Lancashire HR Employers Forum

Together we are Forbes

Wednesday 06 March 2013, Clayton Park Conference Centre, Jct 7 Business Park, Clayton-le-Moors, BB5 5JW

Chaired by Joanne Pickering from Forbes Solicitors

11.30am until 2.00pm


  1. Buffet Lunch and Networking
  2. Welcome and General Introduction
  3. ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)
    Providing a summary of key employment law updates (10 minutes)
  4. Ruth Rule-Mullen, Associate, Employment Team, Forbes Solicitors
    Summary of recent cases which may impact on the workforce (10 minutes)
  5. Theme - Health Issues - How an employer can work with employees in the work place in relation to health and wellbeing and in relation to physical capability, be aware of what external support is available and how this can assist:
    • During the Recruitment / Induction process
    • During the Employment Process - as health issues arise or part of the capability processes in relation to ill health
      Ruth Rule-Mullen & Joanne L Pickering, Forbes Solicitors
      From the Legal and HR practitioner point of view (20 minutes)
    • External Help - Occupational Health
      Dr Andrews, Occupational Health Specialist, Health Business Ltd
      Will provide an insight into the role of OH and examples of how OH has helped facilitate a return to work for employees (20 minutes)
    • External Help - Physiotherapy treatment - win / win - employer and employee benefits by prevention and treatment
      Samantha House CSP HCPC, Physiofusion Ltd
      Will provide an insight into the musculoskeletal (MSK) side in relation to injuries or how to prevent MSK problems i.e. back pain etc (20 minutes)
    • Question & Answer Session to the panel of speakers (10 minutes)
  6. Peter Byrne, Partner & Head of Employment Law, Forbes Solicitors
    Introducing HR Complete - Insurance backed scheme
  7. Joanne L Pickering, Director of HR & Training, Forbes Solicitors
    Chair's Report
  8. Any Other Business
  9. Date of next meeting - 3rd July 2013

Supported By Forbes Solicitors