Wilkin Chapman law firm to offer free employment law advice at Lincoln event

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The expert Employment Law team at Wilkin Chapman will hold a free seminar for all local businesses, providing advice on latest legal developments.

It is the first seminar of its kind in 2017, and will focus on two areas for business owners: the forthcoming Apprenticeship Levy and the difficult area of employment status in gig economies following recent employment tribunal cases, most notably involving taxi firm Uber.

The breakfast seminar will be held on Wednesday, March 15 at Wilkin Chapman’s Lincoln office from 8am to 10am.

The seminar will be delivered by Oliver Tasker, senior solicitor and employment law specialist from Wilkin Chapman solicitors and Amanda Petrie from Linden, a national provider of Apprenticeship training.

Oliver will cover the implications of the landmark Uber ruling and the impact on businesses and the wider gig economy.

During the seminar Oliver will discuss:

  • The main principles of the Uber ruling and the impact on your business
  • Key principles of employment status and the merging lines between self-employed contractors and workers/employees
  • Workforce engagement and options

Amanda Petrie will then look at the impact of the Apprenticeship Levy to your business.

From April 6 all UK employers with a pay bill of over £3 million each year will be required to pay 0.5% of their annual payroll into the levy. Amanda will explore the practicalities of how the levy will work including accessing and spending the levy funds from your digital account.

Refreshments will be provided, and it is open to all business owners, directors, managers and professionals working in HR, Finance or Training.

To register to attend visit the website.