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Employment Law in a Day

The fundamentals of employment law covered in an efficient, interactive one-day workshop

Participants: Maximum 20
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Price: £495 + VAT    
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Our introduction-level employment law training course, is a one-day workshop that offers the perfect opportunity to get to grips with the fundamentals of practical employment law quickly. It covers the five most important areas of workplace employment law:

  • The employment relationship
  • Dealing with discrimination
  • Parental rights
  • Managing poor performance and absence
  • Discipline, grievances and dismissal

All managers, not just those in HR roles, need to have a solid understanding of the basics of employment law. This efficient course minimises time out of the office and provides crystal-clear guidance in an interactive format which focuses on applying the law the realities of day-to-day management.

  • Gain a working knowledge of key areas of employment law and best practice
  • Avoid unnecessary risk and exposure and learn how to protect your business
  • Know how to implement your own organisation`s policies in an employment law regulated environment
  • Manage proactively with a proper understanding of the employment law context in which you operate
  • Ensure you are up-to-date on the latest legal developments and advise colleagues accordingly

9.00 Registration and coffee


9.30 The Employment Relationship

  • Recruitment
  • Making and changing employment contracts
  • Express and implied contract terms
  • Holidays
  • References
  • Employment status
  • Part-time workers
  • Fixed-term employees



  • The protected characteristics
  • Different ways of discriminating
  • Harassment and bullying


Lunch and networking


Discipline, Grievances and Dismissal

  • Procedures and how to implement them fairly
  • The Acas Code 2015
  • Wrongful, unfair and constructive dismissal
  • Fair reasons for dismissal
  • Reasonableness
  • Dealing with appeals
  • Avoiding employment tribunals
  • settlements


Managing Performance and Absence

  • Handling poor performance
  • Managing sickness absence


Family rights

  • Maternity, paternity, parental and dependants’ leave and pay
  • Shared parental leave
  • Dismissal and redundancy
  • Flexible working


16:45 End of Programme


There will be two coffee breaks during the day and a lunch break.

Arran Elkeles

Arran Elkeles

I am a member of JSB’s Employment Law Faculty and have many years’ employment law and HR experience gained within both the public and private sectors.

Having qualified as a barrister, my career has covered employment law training and consultancy, human resources, and policy development for Government. I have previously worked as Personnel Director at the Building Research Establishment, as a lawyer and policy administrator in the Lord Chancellor’s Department (now the Ministry of Justice), and as a prosecutor for the South Wales Police Authority. For some years I was joint chairman and managing director of my family’s company in the manufacturing sector.

I am also an experienced writer, and have contributed to various HR and legal publications. I am a member of the Employment Tribunal, a Trustee and mediator for Mediation Hertfordshire, a Trustee of Hertsmere CAB and was a Governor of a Community Technology College in Hertfordshire for 11 years.

Anthony Thompson

Anthony Thompson

I am a confident and accomplished employment lawyer with a proven track record of successfully advising employers on all aspects of employment law. I have supported and led employers in a variety of industries on matters ranging from recruitment to dismissal. I am an experienced tribunal advocate and successfully defended employment tribunal claims involving complex issues of dismissal, discrimination, TUPE, whistleblowing and insolvency.

I have a law degree from Brunel University and a Masters degree in employment law from Leicester University. I have written extensively in trade and legal publications and presented seminars on a wide range of employment topics.

Key areas of expertise:

  • Recruitment
  • Managing conduct
  • Performance management
  • Sickness absence
  • Discrimination
  • Termination and dismissal

Anyone seeking a concise introduction to the fundamentals of employment law. It is particularly relevant for those new to HR/personnel or line management.

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Special offers

Multiple booking discount

Receive a 20% discount when you book more than one event, or book more than one person on the same event. Please note this discount only applies to the lesser priced booking and when all bookings are placed together.

Registered charities

You are entitled to a 25% discount on your booking if you are a registered charity. This discount will show on your invoice once your booking is submitted. You will need your charity registration number for the booking form.

On demand access

You can purchase and access a full recording of selected international employment law events. This is an option for those who cannot attend an event on a particular day or those who wish to share knowledge with colleagues. Full slides and documentation are provided and the recording is accessible in easily digestible bite-sized chunks. Get in touch to learn more.

Technology is bringing about seismic shifts in how we communicate on both a personal and business level. This is particularly evident in how learning is consumed and JSB is committed to delivering its L&D services in a way that optimises all appropriate technology.

In each case participants receive a documentation pack which includes any presentation material alongside a supporting narrative giving useful background information.

Choose the right approach for you:

Face-to-face attendance

The most valuable form of learning delivery continues to be the face-to-face classroom-based event. Engaging with expert speakers and fellow participants in relaxed two-way discussion in a distraction-free environment offers a valuable and practical learning experience.

All JSB programmes take place in top venues in central London and participants report that they greatly value the opportunities that these events provide for learning and networking.

Virtual classroom participation

We frequently welcome participants from overseas to our London events. However, we recognise that HR professionals who are responsible for managing workforces in these countries will not always be able to make the financial and time investment necessary to attend JSB events when they run in London. You will have the opportunity to submit questions to the speaker throughout the event and will get access to the slides and documentation in exactly the same way as those in the room. All you need is a standard domestic broadband connection.

On demand access

Should you find that you can’t wait until the next event on your chosen topic, you can access a full recording of a recent live event. Again, full slides and documentation will be provided. This is an option for those who cannot attend an event on a particular day. Moreover if the learning is to be of practical value it is often the case that even those who participated on the day welcome the opportunity of accessing the material in the weeks and months following the event. It’s a great way to share content with colleagues too.

What next?

Go to our booking form and when you select the event you wish to book on, simply choose the option that best suits you. If you are interested in the on demand access, please get in touch to find out more.

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