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Andrew Masters, Partner and Head of Employment at Furley Page.

Andrew Masters, Partner and Head of Employment at Furley Page.

Amanda Okill, Senior Associate who specialises in employment law.

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Furley Page’s employment law workshops this spring

Andrew Masters, Partner and Head of Employment at Furley Page.

Andrew Masters, Partner and Head of Employment at Furley Page.

Amanda Okill, Senior Associate who specialises in employment law.

Amanda Okill, Senior Associate who specialises in employment law.

Changes to UK employment law will be placed under the microscope at workshops held by leading Kent law firm and Locate in Kent Partner Furley Page.

The interactive workshops, run in partnership with Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, will be held in April and May. They are open to Chamber members and non-members whatever the size of their workforce.

Last year’s events were immensely popular and people have been urged to book as soon as possible to secure a place. Leading the workshops is Andrew Masters, Partner and Head of Employment at Furley Page.

Andrew says: “Our workshops have become ‘must-attend’ events in Kent’s business calendar and are vital to help employers and HR professionals keep up to date with the fast-changing complexities of employment law and their effect on people management.

“There will be question and answer sessions so there’s plenty of opportunity for delegates to raise issues of concern and interest to their organisation.”

Andrew will be joined by Amanda Okill, a Senior Associate who specialises in employment law. Both are part of Furley Page’s highly-regarded Employment Team, which is recommended by the independent legal guides Chambers UK and The Legal 500. Andrew is personally Top Ranked in the South East by Chambers UK for Employment Law, while Amanda is highly commended as an Associate to watch.

Furley Page’s place at the heart of the Kent and Medway business community has been cemented by the firm’s decision to sponsor the Employer of the Year award in the Kent Excellence in Business Awards this year. Andrew is lead judge in this prestigious category.

The three workshops will be held at the Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel, registration is from 8am, starting at 8.30amand finishing at noon. They are:

Employment Law Update for 2017 (Thursday 27 April) – covering recent and proposed changes to employment law, practical guidance on how to prepare for changes, effects on HR policies and procedures and people management as well as important employment law cases for 2017.

Investigating Discipline and Grievances in the Workplace (Thursday 11 May) – including best practice in conducting a disciplinary investigation, how to ensure that discipline is used early and positively, best practice in grievance procedures and tips to avoid an Employment Tribunal case.

Managing Sickness Absence (Thursday 25 May) – covering managing short- and long-term absence, how best to avoid potential claims, the importance of disability discrimination law and recent cases, and holiday pay and sickness.

Workshop costs, including bacon rolls and coffee, are £80 (Inc. VAT) to Kent Invicta Chamber members and £90 (Inc. VAT) to non-members. Call the booking hotline on 01233 503838 or email events@kentinvictachamber.co.uk  To book online visit the Events section of the chamber’s website or visit www.kentinvictachamber.co.uk/furley-page

Please note that the Furley Page sessions are not open to delegates from other law firms and independent HR advisers.

For more information about Furley Page visit www.furleypage.co.uk

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