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Search helps employers get up to speed on legal changes

Organised by recruiter Search Consultancy, the sessions will equip decision-makers with “need to know” information on legislative changes, allowing them to start preparing now.

Topics will include the National Living Wage of &pound7.20, which applies to workers over 25 and comes into force from April 2016, with expectations it will rise to &pound9 by 2020.

Also up for discussion will be Equal Pay Reporting, as companies with 250 employees or more will be required to publicly disclose any pay disparity between males and females of all levels from next year.

Grahame Caswell, CEO of Search Consultancy, said: “We work with employers across a broad range of sectors and want to help ensure they are ready for these changes which will have significant impact for many.

“The National Living Wage will benefit thousands of employees, but it will also inevitably push up the wage bill for companies and there are fears there could be job losses as a result.  We want to get employers thinking about this now and looking at ways to minimise the impact the legislation will have on service delivery and profits.

“Equal Pay Reporting should also be on the radar for larger companies as they could face legal action if their rewards structures are deemed discriminatory.  It is expected this will be rolled out to include smaller companies in the future so we think it’s important for businesses of all sizes to be aware now.”

It will be led by Fiona McKay, business leadership and employment law expert of Seminars and Solutions, who will guide employers through what they need to know, how to plan, and tips for absorbing the financial impact.

The topics are expected to appeal to financial directors, MDs, CEOs, finance and payroll staff, as well as procurement and supply chain specialists.

The sessions take place at Search Consultancy’s offices on the following dates:

&middot         November 10th, Manchester (8.30-10.30am)

&middot         November 11th, Liverpool (8.30-10.30am)

&middot         November 12th, Leeds (8.30-10.30am)

&middot         November 17th, Sheffield (8.30-10.30am)

&middot         November 18th, Leicester (8.30-10.30am)

&middot         November 24th, Glasgow (9.30-11.30am)

&middot         November 25th, Crawley (8.30-10.30am)

Places on the free seminars must be booked in advance – for more details contact searchevents@search.co.uk

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