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Webinar – The future of the workplace: Practical and legal considerations

7 September 2021
11am – 12pm – Delivered through the medium of English
2pm – 3pm – Delivered through the medium of Welsh

Webinar aim 

This webinar will provide an overview of the practical and legal considerations for employers seeking to implement changes to working patterns in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.  

Content  

Whilst the Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly caused the most significant disruption to the workplace in generations, it has also challenged the status quo and demonstrated the effectiveness of widescale remote working. 

As a result, as we navigate towards a post-pandemic world, many employers will be thinking about adopting a ‘hybrid’ working pattern, which encompasses office working and homeworking.  

This webinar will outline the legal implications of making these changes to working practices and will provide useful tips on amending internal policies to reflect these changes. It will also highlight practical issues which arise from homeworking arrangements and provide guidance on how to manage them effectively.  

 Learning Outcomes 

By the end of the webinar participants will:  

  • Understand the contractual implications of implementing homeworking or hybrid working in the workplace   
  • Understand the legal implications of homeworking on data protection and health and safety  
  • How to amend internal policies and procedures if employees are homeworking  
  • Be aware of the legal rights of some employees to request flexible working  
  • How to avoid discrimination when implementing homeworking or flexible working in the workplace 
  • Practical tips for implementing homeworking effectively 

 Who the session is for 

This session is suitable for anyone who is responsible for managing employees and is interested in understanding the practical and legal implications of implementing homeworking or hybrid working in the workplace. 

 About the speaker  

Fflur Jones is a Partner and Head of Employment Law at Darwin Gray LLP in Cardiff.