Thursday, 3 September 2009

Hot topics bring out businesses

Local businesses have been keen to take advantage of the first in our new series of advice seminars.

We have launched a new season of our popular HR and Employment Law in Practice (HELP) forums, and the first event was a great success. Hosted by our Alpha HR Team, the forum took place at The Prostar Stadium, in Shrewsbury, and tackled the hottest topics in Employment Law.

Emma Palmer, Alpha Team Manager, said: “Our HELP forums have been held in both Telford and Shrewsbury for the past four years, and we’re very pleased to have launched a new season. They always prove particularly popular with employers who have limited time, but who want to learn as much as they can about the latest issues their business is facing on a day-to-day basis, and what to expect on the horizon. Thanks to our interactive approach, businesses can also request specific topics for forthcoming seminars.”

Topics at the latest Alpha HELP forum included: the changes likely to follow the Government’s Equality Bill which aims to harmonise existing discrimination legislation; working time regulations; new rights for agency workers; pregnancy and maternity rights; calculating compensation; liability for workplace stress; and termination payments and compromise agreements.

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. At each event, delegates receive a presentation dealing with the latest employment issues, together with practical examples, followed by a question and answer session, and the chance of a free contract audit.

To find out more about future events or a free contract audit call 01952 272222 or visit and click on the Alpha logo.