Breakfast Briefing: Employment Law Developments

This week DRG held an exclusive breakfast briefing at the Hilton Hotel, Belfast for our clients to look at developments in Employment Law. In partnership with Tughans Solicitors, we looked at how these will impact companies operating in Northern Ireland.

Feb 25, 2016

This week Diamond Recruitment Group held an exclusive breakfast briefing at the Hilton Hotel in Belfast for our clients to look at developments in Employment Law. In partnership with Tughans Solicitors, we looked at how these developments will impact companies operating within Northern Ireland.

One such development is the impending introduction of the National Living Wage on 01 April 2016. Representing Tughans Solicitors, Rachel Richardson and Patricia Rooney advised on employers’ responsibilities as HR professionals to ensure its implementation, as well as discussing the potential impact it may have on their companies.

Other topics discussed included developments in the Employment Bill (NI) 2015, discrimination case law, expected changes to zero-hours contracts, holiday pay and unfair dismissal claims. Future Developments in Great Britain were also highlighted, including plans to help close the gender pay gap, grandparents leave, and name-blind recruitment.

Donna Parker, Operations Director for Diamond Recruitment, commented:

"Our clients value the trusted recruitment and employment advice we provide on a daily basis. With the help of our partners Tughans, this event helps confirm that Diamond brings our clients’ businesses added value, providing access to expert advice on upcoming changes to employment legislation nationally and closer to home in Northern Ireland.”