Bristol employment law seminar

2016 has been a turbulent political year so far, and with the dust now settling on the EU referendum result it is time for employers to start preparations for the post-Brexit economy, together with the more mundane – but no less important – everyday challenges of the UK business world.

To help employers confront the tasks ahead we have established a panel of expert educators who will provide our delegates with practical and accessible guidance as follows:

  • An update on all the key Employment Law changes from Matt Jenkin
  • How Early Intervention polices can reduce workplace absence with Scott Rayner
  • A look at Unconscious Bias in the workplace by Femi Otitoju
  • A review of the complex & changing world of Employee Benefits with Steve Herbert

As ever we also have another superb venue for our delegates to enjoy. This time we return to the (rather splendid) Clifton Pavilion at Bristol Zoo Gardens. Our venue overlooks the zoo, and all our delegates will have free access to the attraction once the seminar concludes. The zoo is one of the oldest in the world, and holds more than 400 rare and endangered species including penguins, lions, sloths and pygmy hippos. Free car parking for all delegates is included.

Seminar details:

  • Date: Thursday 10 November 2016
  • Timings: Coffee and registration 09:00; Event begins 09:40; Concludes 12:10
  • Location: The Clifton Pavilion, Bristol Zoo Gardens, Bristol BS8 3HH
  • Suitable for: senior human resources and finance professionals
  • CPD: The seminar will qualify for two hours CPD
  • Cost: Free* (including free zoo access and prize draw)

*All bookings are subject to our usual event terms and conditions (including a late cancellation charge) which can be viewed here: Jelf Events: Terms and Conditions of acceptanc 

Full Agenda:
09:00     Registration, coffee and networking
09:40     Welcome
09:45     Employee Benefits: Zootropolis
The outcome of the EU Referendum has added a further layer of complexity to an already muddled outlook for the world of employee benefits. With this in mind, Steve will seek to highlight some hot topics which employers may need to better understand. This session will include employee engagement lessons from the Referendum, how (and why) to engage line managers in benefits offerings & communications, changes to childcare support for working parents, and the ongoing Consultation on Salary Sacrifice benefits.  An important (and hopefully fun) session for all delegates.

                Speaker:  Steve Herbert, Head of Benefits Strategy, Jelf Employee Benefits

10:15     Managing Employee Absence: The benefits of early intervention
Employee absence costs are a major drag on the UK economy, yet few employers actively seek to tackle this issue.  Scott Rayner, an Early Intervention expert from insurer Canada Life, will review this topic and clearly demonstrate how the duration of employee absence can be significantly reduced by the use of early intervention tools.

Speaker: Scott Rayner, EIS Implementation Manager, Canada Life Limited

10:35     Delegate Voting
10:45     Break/Refreshments/Networking
11:10     Employment Law: The Apprentice – You’re Hired!
Matt Jenkin, Employment Partner at Moorcrofts Solicitors, will provide a practical employment law update including the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, compulsory gender pay reporting, the impact of the National Living Wage, the future of non-compete clauses, changes to taxation of termination payments and (of course) Brexit implications. A necessary session for all delegates.

Speaker:  Matt Jenkin, Employment Partner, Moorcrofts LLP Solicitors

11:30     Diversity & Inclusion: Understand Unconscious Bias”
We are delighted to welcome Femi Otitoju to our seminar programme. Femi will seek to provide delegates with an understanding of the nature of Unconscious Bias and how it impacts individual and group attitudes, behaviours and decision making processes. This is sure to be an important, necessary and enlightening session for all delegates.

Speaker:  Femi Otitoju, Training Director, Challenge Consultancy Ltd

11:55     Closing comments/Prize Draw (A chance to win a Fortnum and Mason hamper)
12:10     Seminar concludes

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Due to the number of topics to be covered, the level of detail may vary. Speakers will focus on the subject areas that are topical and most likely to be relevant at the time of the seminar

 So how do I book a place?
If you (and/or an appropriate colleague) would like to attend, please email: [email protected] with the following details for each delegate:

  • Full name
  • Job title
  • Company name
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Please add ‘Bristol Zoo’ to the subject line of your email