As most employers know, it won't be possible to dismiss anyone who turns 65 on or after 1 October 2011 using the default retirement age (DRA). In our view, this is the single biggest change to employment law this year. The abolition of the DRA creates a whole host of practical issues for employers in terms of how they manage and incentivise their workforces in the future.
We would like to invite you to attend a briefing and round-table discussion of some of the key issues we think employers ought to be considering now. The briefing will take place on 20 September 2011 and we hope it will give you an opportunity to discuss with us and fellow HR professionals, some of the areas where problems may crop up and the practical steps you can take to deal with these issues appropriately. The topics the session will cover include:
- in what circumstances can you justify a retirement age;
- how to performance manage older workers;
- succession planning in the absence of a retirement age; and
- benefits structures and the new exemption.
The event will start at 9am and end at 10.30am. The briefing is aimed at HR Managers, in-house employment advisers and anyone in your organisation who has responsibility for managing employment and HR issues.
For more information please contact the Hogan Lovells Events Team.