PROPOSED changes to local employment laws and the impact of UK legislation will be the focus of the next seminar in the AO Hall and the GTA University Centre’s Updates and Changes series.
Last year, the two organisations announced that they were joining forces to put on a series of seminars based on AO Hall’s specialisms.
‘The first event focussed on intellectual property and was extremely successful and we are expecting the next one to be fully booked given the topic of employment as it impacts on every company in Guernsey, regardless of their size,’ said GTA University Centre chief executive Fiona Naftel.
AO Hall partner Louise Hall, who is recognised by independent legal directories as a leading employment specialist, will lead the seminar, which is entitled Employment: New Takes on Existing Laws, with further comments from Rachael Farnham, an associate at the firm.
‘Guernsey has recently approved changes to legislation which will affect all employers. The introduction of maternity leave and statutory maternity benefits within the next two years will impact many local businesses and the proposals for population management will mean material changes to the current housing licence system,’ said Advocate Hall.
‘The seminar will also look at how UK Laws such as the Bribery Act and the Employment Rights Act are relevant to Guernsey employers. Our aim is to increase awareness of potential risks from foreign laws and provide senior management teams with the tools they need to understand the proposed new local legislation.’
The lunchtime seminar takes place on Thursday 24 May 2012 and places can be booked by contacting Becky Link at the GTA University Centre on 721555 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org