NI will see the Employment Act (NI) 2016 commenced in 2016/17 and significant changes in GB employment legislation mean that the gaps between GB and NI employment law have continued to widen.
Changes governing how we are to calculate holiday pay should also be clarified – the British Gas Trading v Lock case was heard at the Court of Appeal in July and a consolidated Working Time Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 came into force in February this year.
The EU approved the General Data Protection Regulation – fines of up to €20m or 4% of global turnover for data protection breaches are not far away, regardless of Brexit.
HR professionals can no longer safely rely on much of the recent employment law information sent from GB sources – on issues such as flexible working, dismissal law, tribunal fees – much of it simply does not currently apply or only partly applies in Northern Ireland; this event explains to you all the important changes that do affect NI and those that don’t.
This year's Northern Ireland Annual Review of Employment Law conferences will take place on the following dates:
Wednesday 9th November 2016
Culloden Hotel, Holywood (SOLD OUT!)
Tuesday 22nd November 2016
Ramada Hotel, Shaw's Bridge
To view the full programme for these events and speaker profiles, or to book your place, please click on your preferred venue above.
Here's what your peer's said about last year's Annual Review of Employment Law:
"I attend this course every year and would not want to miss it. It is an extremely useful way to keep up with present and future developments in employment law, presented in a practical and meaningful way and geared towards HR practitioners."
Rosalyn Jones, Personnel Officer, Special EU Programmes Body
"Highly recommended and invaluable for reviewing and anticipating all of the main employment law developments in the past/coming year."
Janet Craig, Human Resources, AXA Insurance
"Excellent update on relevant and essential legislative issues from the subject experts who highlight the key issues and action points for HR professionals. They have the ability to make what could be a dry subject, interesting and even humorous at times."
Brid Lofthouse, Head of HR, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
"Excellent event - extremely beneficial to gain knowledge and understanding of up to date developments in Employment Law and HR best practice and the implications of these on your organisation. Also an excellent opportunity to network with fellow HR practitioners and the legal experts."
Lisa Millar, HR Manager, Dennison Commercials Ltd
"Great pack to take away with all the notes and slides. Having things like draft policies and forms was particularly welcome in terms of formulating action plans and implementing changes in my own workplace."
Chris Carson, HR Business Partner, EXTERN Group
"Selection of topics covered the current challenges within HR and the non-academic delivery style helped to keep the audience engaged throughout."
Ashley Stewart, Director, Liberty HR
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