“Law On Tour” – CIPD sets our details…

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has published details of its “Law on Tour” workshops. This autumn’s workshops aim to offer a thorough employment law update, looking at important case law and previewing new legislation.

The tour starts in Leeds on 6 October 2009 and will focus particular attention on the Equality Bill to help participants increase their knowledge on:

  • Protected characteristics
  • Multiple discrimination
  • Changes to direct and indirect discrimination
  • Equal pay
  • Positive action
  • Harassment
  • Disability – the medical model and beyond

Mike Emmott, Employee Relations Adviser at the CIPD, said:

“The sharp increase in employment tribunals following the swathe of redundancies in the recession should send a clear warning to employers that they simply cannot afford to be complacent when it comes to the law. It’s vital that HR professionals are up to speed with legal developments to guide and protect employers – they need to be confident that their practices at work are sound and reflect the latest changes. The CIPD ‘ Law on Tour ’ workshops are designed to help HR professionals understand the legal complexities of perennial employment issues and to prepare them for changes to come. The Equality Bill alone is a major change that will force employers to review their existing equality strategies.”

Other areas to be covered include a whole raft of employment law also due this year, such as:

  • Fit notes
  • Additional maternity pay
  • Additional paternity pay
  • Enational minimum wage
  • Enactment of provisions of Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
  • Amendments to Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
  • Disability – the medical model and beyond

For more details, including dates and locations of the proposed workshops, see www.cipd.co.uk/pressoffice/_articles/270809lawontour.htm

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