Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Free seminar on radical rules

Shropshire employers have been warned they must not be complacent when it comes to grievance and disciplinary rules.

John Mehtam, our Employment Law Specialist, said radical changes were on the horizon which will transform the process. And so we're running a free advice seminar on Tuesday March 31 to help businesses learn more about just how much they will be affected.

“The new ACAS rules on discipline, grievances and dismissals, will be introduced on April 6, and the system will change beyond all recognition. Many employers think they know all about disciplinary procedures, and are comfortable with the familiar ‘three strikes and you’re out’ approach. But now, the incoming system will encourage companies to use conciliation and mediation to resolve differences.”

Our seminar will be run at our offices at The Foundry, in Euston Way, and will include a presentation from Howard Paskin, a senior adviser at ACAS.

“This is a real coup for businesses in the Telford and Shropshire area, as it will be Howard’s only local presentation, and so places at the two-hour seminar will be strictly limited,” said John.

Any businesses who would like to attend should contact our Employment Law Team on 0845 644 6376 or email