Worthingtons Present Employment Law Update at CIPD Breakfast Seminar

21 April 2015

Maxine Orr and Louise McAloon, Partners in the Employment Law Department in Worthingtons, recently presented an Employment Law Update at the CIPD Breakfast Seminar

Maxine Orr and Louise McAloon, partners in employment law with Worthingtons, recently presented a Employment Law update at the Breakfast Seminar hosted by Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development NI branch in association with nijobfinder.co.uk.

Held in the Ramada Hotel, Belfast, on March 5, the Breakfast Seminar was attended by over 150 delegates in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Keeping up to date on current employment law is an important aspect of any HR practitioner’s role and a key part of personal and professional continuous development.

Both lawyers provided an overview of key changes in employment law legislation and case law with reference to two specific areas:-

Maxine Orr provided a detailed update on annual leave entitlements through the review of recent case law developments including the Bear Scotland EAT Decision on overtime and looking at how employee entitlement is calculated.

Louise McAloon gave delegates an overview of social media policies in the workplace and detailed advice into which circumstances disciplinary action can be taken. She also discussed how the tribunals have been approaching issues arising as a result of employee activity on various social media platforms.

Maxine Orr is a Partner in Worthingtons Solicitors, Belfast where she heads up the Employment Law Team. She advises and represents employers and senior executives, both in the public and private sector, on all aspects of employment law.

Louise McAloon is a Partner within the Employment Law Team at Worthingtons Solicitors, Belfast and specialises in Employment law, providing advice and representation in respect of all categories of employment claims before the Industrial and Fair Employment Tribunals and the civil courts in Northern Ireland. She also provides in house training for employers in relation toequal opportunities and workplace disciplinary investigations, processes and procedures.

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