Family-friendly Rights: Law and Practice in the Modern Workplace

Family-friendly Rights: Law and Practice in the Modern Workplace

Comprehensive guidance on all aspects of flexible and family-friendly working

Please call us on
+44 (0)20 8371 7010 for dates.

Price: £495 + VAT
   Special offers

A clear understanding of this increasingly complex area of employment law is vital to ensure that policies and procedures are up to date and effectively implemented.

This 1-day training course provides comprehensive coverage of existing law and the latest developments relating to:

  • Maternity
  • Adoption
  • Paternity
  • Parental leave
  • Shared parental leave
  • Flexible working
  • Time off for dependants
  • The evolving nature of families and family rights in the workplace

Highlights include:

  • Understand all key elements of law relating to family-friendly rights
  • Explain practical implications of the law for your own organisation
  • Be confident when you advise HR and line management colleagues
  • Ensure compliance with family-friendly rights

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  • Regulatory framework
    • UK legislation
    • EU directives
  • Maternity and parental leave
  • The evolving nature of families and family rights in the workplace
  • Government reforms on parental leave
  • Flexible working



  • Health and safety
  • Ante-natal care
  • Illness during pregnancy
  • Pregnancy and sex discrimination
  • Recruitment



  • Ordinary, compulsory and additional maternity leave
  • Notice requirements
  • Contractual entitlements
  • Maternity pay
  • Redundancy and other dismissals during maternity leave
  • Holidays
  • Keeping in touch days and reasonable contact
  • Returning to work
  • Flexible working
  • Maternity and sex discrimination
  • Government’s proposed reforms [and impact on the workplace]




  • Ordinary and additional adoption leave and pay
  • Eligibility
  • Contractual entitlements
  • Keeping in touch days and reasonable contact
  • Government’s proposed reforms



  • Ordinary paternity leave and pay
  • Additional paternity leave and pay
  • Government’s proposed reforms


Parental and dependant leave

  • Eligibility and rights
  • Government’s proposed reforms

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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.

HR Managers, officers, administrators and line managers

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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.

Choose the right approach for you:

Headset Face-to-face attendance   Book online

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.

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For groups of 4 or more people, any of our seminars and webinars can be tailored and delivered in-house. We will adapt case studies to suit your organisational culture and specific challenges. We ensure that the learning is engaging, relevant and easily applied.

Our webinars are designed to be as accessible as possible for all participants.


To join the webinar you will need to have Java installed on your computer. You can download and install Java quickly and easily here.

We use Webex to deliver our webinars. It is entirely web based - all you will need is an internet browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome. There is no requirement to download any files to use the Webex system.


You can only listen to the webinar over the internet through the Webex system, for which you will need headphones or speakers. A conference call dial in option is not available.

If you have any queries or need technical assistance, please contact us on
+44 (0)20 8371 7010 or safe_mailto('', 'email us')}.

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