Past Events

Read about our previous seminars, review attendee's feedback and request slides from the last 3 seminars.


Complimentary Employment Law Seminar - 18 November 2015

Event Date:
Amy Richardson & Dorlee Monschau from Coffin Mew3
The Hilton Avisford Park (BN18 0LS) Near Arundel

WEDNESDAY 18. NOVEMBER 2015 Hosted By Kelta HR And Presented By Employment Solicitors At Coffin Mew 

Free Morning Seminar 09:00-11:45am At The Hilton Avisford Park (BN18 0LS) Near Arundel

Our seminar will form three parts:

Employee Engagement

Employees are your greatest (and often most complicated) asset - but how do you ensure that they stay engaged? We\\\'ll be looking at some of the common legal pitfalls that employers fall into when offering incentives to employees.

Top tips for increasing employee engagement

  • When can service related benefits amount to age discrimination?
  • Can you offer awards for zero absence or is this disability discrimination?
  • What are the risks in making one-off bonus or other payments?
  • How can flexible working be used to increase employee engagement?
  • Can shares be used to incentivise employees?

Recent Cases And Changes On The Horizon

Do you ever feel that employment law is constantly changing and it\\\'s hard to keep up! We will get you up to speed with recent cases and look forward to key changes which are likely to affect you.

  • The National Living Wage - are you ready for the changes?
  • Shared Parental Leave - proposal for grandparents to benefit
  • Travel time is working time - could your commute be \\\'working time\\\'?
  • Tax free termination payments - are they on the way out?
  • HR influence in disciplinary investigations - can you be too helpful?
  • Holiday Pay - with all the latest cases, where are we now?

Interactive Case Studies

We\\\'ll look at some of those areas which perplex HR advisers by posing some tricky scenarios and asking you to share your experience to solve them.

Get involved - email us with any tricky issues you have and we will select some to create more scenarios.

Some examples are:

  • An employee books a two week holiday but shortly before he goes he takes time off to look after his sick son, and unfortunately falls ill himself. We\\\'ll ask you to consider the various categories of \\\'time off\\\', what information you\\\'d need from the employee and how to deal with the situation. Supposing he gets better and asks for his two week holiday to start from the end of his sickness absence - is he able to do this, and if so how much should he be paid (given that he earned commission and bonuses the previous month)?
  • An employee complains bitterly on Facebook about treatment he\\\'s received from his manager. He names the company that he works for and some of his friends (who are also employees) like his post. You find out about this because the manager in question shows you the post on her mobile phone. You aren\\\'t \\\'friends\\\' with this employee but you\\\'re not happy about what he\\\'s been saying or that other employees appear to be joining in. What can you do about it?
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Trending Topics: Honest v Smart, Zero v Hours, Holiday v Pay - 3rd December 2014 at the Hickstead Hotel in Hickstead

Event Date:
Simon Jeffreys and Jennifer Mansoor - Adams and Remers3
Hickstead Hotel

Simon Jeffreys and Jennifer Mansoor of the Adams and Remers Employment Department will present on the following topics:

Employment law changes on the horizon

There are a number of important pending changes that employers must be aware of – they include zero hours contracts; the new employee status review being done by DBIS; the increase in the apprentice rates under the NMW and the increasing take up of the voluntary Living Wage scheme; and the status of the legal case against the Government over the fee charges in Tribunals. Our speakers will ensure you are in the know and aware of the upcoming changes.

Keeping employees honest

How do you deal with employees using their own smart phones or laptops on company business? How do you handle a key employee going to join a competitor? The Adams and Remers experts will set some case studies and then give advice on your options for drafting contracts and policies to cope and on dealing with situations where you don't have contracts and policies that cope with this.

New developments on holiday pay

On 4th November 2014, the Employment Appeal Tribunal gave judgment in the joined lead holiday pay cases of Bear Scotland Ltd v Fulton and Baxter, Hertel (UK) Ltd v Wood and Amec Group Limited v Law. It is a ground-breaking decision which brings some UK clarity to various European Court Judgments on the issue. Our speakers will talk through the recent developments in this area and then give you a few case studies to work on in groups.


Booking is essential!

If you would be interested in attending then please contact us in the office on 01273 844892


Masterclass on TUPE and much more - 15th July at Sandman Signature London Gatwick Hotel in Crawley

Event Date:
Adams and Remers - Simon Jefferys3
Sandman Signature London Gatwick Hotel in Crawley

FIRST PART - Masterclass on TUPE

Delivered by Simon Jefferys one of the UK’s leading legal experts on TUPE.

Do you know the 10 key changes to TUPE made in January 2014 as a result of the

Government’s consultation exercise?

