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Seafish: Advice on UK Legislation

UK - Companies in the seafood industry throughout Yorkshire and the Humber are being urged to find out more about laws that could have far reaching consequences on their livelihoods.

According to Seafish, topics such as illegal and migrant workers, changes to employees’ holiday entitlement and employers’ health & safety obligations will be covered in an Employment Law and Health & Safety seminar being organised by the Seafish Industry Authority in conjunction with Peninsula Business Services.

Due to take place on November 18 at the Seafish Offices in Fishgate, Hull, this free seminar will also cover employers’ statutory duties, employee rights, discrimination laws, and tribunals.

Paul Williams, Director of Research at Seafish, said: “Ongoing changes to employment law and health & safety legislation have significant implications for business owners, directors and senior management in the seafood industry. For example, many of them are probably not aware that the maximum compensation for unfair dismissal is now £60,600, or that minimum holiday entitlement is to increase from April 1 2009.”

“We will also be outlining how employers face criminal prosecution if they are negligent on health & safety matters. The seminar will provide useful information and tips to help business owners understand their responsibilities, and this in turn will help them to conform to best practice and avoid costly tribunals,” he added.

The seminar will run from 9.30am to 12.30pm and everyone who attends will have the opportunity of arranging a free health & safety and employment law consultation.

the Fish Site Editor

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