• Jane Byford
  • 4 November 2002

Seminar: Employment Act 2002 - Are You Prepared?

Did You Know...

The Act Contains:

- New statutory disciplinary and grievance procedures.
- New rules on Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave and Pay.
- A right to request flexible working arrangements to accommodate child care responsibilities.
- Reforms to streamline Employment Tribunals and give them greater power to make costs awards.

Want to Know More?

Then attend the Martineau Johnson lunchtime Briefing in Birmingham on 27 November 2002, which will start with registration and a buffet lunch at 12 Noon. The Briefing itself will start at 12.30pm and end at 2.15pm.

The Briefing aims to provide you with an overview of the new Act and to offer practical guidance as to how it may affect your business. The session is intended to be informal and discussion will be encouraged throughout.

To reserve your place, please contact:

Claire Walden - Events Administrator
Martineau Johnson
St Philips House
St Philips Place
Birmingham B3 2PP
Telephone: 44(0)121 678 1426
Fax: 44(0)121 633 7433

Cost of this Seminar = £75 plus VAT (£13.13) = £88.13 per delegate


12.00noon Registration & Buffet Lunch
12.30pm Welcome & Introduction Jane Byford, Partner
12.35pm The Employment Act 2002
Speakers: Jane Byford, Partner; Ben Thornber, Solicitor; Matthew Whelan, Solicitor


- Maternity, paternity and adoption leave
- Flexible working arrangements
- Statutory disciplinary and grievance procedures
- Tribunal reforms

2.05pm Closing Summary, Jane Byford, Partner
2.15pm Close


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