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Employment Breakfast Briefing: 28/29 January 2015

The employment team at Square One Law invite you to our winter briefing where we’ll look at:

  • Shared parental leave;
  • A review of the Acas Early Conciliation Process; and
  • The latest position on holiday pay


We are hosting this breakfast briefing in two locations, Newcastle and Peterlee:

  • Wednesday 28 January 2015 from 8.30am to 11.00am at:  The Toffee Factory, Lower Steenbergs Yard, Quayside, Ouseburn, NE1 2DF
  • Thursday 29 January 2015 from 8.30am to 11.00am at: [Peterlee venue to be confirmed shortly]

As April 5th is fast approaching, Lucy Bailey will discuss the shared parental leave regulations so you can ensure your business is ready for the ‘new arrival’!

JP will review the Acas Early Conciliation Process and take a look at recent statistics. JP will discuss techniques for analysing your risk and valuing potential claims so that you can engage with the process in a focussed, constructive way.

Roisin Patton will provide a comprehensive round up of the recent changes to holiday pay and impart industry knowledge as to how firms are dealing with it in practice.

The format of both events will be:

8.30am – 9.00am – Registration, refreshments and breakfast sandwiches

9.00am – ‘Are you ready for shared parental leave?’ – Lucy Bailey

  • An overview of the public policy and how it will work in practice
  • Making sure you are compliant
  • Guidance on how to train your staff to answer those tricky questions

9.20am – ‘A review of the Acas Early Conciliation Process’ – Jean-Pierre van Zyl

  • A review of the process
  • Analysing your risks
  • Quantifying the potential value of claims and costs

9.45am – Coffee break

10.00am – ‘Expert tips for managing your holiday pay liability’ – Roisin Patton

  • A round up of the recent court decisions and analysis of employer obligations going forward
  • Innovative tips from experts on mitigating your retrospective and future liability through variations to contracts and use of agency workers

10.40am – 11.00am – Coffee and networking

Please note that spaces are limited for the event in Peterlee and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To reserve your free place at either of the events, please contact Lucy Murray on 0843 224 7932 or email

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