Key Points
  • Redefining Employment - Adapting to Innovation in Business Models and New Ways of Working
  • Flexible and Autonomous Employment - Opening up the World of Work
  • A Fair Deal - Security, Pay and Rights in the Modern Workplace


Overview
Held in the context of the Taylor Review into Modern Employment and Select Committee inquiries into employment in the ‘gig economy’, and the future of work and workers’ rights, this event will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders to discuss and debate priorities for reform of employment rights and practices, assess how employers and employees are adopting and adapting to flexible working practices, understand the implications for industrial relations, and consider next steps for address work-life balance.

Redefining Employment - Adapting to Innovation in Business Models and the Gig Economy

How is the ‘gig economy’ challenging traditional notions of employment; options for better defining the status of casual and ‘on-demand’ workers; and policy priorities for Government, HMRC and other key stakeholders in adapting to new ways of working.

Flexible and Autonomous Employment – Addressing Work-Life Balance and Providing Security for Temporary and Casual Workers

Analysing the prevalence of temporary and casual workers in the economy and priorities for employment protection; the challenges and opportunities of creating a flexible approach to employment which benefits both employer and employee; and opportunities for supporting diversity in the labour market.

Security, Pay and Rights in the Modern Workplace – Developing a Modern Employment Law Framework

Examine the challenges and opportunities for balancing flexibility and informality with employment rights and access to sick pay, holiday pay, maternity and paternity pay, and pensions; policy priorities for the future of employment rights and benefits; and the future of workers’ rights post-Brexit.

Agenda
Start

08:30 - 08:55
Registration, Coffee and Networking

 

08:55 - 09:00
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

09:00 - 09:15
The Challenges Ahead - Key Issues in Employment

 

09:15 - 09:45
Policy Approaches to The Future World of Work

 

Speakers

Iain Wright MP Chair, Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

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09:45 - 10:30
Redefining Employment - Adapting to Innovation in Business Models and New Ways of Working

 

Speakers

Susie Al-Qassab Associate Partner, Howard Kennedy

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10:30 - 10:35
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

10:35 - 11:00
Refreshment Break

 

11:00 - 11:05
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

11:05 - 12:00
Flexible and Autonomous Employment – Opening up the World of Work

 

12:00 - 12:55
A Fair Deal - Security, Pay and Rights in the Modern Workplace

 

Speakers

Nigel Mackay Associate, Leigh Day

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12:55 - 13:00
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

End

Speakers

Susie Al-Qassab Associate Partner, Howard Kennedy

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Richard Laughton CEO, EasyCar & Chair, Sharing Economy UK

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Nigel Mackay Associate, Leigh Day

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Daniel Tomlinson Researcher, Resolution Foundation

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Seamus Nevin Head of Employment and Skills Policy, Institute of Directors

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Venue details

Central London


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