Gig economy and flexible workforce trends

Square One Law’s employment team and NRG are delighted to invite you to the fourth seminar in the People Power Series for an overview of recent and expected developments likely to influence the management of your business.


Jean-Pierre van Zyl, head of the employment team, will discuss the trend towards flexible employment in the gig economy, the arrangements that work and those that don’t as well as how to effectively protect your organisation’s intellectual property and business contacts from competition.

Simon Loy, senior employment partner will discuss holiday pay including the recent line of cases relating to the inclusion of commission, overtime and bonus payments in holiday pay calculations. He will also review the latest developments in claims for back pay where such amounts have not been included historically.

Susie Das, senior associate, will review recent legal developments and common queries on dress codes in the workplace and offering practical advice on handling dress code related issues.

Rebecca Fielding, senior associate, will consider the potential implications of a recent Employment Tribunal decision to uphold a claim of direct sex discrimination arising as a result of the employer offering enhanced maternity pay but no enhanced pay for male employees wishing to assume the primary carer role.

When and Where:

Wednesday 12 July 2017 from 8.30am to 11.00am at:

The Toffee Factory, Lower Steenbergs Yard, Quayside, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2DF.

Registration, refreshments and breakfast sandwiches will be served from 8.30am for 9.00am start.

Registering your place

Spaces are limited at the event so please ensure you reserve your free place here.

Please note this event is for clients and business partners of Square One Law and NRG therefore we cannot accept bookings from other law and recruitment firms.