The year 2017 has been pivotal for the employment law landscape, both in terms of high-profile tribunal conclusions and in setting the stage for crucial regulation due to be implemented in 2018. That?s why we?re holding a webinar around cases that hold the most weight. Because there’s a lot to take into account. Religious dress and sexual harassment, for example, have become the focus of numerous companies, with bosses taking another glance at their policies to ensure fairness for all. Other cases have seen people take to Google to research the ramifications. The monitoring of social media became a concern after an engineer fired for using Yahoo! at work claimed the company had breached his human rights. Leaders are now required to notify staff if they’re being monitored. The?decision to?deem Uber drivers “workers” has thrown a veil of uncertainty over the gig economy and the alteration to certain aspects of the salary sacrifice scheme has been met with confusion. What’s more, statutory rates for paternity, maternity, adoption and shared parental pay are set to change in April 2018, increasing to ?145.18 ? or 90 per cent of weekly earnings if wages don?t reach that figure. Similarly, 2018 will see an increase in sick pay and National Minimum Wage, with GDPR finally to take effect. With so much to get ready for, speculate about and polish off, it?s easy to let policy fall to the wayside. And even if you know it?s coming, it often helps to have all the facts, which is why Real Business will be hosting a webinar on 13 December around the changes SME owners and managers need to be most aware of. The webinar will kick off at 12:00 and continue for an hour, with?registration remaining open right until the start time. Joining us will be Tilly Harries, a barrister in the employment team at PwC, whose expertise lies in issues such as, to name a few, discrimination, unfair dismissal, redundancy, breach of contract, parental rights, whistle blowing, TUPE, discretionary bonus schemes and restrictive covenants.
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