The legal landscape, employment law and how it affects your business, or workplace, is constantly evolving.

ACAS‘ Employment Law Update brings you up to date on recent changes in legislation and also highlighting what’s planned to come into force in the future; a key consideration for business planning.

Their experienced trainers explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way that will help you understand the legal changes and, importantly, the impact for your organisation.

Business need

Employment law can be a complex area of legislation and is regularly changing and modified. Legislation can be introduced, amended or repealed and when consultations and case law are added, it can be a challenge for those running a business or involved in managing employees.

By gaining an understanding of the ever changing legal requirements you can develop strategies that will improve employment relations, reduce risk and increase organisational resilience.

This course, which is updated regularly, gives you a solid grounding on recent changes to legislation and provides insight into upcoming changes in the law.  This will enable your business to stay informed, legally compliant and well prepared.

Suitable For

Delegates from all sectors of industry including:

• HR specialists
• Employment relations specialists
• Employee representatives
• MDs/CEOs
• Owners of small and medium sized businesses
• Managers and supervisory staff
• Financial directors
• Company secretaries


The current course programme includes the following:

  • An update of statutory payments (statutory sick pay, maternity/paternity pay etc) from April 2017.
  • Changes in legislation including Working Time Regulations and Psychoactive Substances Act.
  • The Trade Union Act 2016 – What the key provisions are and how it affects trade unions and their members.
  • Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Which employers this will affect and what information will be required together with timescales.
  • The Apprentice Levy – Details of which employers will be affected and how the levy process will operate.

A number of recent case outcomes including the Uber case relating to employment status, an unfair dismissal relating to a contractual mobility clause and a Shared Parental Leave decision relating to discrimination.

Please note that this programme is subject to change, in order for ACAS to provide you with the most recent legislative changes and case law round-up.

There is a fee for this event.