Sunday, 29 May 2011

Sick of sickness?

Shropshire employers who are struggling to cope with staff taking time off sick now have the chance to take up expert advice. We've organised a special presentation at our offices in The Foundry, Euston Way, Telford, on Friday, July 1, at 10am.

Our employment law specialist, John Mehtam, who leads our Alpha business team, said there had already been a great deal of interest in the event from local employers.

"Many companies are struggling to cope when employees take time off sick, particularly in such tough economic times when they are already operating with a skeleton staff. So our seminar will look at the legal rules and implications involved in the correct management of both short term and long term sickness absence.

"The approach to both situations is entirely different, but both must be handled in the right way, and we will help employers avoid the common pitfalls they may face."

The Martin-Kaye Alpha team will be joined on the day by leading barrister, David Maxwell, from St Philips Chambers in Birmingham, who is a specialist employment lawyer, a part-time employment judge, and who is recommended by the Legal 500.

"This is the latest in a series of seminars run by our Alpha team who specialise in effective and robust advicefor businesses in all aspects of human resources and employment law."

Numbers for the seminar are strictly limited, so employers who would like to attend should reserve a place by calling 01952 272222 or email