How to Reduce Staff Hours Without Redundancy

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Course Overview

Within the current economic climate law firms are under an incredible amount of pressure to streamline costs and increase profitability if they are to remain in business. This often leads to difficult decisions, one of which involves the workforce. This course will consider the question, how can a law firm reduce staff hours without placing the business at risk of a claim?

Delivered by experienced lecturer Sue Edwards, this course will concentrate on recent case law in this area, the HR process to obtain assistance and the paperwork trail required should your firm need to reduce staff hours.

In addition, guidance will be offered on what to do after the event including how to review changes with staff and the importance of ongoing monitoring to assess risk.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 1 hour recorded webinar
  • This course provides one CPD point

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Understand how the Courts assess 'significant reduction' in hours in recent case law
    • Know how to approach your clients regarding the process of hour reductions and how to manage this successfully
    • Be aware of the relevant HR processes and know how to implement these, including how to reach agreement with staff members regarding hour reductions
    • Be familiar with recent case law involving the reduction of staff hours e.g. Packman Lucas Associates v Fauchon 2012

What is the target audience?

  • This course will be of interest to employment practitioners and HR professionals who would like the knowledge and skill to handle such a delicate matter with confidence.



About Instructor - Sue Edwards

Susan Edwards is a solicitor and entrepreneur who founded Law Hound Ltd, an online organisation which has taken a fresh approach to supplying law and compliance training in a no-nonsense and commercial way.

Course Curriculum

How to reduce staff hours without redundancy

  • Webinar- Reducing staff hours
  • Notes- Reducing staff hours
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