Higgs prescribes right remedy for employers concerned about swine flu pandemic

14th August 2009

A special seminar for employers worried about swine flu and its implications on their businesses is being held by legal firm Higgs & Sons.

The seminar will take place on 13 October 2009 at the Black Country Museum and is designed to provide employers with vital information on how to manage their business during a time when the medical profession and the government are suggesting a possible upturn in the number of individuals affected by the pandemic.

Louise O'Connor, Higgs' HR consultant will lead the seminar.  Louise has many years' experience working in corporate HR roles across the region and has recently joined Higgs, adding further strength to its employment team. 

"The swine flu seminar will provide an introduction to how the virus may affect businesses," says Louise. 

"We will cover the key considerations for managing and controlling absence levels within the workplace and also address the questions employers can expect from their own employees."

Whilst the number of cases of swine flu in England has dipped this week with only an estimated 30,000 new cases, experts still expect an increase in cases during autumn when schools reopen and the traditional flu season begins in the UK. 

Louise said: "HR departments have never been so busy.  Our role is to ensure they receive the very latest legal advice and practical guidance to support them. In reaction to the current problems employers face with swine flu we have prepared a seminar to highlight issues and assist in reducing the impact on businesses."

If you would like to attend the seminar, please call Louise on 01384 342100 or email Clare.smith@higgsandsons.co.uk or louise.o'connor@higgsandsons.co.uk.

Higgs & Sons operates from three locations; Brierley Hill, Stourbridge and Kingswinford. 

Further information: Hazel Crawford-Upton, Connect PR, 01902 714957, hazel@connect-group.com.


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