Employment Law Update – 27 June 2017
WITH MASTERCLASS ON EMPLOYMENT STATUS FROM EMPLOYMENT LAW AND EMPLOYMENT TAX PERSPECTIVES.
WITH GUEST SPEAKER, PAUL TUCKER FROM SMITH & WILLIAMSON.
THORNBURY GOLF CENTRE – M5 (Junctions 14/16)
At our next biannual legal update, we will focus on employment status. Recent cases such as those against Uber, CitySprint and Pimlico Plumbing have attracted high levels of media attention and highlighted the difficulties faced by businesses in determining the status of the individuals working for them. We will be guiding employers and HR professionals through the uncertainty, and looking at practical tips on how to determine whether individuals working within a business are employees, workers or truly self-employed.
We are delighted that our guest speaker will be employment tax expert, Paul Tucker, Partner at Smith & Williamson LLP. His presentation will focus on the tax aspects of employment status, recent changes surrounding Optional Remuneration Arrangements (including salary sacrifice schemes) and the proposed changes on the taxation of termination packages.
As usual we will also be examining the latest developments in employment law with an extensive round-up of recent case law.
10.30 – Introduction
10.45 – The law on worker status
- The distinction between workers, employees and the self-employed.
- Why is it important?
- What are the pitfalls for businesses?
- The Taylor Review and the future world of work inquiry.
- Recent cases and the lessons to be learned.
12.00 – Employment Tax – Paul Tucker
- Employment status, including HMRC tests, the use of personal service companies and the use of intermediaries or agency workers.
- Optional Remuneration Arrangements, and what these mean in relation to salary sacrifice schemes and optional arrangements such as providing cash alternatives to benefits.
- Termination packages and in particular, the proposed changes in relation to payments in lieu of notice and the liability for Employer’s National Insurance Contributions on the excess of payments over £30,000.
13.00 – Lunch
14.00 – Round-up of latest developments in employment law including:
- The potential employment law implications of Brexit.
- Balloting rule changes under the Trade Union Act 2016.
- Employment Tribunal reforms and the challenge to Tribunal Fees.
14.45 – Case law round-up including cases on:
- The use of covert surveillance of employees.
- Religious discrimination and the banning of headscarves.
- Dismissal of part-time employees for redundancy.
- Religious discrimination for refusing holiday requests.
- Gross negligence and gross misconduct.
- Long term sickness dismissals.
15.30 – Close
£135 plus VAT per delegate (includes lunch)
FREE for retainer clients of Scrase Employment Solicitors
Please contact Alexandra Robinson on 0117 985 1025 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.