Are you up to date on the key domestic and European Court of Justice case law?

Are you keen to get practical tips on managing TUPE to best advantage for your


The session will also feature a question and answer section


SECOND PART – approximately 10 minutes discussion on each topic with Q+A

Holiday Pay

Major and very expensive case decisions about calculating holiday pay – apparently

cost John Lewis group over £40 million in back pay last year.

What’s the right rate of pay for holiday under the Working Time Regulations? An update

on the case law and pending legal cases.

Flexible Working

The new universal right to request flexible working goes into effect on 30 June this year,

along with changes to an employer’s duty to consider. What’s the net effect of these


Zero Hours Contracts

The DBIS’ consultation closed but as yet there is no outcome, the Scottish Committee

of Parliament has issued an interim report, ONS has massively increased its estimate of

the number of zero hours contracts ( up to 2.7 million people may be employed on

them!) and the Labour Party declaring its own plans for dealing with them, should

employers be using them now and if so how and with what risk?

Verbal promises to Employees

When can a verbal promise, especially about deals to cut costs in the recession, be

legally enforced by an employee? How will the courts interpret unclear understandings

– who will get the benefit of the doubt?


Do you know about the changes to collective consultation law? And about the new case

law on amalgamating affected workplaces for the thresholds of 20 and 100 potential

redundancies? Are you up to date on the latest case law on enhanced redundancy pay by custom and practice?


Booking is essential!

If you would be interested in attending then please contact us in the office on 01273 844892

Attendee Survey

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, Personnel Advisor
AXA Assistance, HR Business Partner
Xafinity, HR Advisor
Roedean, HR Manager School
NHS Hastings and Rother - ESDW, Senior HR Advisor
Fredericks Cleaning Contractors, HR Advisor
HR Business Partner, Trend Control
HR Business Partner, Trend Control
HR and Payroll Executive, Action Medical Research
HR Project Manager, West Sussex PCT
SNR HR Advisor, NHS West Sussex
HRA, Sussex Police
Personnel Advisor, Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
Head of PR, RSPCA
Assistant Director of HR, University of Sussex
HR Manager, Brighton Dome and Festival Ltd
Senor HR Advisor, BSUH NHS Trust
HR Advisor AIG Life
Interim HR Manager, Care UK, Sussex Orthopaedic Treatment Centre
HR Advisor, Family Investments
HR manager, Relentless Software
HR officer YMCA
HRBP, HMPS, Ford Prison
Director of Resources, Roffey Park Institute
HR Manager, Mott Mac Donald
HR / Payroll Administrator, Compucredituk Ltd
Senior HR Advisor. GMAC commercial finance
Customer Service Manager HR, Legal and General
Senior HR Business Partner, Family Investments
Icon Live, Head of HR
HR Advisor, Invicta House
HR Manager, Plumbase Ltd
Human Resources Advisor, CRI
I have always found your seminars to be excellent quality and the topics always so prominent to my work on employment law in HR
Andy form ASB highly engaging!
Time and location were excellent - Nice not to have to get to London for 8am
V. informative, good speaker
Really good speaker who provided good practical advice as well as legal update
Excellent presentation and very informative
From the meeting I also gained a very good contact, so it was great for networking.
If there was to be another one held, I would defiantly recommend people to attend.
A very good use of time.
Very useful update, thank you!
Brilliant - presenters knew their stuff as well as being really approachable. Interaction and changing presenters between subjects kept it fresh.
Excellent, very informative and timely for me!
Always excellent.
Good to hear from fellow HR professionals as well as legal expert.
Very useful.
Please do more of these.
...interesting and not too high brow!
Excellent timing re. new disciplinary procedures. Helped to clarify the changes.
Excellent in all respects - thank you.
Nice central location, speakers were both very informative clear and concise style.
Thank you - it's a great opportunity to keep my skills up to date and learn about changes in legislation.
Very upbeat and enjoyable.
Excellent seminar, many thanks.
Excellent content.
Very informative and easy to understand presentation.
Enjoyable presentation, kept attention throughout.
Very informative. ASB are always excellent presenters.
Very informative, thank you very much!
Very interesting and good subject matter. Speakers excellent.
The seminar was very informative and digestible! It answered my queries and has prompted me to create a training document for my Area Managers (done this morning when I returned!) Thank you for the invitation. I shall certainly take you up on any future presentations.
Thanks for this. The seminar was useful so thank you for the invite.
Thank you very much for hosting a great presentation this morning. My only feedback is that there was no opportunity for questions, other than that it was very informative.
Both the breakfast seminars have been really well planned, interesting (and easy to digest) and well run. Thanks for setting them up and I look forward to attending more in the New Year.