Friday, 29 November 2013

HELP is on its way

Experts from the award-winning Martin-Kaye Solicitors are to take their skills on the road in a bid to help local employers.

The team from our office on Tettenhall Road, in Wolverhampton, is launching a brand new programme of seminars designed to help companies chart a course through the minefield of employment law.

John Mehtam, who leads the team, said: “We have run our popular HELP presentations all over the country, and now we’re introducing them to the Wolverhampton area. HELP stands for HR and Employment Law in Practice, and our events will offer a unique opportunity for business leaders to hear from the very best when it comes to tackling topical issues.”

The presentations will run bi-monthly throughout 2014, starting on January 23, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, at The Ramada Hall Hotel, in Park Drive, Goldthorn Park.

“We will cover a wide range of topical issues which business owners face every day – such as long-term sickness absence, discrimination, and employees leaving the company and taking valuable information with them,” said John.

“We deliberately restrict the number of places available at these events to ensure that everyone who attends gets the opportunity to be directly involved and that delegates also get the chance to ask as many questions as they like.”

John said there was a big difference between theory and practice, and as more regulations were introduced, even the most experienced HR managers and business owners could find they needed the back-up of professional legal advice.

“Many of our delegates have said in the past that they particularly appreciate the opportunity to share the problems they’re facing with others in a similar position. They also felt that removing themselves from the day-to-day business environment created the perfect setting for them to focus on the specific subject concerned.

“In the longer term, we’re hoping to extend our HELP presentations to the wider West Midlands area too as we’ve seen a real demand from customers in that region for our expertise. It’s clear that our events are extremely effective in helping businesses to pro-actively understand and apply the relevant legislation rather than just dealing with the outcomes if things don’t go so well.”