Mukhtiar provides training in all aspects of employment law. He provides practical advice on how law changes may affect you and your business; and tactical advice on disputes. If you are a HR professional or solicitor interesting in receiving training please contact Mukhtiar.
Some of the courses and seminars in 2018 include:
Employment Law Updates 2018 Training with Central Law Training (CLT).
There have been numerous changes in Employment Law in the past 12 months, with many more anticipated this year. To book a place on the course, please visit the CLT website here.
23 April 2018– Central London
4 October 2018 – Central London
15 October 2018 – Birmingham
The course provides detail on the Gender Pay Gap Regulations; the effect of what might replace the ET Fees Order following R (UNISON) v Lord Chancellor in the Supreme Court; and the impact of Brexit.
There have been a host of interesting and important recent cases in Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the EAT. The course will consider:
- The worker/employee/self-employed status in the gig economy – has the tide turned against ‘platform providers’? There will be in-depth consideration of Aslam & Farrar v Uber, Dewhurst v City Sprint & Pimlico Plumbers Ltd v Smith
- Can the ET interpret an employment contract in an unlawful deduction from pay claim, as considered in Agarwal v Cardiff University & Weatherilt v Cathay Pacific?
- Is there a final answer in sight for all the questions raised by the Working Time Regulations? A wide number of important cases have been recently decided as to how WTR rights interact with sick pay, rolled up pay and commission payments
- National minimum wage and the care industry – when is a care worker ‘on call’ and entitled to NMW in Focus Care Agency Ltd v Roberts?
- Discrimination based on religion or belief – how and when should it be protected, and what occupation requirements will justify treating differing treatment, following Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions and Bougnaoui v Micropole Univers?
- Indirect discrimination – the correct approach following Essop v Home Office (UK Border Agency); Naeem v Secretary of State for Justice
- Numerous CA whistleblowing decisions in 2017 and particularly the relationship between private and public interest in Chesterton Global v Nurmohamed
- Retrospective force under the Equality Act 2010 – should employers and pension schemes now be planning for what equality rights might be protected in the future, following Walker v Innospec?
- Asda (and now other) equal pay litigation.
Hiring and Firing Senior Executives Conference 21 September 2018 Central London
This conference will examine the legal issues surrounding the effective hiring of senior executives and those relating to the termination of their employment. For more details and how to book click here.
Mukhtiar will be speaking on two topics:
Providing references: Can you remain on the Fence?
This session considers the desirability and sustainability of the widely used practice of providing neutral references. The Senior Managers and Certification Regime is intended to prevent “rolling bad apples” across the financial services industry and in 2019 (expected to be 10 December 2018 for insurers), the regime will be extended to all firms regulated or authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.
The session will cover:
- What is a negligent reference? An overview of the common law.
- Exemptions to subject access requests: does the GDPR change things?
- Regulatory References: who has to provide them?
- The requirements of Regulator References
- Settlement Agreements: meeting the requirements and reaching agreement.
Whistleblowing: Keeping track of the changes
There were numerous cases decided by the Court of Appeal last year, demonstrating that many aspects of whistleblowing law are far from settled. The session will provide an overview of the most significant cases as well as the effect of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime.
- Does LLP law trump employment law?
- Is ignorance bliss? Iago
- In the public interest with a self-interest. Chesterton Global Ltd v Nurmohamed: four factors.
- Other recent appellate cases
- Senior Managers and Certification Regime: SYSC 18