Forthcoming events and seminars
- Delivered by experts in academy conversions and the private finance initiative from law firm Eversheds LLP, this short course is designed to provide academy leaders with a fundamental understanding of how the private finance initiative works and how it might impact on a school’s conversion to academy status.
- 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 law in relation to working time and family rights issues is currently the subject of a number of important changes, with more on the horizon. These relate to, for example, shared maternity leave and changes to flexible working.
- “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.
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.
- 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 sector creates, receives and retains a huge amount of recorded information, much of it confidential and/or commercially sensitive in nature. All of this recorded information is subject to the freedom of information legislation. However, public authorities in the sector are still failing to properly deal with the requirements of the law in this area.
- 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.
- 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.
Energy - Saudi Arabia renewables, how and when to capitalise on the real opportunities in this emerging sectorA free conference aimed at helping position the supply chain and developers to contribute to and benefit from a successful wind and solar sector in Saudi Arabia.
- The rights of students and the duties and obligations of FE and HE institutions under equality law is a complex, evolving and often challenging area. FE and HE institutions are managing increasing numbers of requests, complaints and claims from applicants, students and former students in relation to equality and discrimination issues.
- 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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