Forthcoming events and seminars
- How long will you live for? Without an answer to this question and, given the inexorable shift from DB to DC, most of us have to decide what we want in retirement and take responsibility for how we will fund our hopes. If we do not, increasing longevity will place an unbearable strain on the NHS, long-term care provision and Government finances. Recent, radical pension reform should empower individuals to use their pension savings to suit their needs – if their pension plan allows them to!
- The consumer law framework in the UK is in the midst of major reform which directly affects further and higher education providers, and the “student contract”. Key areas of focus include the supply of services, unfair contract terms and enforcement powers.
- The growth of the academy sector has seen unprecedented changes in the delivery of primary and secondary education. One of the key features of the academy programme has been the rise of the sponsorship model.
- 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.
- With increased competition for student numbers and ongoing funding reductions, the education sector is facing unprecedented financial pressures. As a consequence, institutions are increasingly looking at ways to reduce costs and operate more efficiently.
- Anyone new to the role of Clerk to the Corporation of a further education of sixth form college will face a steep learning curve. As well as ensuring the smooth functioning of the Corporation, Clerks will be expected to have a firm grasp of the legal and regulatory provisions governing the operation of a governing body. They will also be the ‘go to’ person should any governor need advice on any aspect of their role or if a problem arises in relation to the governing body’s activities.
- Automatic re-enrolment must occur every three years following an employer’s staging date, which means that larger employers will begin to do this for the first time from Autumn 2015.
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.
- The FLA and Eversheds are working together to present this event at which we will be joined by Sam Condry (Senior Associate) from the Financial Conduct Authority’s Redress Policy Team and Richard West (Lead Ombudsman) from the Financial Ombudsman Service.
- Education providers who employ or who wish to employ and sponsor migrant workers need to be Tier 2 sponsor licence holders.
- The Tier 4 Sponsor Guidance states that the ability to sponsor students to study in the UK is a privilege that must be earned. Education providers who teach or wish to teach and sponsor international students need to be Tier 4 sponsor licence holders.
- Contracts go wrong all the time and, even in an improving 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 or the other party wishes to re-negotiate.
Criminality and the employment relationship - History, subsequent convictions and allegations - with NacroOver ten million people in the UK have a criminal record*. Our criminal records regime seeks to balance respect for civil liberties, public protection, and the encouragement of rehabilitation, and this balance continues to shift, following changes to legislation on the disclosure of criminal records.
- The headline-grabbing measures in the Queen’s Speech concerned the regulation of strikes and trade unions. On the face of it, this affects a minority of employers but, while unions may be losing voice in the UK, they have a growing influence internationally.
Data Protection and the employment relationship - an essential guide for managers and HR professionalsDealing with employees’ personal data is a necessary and unavoidable feature of the day to day work of anyone with management responsibilities.
- Against the backdrop of the now well established fees for intervention and more recently, significant increases in fines for health and safety offences, we will look at some of the key risks faced in the education sector.
- Employment tribunals increasingly expect employers to show that they have undertaken a fair and thorough investigation of complaints that are made about or by employees.
- A decline in industrial action and a trend within HR functions toward specialism, means that many senior managers lack experience of working with unions and employee representatives.
- At any time, 1 in 6 of the working population will have a mental health disorder, most commonly anxiety or depression, and a further 1 in 6 will have symptoms of mental ill-health, including substance dependence*. Many of these people will recover from their illness.
- Do you quietly panic when you receive a request from an employee or third party for access to personal data, not entirely sure where to start, just what you should disclose or whether you are legally obliged to respond at all?
- This seminar will be delivered by experienced solicitors who specialise in providing employment advice to universities, colleges and schools.
- This seminar will consider the key legal issues that arise in this context and how your institution can deal lawfully, fairly and effectively with its equality obligations to staff.
- HR professionals and managers need to understand the legal framework that underpins the employment relationship.
- 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.
- It has been an interesting year so far for the food and drink sector with media headlines picking up on a number of challenges facing the industry including increased competition, food integrity, increased scrutiny on global labour relations, as well as the need to produce quality products at reasonable prices.
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