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Howes Percival announce details for National Employment Conference

The conference will be opened by guest speaker, David Monk, a respected employment law barrister and lecturer in employment law at the University of Leicester. The day-long conference will also include a series of workshops and discussion groups lead by Howes Percival's team of specialist lawyers.

David Monk, head of the employment team at New Walk Chambers in Leicester and lecturer in employment law at the University of Leicester will address delegates on developments to employment law over the last 12 months and look ahead to proposed changes due to come into effect over the next few years.

Delegates attending the conference will then participate in two workshops (one morning and one afternoon) of their choice:

Morning workshops:

Protecting your business (from your employees) - Run in conjunction with Howes Percival's Intellectual Property Team, the workshop will focus on the steps employers need to take to protect confidential information, client lists, trade secrets and other intellectual property contained in their business - both during employment and after the employment relationship has come to an end.

Stress Relief - According to official Government statistics, one in every three absences at work are due to stress. This workshop, run in conjunction with occupational health provider, Medigold, will provide attendees with an understanding of how to spot and manage stress in the workplace as well as providing information on how to get the most out of occupational health referrals and, how to deal with grievances and disciplinary issues involving employees with stress.

Afternoon workshops:

Sensitive issues in the workplace - Working through a series of practical case studies, this workshop is designed to equip delegates with the skills to resolve some of the most personal of HR issues including dealing with employees with alcohol, personal hygiene or personal relationship issues.

Taking the grief out of grievances - Providing practical tips on handling tricky grievances, this interactive workshop will explore some of the particularly difficult issues facing employers when dealing with employee complaints - from getting the right information, dealing with reluctant witnesses, evaluating and collating relevant evidence to producing grievance outcomes.

The conference will be held on Wednesday 15 October 2014 (8.45am - 4.30pm) at Towcester Racecourse, London Road, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6LB. The cost of the event (which includes breakfast on arrival, lunch and refreshments) is &pound250 plus VAT, but bookings made before 31 August will attract one place free for every paid place booked.

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