Employment law update June 2022 – we’re back

We are back, in person, for Watershed’s free annual update on employment law for 2022. As usual we will be in Manchester and London in June. I do hope you will be able to join us.

After two years of Covid-19, furlough, lock-downs and either working from home, or trying to cope with ‘business as usual’ through the pandemic, like everyone we are trying to move on and focus on what lies ahead; but undoubtedly Covid- 19 will get a mention as it continues to have an impact, albeit a lesser one.

In the new (mainly) post-Covid world, the employment landscape looks different. New expectations born out of re-evaluating priorities and inevitable change mean employers must keep up with new working methods, different approaches and shifting priorities. So, we will look at modernising policies and procedures, flexible and hybrid working and the implications of a four-day week.

After several requests at our last seminar, we will also give an overview and refresher on TUPE (or the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations as you may otherwise know it) and look at how to navigate the law on changing terms and conditions after a TUPE transfer. We’ll talk about how to deal with those who serially raise grievances and discuss some of the complex issues that arise in disciplinaries, such as requests to cross-examine witnesses, attempts to delay and bringing up health issues for the first time. We will also look at the controversial and newsworthy practice of firing and rehiring when effecting organisational change, the law and the risks.

And of course, our annual update would not be complete without our in-depth look at recent case law, covering cases on discrimination, unfair dismissal, and redundancy. We will guide you through what’s happening in employment law now, summarising recent legislative changes that you need to know about, as well as covering what changes are on the horizon. As usual we will help you deal with the challenges employment law poses.

There is no charge to attend. Each day starts at 9.15am and finishes at around 3.45pm. Refreshments will be provided at registration (8.45am), at morning and afternoon breaks and in the form of a buffet at lunch.

There will also be an opportunity to learn about our wider work on HR matters and all delegates will receive the new edition of our handbook, Employment law for line managers. We hope you will be able to join us.