Businesses invited to brush up their employment law and HR skills

Release Date: 01 June 2017

Business owners around the borough are invited to a free Employment Law and HR Masterclass to help improve staff productivity and make sure they are legally compliant.

The workshop is organised by Richmond Council and will be held in partnership with Avensure, a leading, award winning, Employment Law, HR and Health and Safety company. They support businesses and employers across the UK in ensuring their business is compliant with UK law.

The session will look at:

  • Dealing with sickness and absenteeism as well as changes to employee disciplinary procedures
  • Essential how-to guide on handling employee dismissals and settlements.
  • Defining exactly what is a misconduct/gross misconduct offence and how to proceed once identifying the issue.
  • Implementing social media policies at work as well as mobile phone usage.

The workshop is on Wednesday 28 June from 9.30am to 12.30pm at Richmond Library Annexe. Places are limited so businesses are encouraged to apply online early.

Sean Gillen, Head of Enterprise Delivery for Richmond Council, said:

“Being compliant with HR law is hugely important for all businesses. This free, fun, engaging and interactive session is specifically aimed at making sure that all local businesses are up to speed with the latest developments.

“It will cover areas such as social media, disciplinaries, managing sickness and absence, hiring in a legally compliant manner.

“This course is free to businesses, so I would encourage people to book early to avoid disappointment. We’re also putting together a range of other targeted support options for local enterprises which you can access on our business webpage.

To register for this event, call 0330 100 7634 quoting the reference number 756RC.

Notes for editors

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Reference: P241/17

Updated: 14 December 2017