Employment Matters for RSLs – 1 February 2012///

During 2012, housing providers will continue to face ongoing employment challenges and sector-specific regulatory issues as a result of the challenging economic climate. In recognition of this, we are hosting an interactive, boardroom seminar in our offices in Glasgow on Wednesday 1 February to allow delegates to discuss some of these challenges, future developments and associated employment law considerations. This event shall include an update and discussion around:

  • Unfair Dismissal: Jane Watson will give practical tips on how to avoid common hotspots in your dismissal processes, whether they relate to redundancy, capability or misconduct. She will also highlight some of the key cases from 2011 as well as some predictions for 2012 and beyond in the area of unfair dismissal. With the Government’s recently published host of reforms, including the increased threshold to 2 years, proposed tribunal fees and extra fines for employers who breach employment rights, it would seem the landscape for unfair dismissal claims is set to change;
  • Regulatory Issues: James McMorrow will consider the Schedule 7 issues which RSL require to consider in relation to termination of employment and forthcoming changes to the law and regulation; and
  • Alternative Business Models (ABMs): Lesley Murphy will discuss and consider the benefits of alternative business structures in the RSL sector. These may take the form of a traditional ‘outsourcing’ to the private sector or collaborations with other organisations using the shared services model.  TUPE will regularly come into play and the emphasis of Lesley’s talk will be on practical issues to look out for when contemplating ABMs, sharing insights and tips from organisations who have already tread a similar path.

Throughout this event, delegates will have the opportunity to share thoughts on best practice with their peers, as well as have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any current queries or issues.  This event takes place from 2pm on Wednesday 1st February at The Ca’d’oro, 45 Gordon Street, Glasgow.  For more information or to reserve a place, please click here.

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