Forthcoming events and seminars
- In recognition of the rising expectations judges have of an employer's investigation process and documentation, and the ever increasing complexity of some employee investigations, more and more organisations are recognising that the conduct of investigations is a specialist role, and developing in-house teams of dedicated management investigators.
- Few of us can fund 20 years of retirement from 35 years of working life. The response of Government to increased pensions costs has been a range of policy measures to encourage longer working lives and support ‘active aging’. The rise in State Pension age, the new State Pension, the abolition of the default retirement age, revolutionary reform of private pension scheme rules and the extension of flexible working mean that people will work for longer.
- Product safety is a critical issue in the automotive sector. Its significance for companies across the supply chain continues to grow as the regulatory environment and consumer expectations become more complex and demanding.
- In a survey carried out by ‘Worldatwork’ 58% of organisations rated their performance management systems as ‘C grade or below’. The average level of employee absence is 7.6 days a year and this absence costs employers on average £595 per employee annually*.
- Carrie Morrison, the first woman admitted as a solicitor motivated this female in-house lawyer networking event.
- The Children and Families Act 2014 led to the introduction on 1 September 2014 of the new ‘Special Educational Needs and Disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years’ (“SEND CoP”) which was accompanied by non-statutory guidance for further education and other post-16 providers.
- Education providers who employ or who wish to employ migrant workers need to be Tier 2 sponsor licence holders. The Tier 2 Sponsor Guidance contains a large number of obligations that education providers must comply with and often, internal systems and processes are not robust enough to be fully compliant with the Tier 2 Sponsor Guidance.
- Education providers who teach or wish to teach international students need to be Tier 4 sponsor licence holders. Tier 4 has been subject to a number of changes in recent months, some of which could have huge consequences for education providers if they are not complied with. For example, there has been a significant change in relation to HTS requirements and, in particular, refusal rates which, from November 2014 will be cut from 20% to 10%.
- Contracts go wrong all the time and, in a tough economy, parties are especially keen to fight for their rights. The fall-out can be costly and a drain on management time. Getting your contracts right from the beginning should stop disputes arising in the first place. Better still, you will be better placed to keep that profitable relationship on track if difficult issues arise.
- The one constant in the area of employment law is change, and 2015 is set to be no exception. It can be difficult for busy HR professionals to read and digest the latest legislation, case law and its implications. This seminar will provide you with an understanding of key recent developments and how they impact on the education sector.
- The pressure is on the Government to complete its employment reforms before the Election. The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill impacts on zero hours contracts, and the employment status review may lead to an extension of employment rights to all workers.
- The Education sector handles a huge amount of personal data. Handling freedom of information requests and data protection requirements is a very challenging and time consuming process. The Education sector is held to a high standard and anyone dealing with these issues must be aware of key risk areas so that they can ensure compliance.
- With so much happening in the law and regulation of mortgages, Eversheds is launching a series of thought leadership seminars specifically for clients involved in arrears and possessions.
- According to a UCU survey, 10% or more of respondents from 37 HEIs said that they were “always and/or often” subject to bullying at work*. Bullying and Harassment can lead to damage to an institution’s reputation, adverse publicity, poor performance, low morale and high staff turnover, amongst other things. In this webinar we will provide key practical tips to tackle these issues and promote dignity at work throughout your workforce.
- There were 133 work-related fatalities last year, a statistic which is rightly regarded with the utmost seriousness. However, there are also around 1,000 road traffic fatalities each year involving workplace driving. This area of health and safety law has not always attracted the attention that such a shocking statistic deserves, although it is back on the Parliamentary agenda.
- The courts continually state that there should be no distinction between physical and psychological injury, but mental illness is more difficult for employers to deal with in practice. You often cannot see the symptoms in the way you can with physical injury, and employers who have faced spurious claims are, understandably, wary. Most mental health conditions are as manageable and treatable as physical ailments.
- Historically, private sector employers have been largely unaffected by equal pay litigation. However, that position is now changing and several multi-claimant test cases have been brought against major companies based on alleged pay discrepancies in equal value jobs.
- HR professionals and managers need to understand the legal framework that underpins the employment relationship.
- A survey carried out by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation*, found that out of 122 recruitment agencies, more than 70% had been asked by clients to avoid hiring pregnant women or those of childbearing age.
- Managing teams of people is challenging at the best of times. Working across European borders is even more difficult, due to cultural and legal differences.
- Join us for the ninth annual Eversheds Academy - a unique 3 day residential commercial awareness programme designed specifically for in house lawyers.
- This briefing will explore the key legal and practical issues which arise for FE and HE institutions in this area and assist your institution to manage student fitness to practise matters effectively and confidently.
- The last year has continued to see changes in the enforcement of health and safety law. The flow of corporate manslaughter cases coming before the courts has continued to increase, and fines for health and safety offences have been increasing dramatically.
- The passing of more, new legislation has been a favoured approach to enforce better practice.
- With so much happening in the financial services industry in 2015, it is more important than ever that organisations understand and keep on top of legal and regulatory changes.
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