An Introduction to Employment Issues within the Agricultural Sector
This virtual classroom seminar will provide delegates with a summary of key employment matters for consideration within the agricultural sector.
It will cover some of the fundamental understanding needed to employ workers and includes subject matter to reflect forthcoming changes in the employment landscape such as Brexit. It is suitable for anyone in the agricultural sector that hires or manages workers.
What You Will Learn
This live and interactive session will cover the following:
- Employment Status:
- Workers v Employees
- Terms & conditions/contracts of employment
- Working Time Regulations:
- Working Hours - minimum working hours legislation, record keeping and opt outs
- Holidays & rest breaks - the legal requirements for rest breaks during/between shifts, holiday leave and how compensatory rest break may be applied within the sector
- Fair Wage for Farm Work:
- Agricultural workers - what roles count as agricultural work?
- Wage rates - the current NMW and Agri Wage Board Rates and grades
- Overtime, training, sickness and other regulatory payments - the special rates and allowances that must be paid
- Protected tenancies - workers’ rights when providing accommodation and bare licences
- Service occupancy arrangements
- Tied accommodation - how offsets may be applicable to minimum wages when providing accommodation
- Termination of Employment and Disciplinary Actions:
- Fair & unfair reasons for dismissal
- Managing disciplinary matters
- Modern Slavery:
- The Modern Slavery Act - a reminder and employer responsibilities
- Farm work welfare app and modern slavery helpline
- Right to work checks & the EU Settlement Scheme
- New points-based system for employing staff from the European Economic Area (EEA) from January 2021
- Sponsorship - holding or applying for a sponsorship licence, explanation of tiers, minimum salaries, skill levels and key changes ahead
Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.