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    1 August 2012

    Steeles Law Sponsoring Norfolk Chamber HR Forum – August 2012

    Do you know the latest position on sickness absence and holiday entitlement? When it is safe to dismiss an employee accused of criminal activities? Are you confident about when and how to hold ‘without prejudice’ discussions with your employees?

    Steeles Law is proud to be sponsoring and hosting the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce HR Forum on Wednesday, 12 September 2012.  Expert speakers from the Steeles Law employment team will be covering a number of notoriously tricky issues in the workplace at this HR Forum:

    • Sickness absence and holiday: the latest position on holiday entitlement during sickness absence, including the latest court rulings and proposals for amending the Working Time Regulations 1998.
    • ‘Without prejudice’ conversations: when and how to go about holding these difficult conversations, including new proposals for ‘protected conversations’ under the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill.
    • Bonuses and maternity leave: considering the legal position in relation to the entitlement to bonuses of women on maternity leave.
    • Criminal activities: dealing fairly with an employee accused of a criminal offence outside the workplace.
    • Bank holidays: how to calculate bank holiday entitlement for part time employees
    • IVF treatment: looking at the legal position in relation to female employees undergoing IVF treatment.

    Our employment team comments: “HR professionals frequently have to grapple with tricky areas of law for which there is not necessarily a black and white answer.  At this Forum, through a number of practical case studies, we will tackle some of the tricky questions on which we have previously been asked to advise by our clients.  We hope to provide some clear, practical advice on these topics together with the most up to date legal position, including future proposals for reform”.

    The HR Forum will be held at Dunston Hall near Norwich, from 2.00pm to 5.00pm on 12 September 2012.  Further information, including details of how to book, is available from the Chamber of Commerce website