions particular to each company’s circumstances,” said John.

Attendance at the event is initially by invitation, but anyone interested in taking up any spare places should contact June Noto on 01952 525951.