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Search and JMW launch legal change information seminars

Search Consultancy has partnered with full service law firm JMW Solicitors LLP on a nationwide seminar programme.


The seminars, which begin on Tuesday 15th March at the JMW Solicitors LLP office at 1 Byrom Place, Spinningfields, Manchester, are free to attend.


The companies say the programme, which are aimed at HR directors, financial directors and managing directors, will help employers prepare for the legal changes which are set to come into force this year.


Topics to be covered include the National Living Wage, with new rules coming into place in April and mandatory gender pay gap reporting which will see companies with 250 or more employees required to disclose pay disparities between males and females. Search say that Also key proposals of the Trade Union Bill, its impact on business, zero hours contracts and the mechanics of holiday pay are also due to be covered.


JMW state that there will also be a focus on apprenticeships given that the update seminars will fall during National Apprentice Week (14th – 18th March 2016). 


Debbie Caswell, Search Consultancy’s managing director for England, said, “Apprenticeships are a hot topic this month as we approach National Apprentice Week and we felt this would be a tremendous opportunity to bring employers up to speed on this topic, particularly in anticipation of the government levy which will come into force in 2017.


“The other topics up for discussion are also hugely important for employers working in businesses of all shapes and sizes, helping them to understand the practical implications, benefits and challenges of this legislation.”


The speakers at the free employment law seminars will include Liz Cotton, Partner, Jennifer Smith and Laura McHugh all specialists in the JMW employment team. The JMW team advises on all aspects of employment law.


Liz Cotton, partner at JMW, said, “We are delighted to partner with Search Consultancy on this project and are very much looking forward to it. There is so much going on in the employment arena at present and it can be incredibly overwhelming for employers, particularly those who don’t have an established HR function.  We hope that our seminars will provide delegates with a useful insight into upcoming changes and we look forward to exploring some of the thornier issues with those present.”




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