Forthcoming events and seminars

  • 9th annual pensions conference

    How often is a new Government policy described as revolutionary, and how often is it really true? No one expected George Osborne to overhaul the tax rules for DC pensions in the Budget. In a few moments, he transformed retirement for all those who have yet to retire. The requirement to secure a guaranteed income was swept away in favour of a fundamental willingness to trust people with their own money.
  • Advanced employee investigation interview skills and tactics

    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.
  • Ages at work - Extending work life with ACAS and Quietroom

    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.
  • Automotive product safety - an eye on the road

    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.
  • Capability, Ill Health and Performance Management education seminar

    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.
  • Changes to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regime seminar for FE

    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.
  • Changes to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regime webinar for FE

    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.
  • Compliance with Tier 2 Sponsor Obligations seminar– update for education institutions

    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.
  • Compliance with Tier 4 Sponsor Obligations seminar – update for education institutions

    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 - Common pitfalls and how to avoid them

    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.
  • Critical Developments in Employment Law seminar - for education institutions

    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.
  • Data Protection, Freedom of Information and the employment relationship webinar

    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.
  • Developments in mortgage law and regulation - a 2014/15 seminar series

    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.
  • Dignity in the workplace webinar – managing bullying and harassment

    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.
  • Driving for work - Policies, investigation and the law

    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.
  • Employees and mental health - Responsibility and adjustment

    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.
  • Employment law breakfast briefing - End of 2014 review

    It is time once again for our ever popular series of employment law breakfast briefings.
  • Equal pay updates: Key principles and new developments - with Opportunity Now

    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.
  • Essential employment law for HR professionals

    HR professionals and managers need to understand the legal framework that underpins the employment relationship.
  • Essentials for academy clerks and company secretaries

    Becoming an academy confers legal responsibilities under company law which many schools and sponsors are unfamiliar with. In addition, the EFA’s guidance on academy trust compliance is developing everyday.
  • Essential shared parental leave and family friendly rights education update seminar

    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.
  • European HR - Cross-border employment law

    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.
  • Eversheds Academy; Being Commercial

    Join us for the ninth annual Eversheds Academy - a unique 3 day residential commercial awareness programme designed specifically for in house lawyers.
  • Financial services and competition issues

    The financial services sector has recently become the focus of intense competition law interest, with the Financial Conduct Authority’s existing competition objective being further strengthened by the grant of concurrent competition law powers from April 2015. At the same time, a new standalone Payment Systems Regulator with additional regulatory and concurrent competition law powers will be fully operational by April 2015.

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