Blake Lapthorn's annual employment law update was held on 24 and 25 November 2009. The workshop covered five of the current hot HR topics:
- Stringer – how to calculate holiday entitlement during periods of long-term sick leave has been a headache for employers for many years.
- Equality Bill – new legislation will simplify existing discrimination law by consolidating it into one Act.
- Changing terms and conditions – the current economic climate is forcing many businesses to think creatively about the terms and conditions of their staff.
- Compromise agreements/constructive dismissal – compromise agreements are an effective legal tool for securing final settlement with departing employees. However, handled incorrectly, compromise agreements lead to more difficulties than they solve.