Posted: Sat 20th Feb 2021

Furlough, Brexit and IR35 among issues to be covered at virtual employment law forum

Business, in Wales.
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Feb 20th, 2021

FURLOUGH, Brexit and IR35 will be among the topics discussed at a virtual employment law event.

Supertemps and S2 Recruitment, based in Colwyn Bay and Bangor, have again teamed up with Manchester legal firm JMW Solicitors for a free seminar covering a wide range of themes on Thursday March 4.

The session will be held online due to the Coronavirus, and the pandemic itself will be among the issues employers can raise during an online Q&A.

Sarah Ellwood, Managing Director of Supertemps and S2 Recruitment, said: “Given the unprecedented situation we have been in for almost 12 months I’m sure a lot of employers will still have questions about the impact COVID-19 has had on their workforce, and the effects it could have in the future.

“From furlough to the vaccination roll-out and PPE (personal protective equipment) there have been challenges and obstacles for private and public sector organisations in completely unchartered territory.

“And there are other changes on the horizon, including IR35, and whether furlough will end in April and what happens when it does. We hope people will join us to find out more.”


Representing JMW Solicitors will be partner Simon Bloch and Paul Chamberlain, Head of the company’s Department for Employment Law.

“The National Minimum Wage and some of the most interesting and insightful employment law cases of the last 12 months will also be covered on the day,” said Simon.

“I’m sure people will have a lot of questions given everything that has happened in the last year, and we will do our best to answer them.

“Sadly, we cannot hold the event in person as we have in the past, but our partnership with Supertemps and S2 Recruitment continues to grow – as does the popularity of these seminars – so we hope to see a positive response.”


Jobseekers and employers can also watch videos with advice and guidance on a range of subjects from virtual interview preparation and furlough vs working, to online on-boarding of new starters and how to respond to the challenges of COVID-19.

Sarah added: “One of our biggest priorities since the onset of the pandemic has been to keep North Wales working and be there to support not only our clients but any organisation that needs our help.

“We are starting to see positive signs of recovery but obviously there will be long-lasting reaction for many people; there are also opportunities and as things start to open up again, we could see the landscape change – it’s important we are all ready for that.”


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