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Employment Breakfast Briefing

Join us for our first Employment Breakfast Briefing of 2020 where we will highlight a number of issues which could affect businesses over the next 12 months.

The year will bring a new set of challenges for all businesses, as the government prepares to introduce a new employment bill in parliament.

Businesses may have to prepare for dealing with issues such as default flexible working arrangements, requests for ‘predictable’ contracts of employment; as well as ensuring they are familiar with new statutory rights for employees in relation to maternity leave, neonatal care leave, rights for unpaid carers and parental bereavement leave.

Some changes will come into force on 6 April 2020 to reflect the implementation of the good work plan.

We continue to grapple with the important issue of employment status and, from April 2020, businesses need to be prepared for the introduction of changes to the IR35 rules for off pay-roll working in the private sector.

With a number of key employment cases reaching the Supreme Court in 2020, we will also keep an eye on developments and consider changes that might flow as a result of Brexit.

To register your attendance, please click on the ‘Register interest’ button.

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Coronavirus (CoVid-19): Information for visitors

The health and wellbeing of all staff and members of the public is BDB Pitmans’ highest priority.

As a result we are advising you of our current policy regarding Coronavirus (CoVid-19).

BDB Pitmans are closely monitoring the advice being given by Public Health England (PHE) and have implemented measures internally for the safety of our employees; these measures are now also being implemented to external visitors to BDB Pitmans.

Public Health England (PHE) advises that the following groups should stay indoors, avoid contact with other people and call NHS 111:

  • those who have travelled from Wuhan and Hubei Province, Iran, Daegu and Cheongdo (Republic of Korea), and any Italian town under containment measures – in the last 14 days, even if you do not have symptoms;
  • those who have travelled in the last 14 days from any other high-risk areas (see below) and have coronavirus symptoms including fever, cough, shortness of breath; and
  • those who have come into contact with a coronavirus patient in the last 14 days.

Public Health England (PHE) currently consider the following areas to be high risk:

  • Mainland China;
  • South Korea;
  • Hong Kong;
  • Japan;
  • The remainder of Italy;
  • Macau;
  • Malaysia;
  • Singapore;
  • Taiwan;
  • Thailand;
  • Cambodia;
  • Laos;
  • Myanmar; and
  • Vietnam.
What this means for your visit to BDB Pitmans:

We kindly ask that if your recent travel history falls into either category, or you have been in recent contact with a coronavirus patient, you do not attend any events at BDB Pitmans.

This is for your safety as well as the safety of others.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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