Forthcoming events and seminars
- All employers face the prospect of a workplace accident. The severity of the incident may range from a slip or trip in which no serious harm occurs through to a more critical event where an employee or third party is badly hurt.
- 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.
- “The use of zero hours contracts has been underestimated, oversimplified and in some cases unfairly demonised.*”. There is nothing inherently wrong with zero-hours contracts. These are not zero-protected workers. Because of their pattern of work, they may even be entitled to a guaranteed number of hours.
- Four thousand employers have already signed up – 1.5 million to go! The new legal duty to automatically enrol your workers into a workplace pension came into force in October 2012 for the largest employers, and is now being phased in to cover all employers, including 11 million workers, over the next five years. This new law carries significant costs for both employers and employees.
- Product safety is a critical issue in the automotive sector. Its significance for companies across the supply chain continues to grow as engineering boundaries are stretched, consumer expectations continue to increase, and the regulatory environment becomes more complex and demanding. A string of recent high profile vehicle recalls show the damaging impact on businesses when things go wrong.
- Following the recent changes to Immigration rules these webinars will explore current government thinking and the landscape of immigration law along with the pitfalls to avoid when dealing with immigration issues. We will focus on providing practical steps for your institution to take when dealing with various immigration issues for both staff and students.
- In a crisis you need to be free to find out what has happened without the details becoming public. Creating and maintaining legal privilege can make, or break, your defence in a regulatory investigation or negotiation. It can also provide you with a breathing space to allow you to plan your response.
- “Take as long as you need...”. There is lots of evidence of good practice in the handling of bereavement in the workplace. While it is not surprising that there is popular support for a statutory entitlement to bereavement leave, this may be much easier said than done. Legislation would require definitions, limits and standards which may be insensitive to the unique impact of each death and the way that those affected need to grieve.
- During this half-day session you will be introduced to various scenarios that you might face from the beginning to the end of a campus development project.
- The aim of Carrie is to bring together female in-house lawyers in an interactive, stimulating environment, to provide practical guidance from accomplished speakers and to enable networking and sharing of experiences.
Central and Eastern European HR - Employment law in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia and SlovakiaThe Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries have distinctive employment law frameworks which an increasing number of HR practitioners and in-house lawyers must come to terms with.
- Contracts go wrong all the time and the present economic climate means that 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 statutory offence of corporate manslaughter came into force in 2008 and was intended to make it easier to convict organisations whose senior managers breached their duty of care, causing death. Heralded as a significant change, it introduced a new penalty of publicity orders, as well as unlimited fines. Six years on, only six relatively small companies have been convicted, despite over 100 prosecutions of organisations by the HSE following fatal accidents.
- The new year brings fundamental changes to employment law affecting every workplace, including the introduction of early conciliation to cover almost all tribunal claims and the extension of the right to request flexible work to all.
- This seminar will explore the recent themes and developments in student law relevant to FE and HE institutions. It will analyse some of the principal challenges institutions are facing and the key statutory and regulatory changes and developments in caselaw relevant to the management of the student relationship.
- In the current climate, more and more institutions are considering how to leverage more from their IP assets e.g. through commercialisation within the constraints of their constitution. In this seminar we will look at current IP issues for education institutions.
- Driving for work is the most common risk in workplace health and safety. We will cover vicarious liability, the use of electronic devices while driving, substance abuse and HSE guidance.
- The last year has seen real changes in the enforcement of health and safety law. Corporate manslaughter cases have begun to trickle through, the Health and Safety Executive has launched its fees for intervention and the government continues with its changes to the health and safety and criminal landscape.
- Now that the festivities of the season are well and truly over, we have the next instalment of our regular free briefings to get you back into the swing of things!
- The full-time gender pay gap has closed in recent years but it is still around 10%, which poses a challenge to the work that employers’ are engaged in on diversity.
- HR professionals and managers need to understand the legal framework that underpins the employment relationship.
- Employment law is a fast moving and challenging area. This seminar will focus on providing you with an understanding of key recent developments, and how they may impact upon the education sector. It will consist of an analysis of recent and forthcoming legislative changes, as well as consideration of any important case law developments, potentially impacting on institutions.
- 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 eighth annual Eversheds Academy - a unique 3 day residential commercial awareness programme designed specifically for in house lawyers.
- This seminar 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.
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