Leading law firm Baines Wilson is holding an employment law seminar for local businesses and HR professionals.

The seminar will cover restrictive covenants, compensation payments, how to conduct appeal hearings, and redundancy and update delegates on the latest case law and legislation.

It is hosted by the firm’s employment team, Joanne Holborn, Tom Scaife and Caroline Rayner.

The seminar will cover restrictive covenants and garden leave, calculating compensation, how to conduct appeal hearings, redundancy and case law and legislation update

Mrs Holborn, head of employment and training at Baines Wilson, said: “The Government has recently announced proposals to extend redundancy protection for new mothers.

“Furthermore, in a commitment to improving quality of work in the UK, the Government’s Good Work Plan was published in December with a list of proposals and some draft legislation.

“Additionally, the abolition of tribunal fees has also seen the number of tribunals soar which, in turn, is having an impact on employers when they are dealing with issues with staff.

“Employers are working in a fast-changing environment, and it is now more important than ever to keep up with the latest employment practices and laws.

“The seminar is important in enabling HR professionals to keep up with and have a good working knowledge of all employment legislation relevant to them.”

The employment law seminar will take place on March 19 at Rheged, near Penrith, from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

In 2018, Baines Wilson, which has offices in Carlisle and Lancaster, was recognised in the legal profession’s publications, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.

It also won the Developing the Next Generation category at the BECBC awards.