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.
All a-Board! Local Pension Boards - New LGPS Governance requirements. Course A: Establishing a Local Pension BoardThe responsibility for establishing a Local Pension Board rests with the Administering Authority of each Fund, as the ‘Scheme Manager’ under the regulations. This is something the Administering Authority must do, it is not optional.
- 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%.
- 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.
- 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.
- Holiday Pay: has it left you needing a break? Holiday pay has been hitting the headlines throughout 2014, particularly since announcement of the EAT decision in Bear in November. In December 2014, the Government also announced changes to the law meaning that claims for deductions from pay submitted on or after 1 July 2015 will be limited to the two year period before the claim is issued.
- 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.
- We have a great line up of speakers and lively debates, and we will be joined by our key note speaker Mike Ahanchian, Head of Insights at the British Retail Consortium. Mike will discuss the changing face of retail, take a look back at the retail industry over the past 12 months, and summarise some of the key trends and challenges that lie ahead for Retail businesses.
- Join us for the ninth annual Eversheds Academy - a unique 3 day residential commercial awareness programme designed specifically for in house lawyers.
- Join us on Wednesday 25th February 2015 for the launch of the Eversheds LLP Overseas Banks Legal and Compliance Forum (OBLC Forum).
- 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.
- It is in the interest of every HR professional to deepen their understanding of their organisation’s purpose and operating context, and the part they play in achieving goals. The aim of this Summer School is to explore some skills of ‘future HR leaders’ and some evergreen people issues.
- It is increasingly common for employers to recruit non-UK employees or to require their employees to work abroad. Most employers in this age of international labour mobility require knowledge of the immigration system in the UK.
- When an employee moves to work in a location other than their home country, an additional layer of employment, immigration, tax and social security laws will apply in at least two jurisdictions.
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