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Book ahead for our January 2021 Q&A events

As we approach the New Year, our thoughts are turning to issues that employers may face in 2021. To help businesses plan ahead, we will be hosting virtual Q&A events throughout January.

Spaces are limited and they are already proving very popular! To find out more about the upcoming seminars read below. Email us (info@torquelaw.co.uk) to book your place.

2021 Employment Law Update Seminar

On 7 January at 2pm and 13 January at 10am, we will be providing a 2021 employment law update outlining key developments and answering questions on hot topics including:

Brexit

Changes to right to work checks from January and June 2021 and the impact it will have on GDPR and employer privacy notices

Agile working

An overview of issues facing employers who are moving towards longer term work from home or agile working arrangements

Freelance contractors

Getting ready for the IR35 changes due in April 21, including the use of status determination policies and the government’s CEST tool. We will also be discussing the steps businesses need to take when engaging freelance contractors (whether covered by IR35 or not)

GDPR

Update on recent cases and fines and ICO guidance on dealing with Data Subject Access Requests

Discrimination

The factors which can be considered when deciding whether workplace discrimination can be justified – the so called ‘costs plus’ rule from Heskett v Secretary of State for Justice. We will also discuss whether recurring issues of mental ill health will amount to a disability from Sullivan v Bury St Capital

Redundancies and Changing Terms Seminar

The pandemic and ongoing recovery continues, employers continue to face pressures. On 11 January at 2pm and 18 January at 10am, we will be providing advice and support to employers in our virtual seminar covering key issues including…

Individual redundancies

How to conduct a fair consultation and minimising risk

Collective redundancy consultation

When the obligation to consult collectively applies and how to effectively manage a collective consultation process

Furlough

Update (if announcements have been made) on furlough rules applicable between 1 February and 31 March 2021

Changing terms and conditions

Agreeing changes to working arrangements or other contract terms – whether temporary or permanent and all the factors to consider when introducing long term remote or agile working practices

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