Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Employers sign up for business advice

Employers from across the West Midlands have been finding out how to avoid the top ten legal blunders that could derail their businesses.

Over 40 employers attended our latest HELP seminar at The Ramada Hall Hotel, in Wolverhampton, run by our employment law team.

They heard from employment law expert, John Mehtam, who took them through the minefield of employment pitfalls and all the latest topical workplace issues.

“We were extremely pleased to see so many new faces at the second in our series of HELP presentations that have now been held in the Wolverhampton area,” said John.

“After opening our new office in the city, it was clear there was a real demand for effective and clear advice that would help employers protect their business in the longer term. HELP stands for HR and Employment Law in Practice, and our events offer a unique opportunity for business leaders to hear from the very best when it comes to tackling topical issues.”

This latest event in the series covered a wide range of topics including: employment tribunal fees and a cap on compensation; employer fines; compulsory arbitration; covert recording; and settlement agreements.

“One of our main aims is always to give delegates advice on how to deal with short and long-term sickness absence and how to avoid ‘open wallet surgery’ when it comes to dealing with claims at a tribunal,” said John.

“Our advice is designed to help employers avoid any difficulties when it comes to dealing with their staff and how to minimise potential ongoing risks to their business.”

Senior Partner Graham Davies said: “We deliberately restrict the number of places available at these events to ensure that everyone who attends gets the chance to be directly involved and that delegates also have the option to ask as many questions as they like.

“The Ramada has proved to be an excellent venue for our seminars too, and we’re looking forward to hosting more HELP sessions in the coming months. In the longer term, we’re hoping to extend our programme of events to the wider West Midlands area too as we’ve seen such a positive response from customers in that region.”

The next HELP presentation is planned for Thursday, June 26, at 5.30pm, also at The Ramada Park Hall Hotel in Wolverhampton.