Morning, Wednesday, 6th December 2017
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
Please note the date of this seminar has changed.
Timed as Government develops its response to Matthew Taylor’s recent Employment practices in the Modern Economy review, this conference will consider the future for employment policy, and challenges posed by the growth of “atypical” forms of employment - such as temporary workers and the self-employed.
Delegates will consider key recommendations from the Taylor review and their possible implications for policy, looking at proposals to establish a higher National Minimum Wage for hours worked that are not guaranteed as part of contract; options for improving engagement between individuals and employers; and key issues around the legal distinction between dependent contractors and those categorised as self-employed.
In the context of key manifesto pledges on employment rights - including proposals to strengthen the voice of workers on company boards, new rights to request leave for training purposes, and the introduction of new returnships for people returning to the labour market from a period of absence - further sessions will consider how employment practices might develop in the new Parliament, and the implications for employers, unions, and employees.
This conference will bring together policymakers with key stakeholders including representatives of businesses and trade unions, employment lawyers, charities and campaign groups, adult education providers, universities and others with an interest in these important issues.