Advice on new employment legislation

HERTFORDSHIRE Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HCCI) has teamed up with the Department for Business and ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) to provide advice to businesses on the new legislation for resolving employment problems which c

HERTFORDSHIRE Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HCCI) has teamed up with the Department for Business and ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) to provide advice to businesses on the new legislation for resolving employment problems which came into effect on April 6.

The new arrangements will provide the framework for a more efficient, flexible and simpler way of resolving problems in the workplace.

Tim Hutchings, chief executive of the HCCI said: "Improving the access to Government advice is vital if we want to see better understanding of, and compliance with employment law. Most small businesses want to comply with the law but it is a complex area to understand fully."

This free seminar will take place on June 17 at 2pm following a lunch at The Riding School, Hatfield House, and will provide businesses with invaluable advice on:


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* The new, simpler and more flexible system for handling workplace discipline, dismissal and grievance issues in the workplace.

* Reducing paperwork and saving time and money meeting employment law obligations by using Government guidance including legally compliant online tools covering written statements and contracts, flexible working, the National Minimum Wage and redundancy.

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Better Regulation executive chairman, William Sargent said: "Free and clear advice to businesses on how to meet their responsibilities can help them cut out unnecessary costs and save them valuable time. The employment law guidance programme has succeeded beyond expectations by helping to save businesses �418 million when dealing with everyday employment issues. Changes to dispute resolution will help further by ensuring more workplace disputes are resolved quickly. This seminar will contribute to the vital task of making sure businesses understand the new rules"

To book onto this event visit www.hertschamber.com or contact Jodie Reid on 01707 398400.

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