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Eversheds Sutherland training and events

Eversheds Sutherland provide thought-leading briefings and conferences, as well as core courses, to help practitioners develop their understanding of law and regulation in the workplace. We work with independent experts and government agencies to help organisations understand new legal requirements prior to implementation dates. We also aim to help delegates with their own personal professional development and to encourage better practice.

In addition, we provide a wide selection of free breakfast briefings, events and webinars. 

Upcoming events, webinars and training

  • 14th annual Labour relations conference - Fair rights, effective representation?

    There is evidence that employers and investors, are listening to what Theresa May has had to say about employment and pay, and reforming their practices. It also appears that political change in the EU and the USA have not had the economic consequences that were predicted. Timed to follow the TUC and party conferences, this conference addresses the impact of international developments on the UK labour market.
  • Adjustments - What is reasonable?

    When a disabled job applicant or employee is ‘substantially’ disadvantaged, the employer has a duty to make reasonable adjustments. The difficulty is that what is ‘reasonable’ depends upon the circumstances of each case, and upon the size and resources of the employer. In addition, line-managers are frequently asked to consider a range of individual requests for flexibility which may appear to amount to ‘special treatment’.
  • 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.
  • Avoiding victimisation - infamy, infamy...

    Every experienced HR professional will have to deal with a disgruntled employee who cannot move on from an incident, or disappointment, at work. A fair grievance process may have been followed and a thorough investigation held, but some employees simply cannot get over an outcome. This workshop provides a safe space to talk about the warning signs and the steps you can take.
  • Business immigration update - UK visa sponsorship and licence management

    This Business immigration update - UK visa sponsorship and licence management training course is relevant to HR and recruitment professionals from Tier 2 and 5 sponsors (including potential sponsors) who use the sponsor management system or have responsibility for a sponsor licence. Knowledge of the points-based system is assumed.
  • Central and Eastern European HR: employment law in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia and Slovakia

    The 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.
  • Crime at work - External investigators

    Organisations can be the victim of crime. They can also be the perpetrators. Employees can offend wittingly, or unwittingly, at work or in their private lives and wrong-doing can also be uncovered postemployment. HR is often the first to know when something is not right but their instinct to protect the employer and/or the employee may not be the right thing to do and may cause harm.
  • DBS checks for students

    As education is considered to be one of the best ways in which those with a criminal conviction can be rehabilitated and play a positive part in society, it is important for FE and HE institutions to understand their obligations to only ask applicants and students for spent or unspent conviction information if a particular role or course falls under various legal provisions.
  • Developing effective IP policies

    This seminar is aimed at executives, in-house legal counsel and other with IP/contract responsibility within universities and other educational institutions and organisations.
  • Employee investigations training

    Employment tribunals expect employers to show that they have undertaken a fair and thorough investigation of complaints. This investigation can be time-consuming and complicated. However, if carried out early and correctly, an investigation should contain a problem and minimise distraction from the business.
  • Employee relations - working effectively with your union and employee representatives

    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.
  • Employment breakfast briefing: Hot topics

    Employment law has been in the national media recently, with widely reported decisions in respect of holiday pay, employment status and sleep ins. The cases have helped us to understand what a worker is, what a worker should be paid during annual leave and if an employee should be paid for being asleep. Whilst the case law does not offer complete clarity, it has provided some assistance from which practical guidance can be taken.
  • Essential employment law for HR professionals

    HR professionals and managers need to understand the legal framework that underpins the employment relationship.
  • Essential immigration law for employers

    Increasing compliance activity, the Government’s commitment to a net migration target and Brexit make it crucial that employers have a clear understanding of right to work issues. This course covers the UK immigration system, in the context of the employment life cycle, the areas of law that apply and competing risks and penalties.
  • 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.
  • French employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    Based on the Napoleonic code and amended by statute ever since, French employment law is markedly different from the UK’s.
  • GDPR and HR - Game-changing powers

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies in all the EU member states and the UK from 25 May 2018.
  • Health and Safety Summer School - Health as well as safety

    The Health and Safety Executive is ‘targeting workplace inspection activity on risk reduction, including a sustained focus on health risks’. Good employers have always been concerned about employee wellbeing and recently this responsibility has mainstreamed, with better practice now more widespread.
  • HR Summer School - ethical HR

    People are ‘the greatest asset’ but they also make mistakes. HR share responsibility for recruiting, developing and promoting staff and rewarding the ‘right’ behaviours. As such, they can have a defining influence on the ethical culture which prevails in their organisation, including that of suppliers.
  • Immigration law: tier 4 sponsor obligations - update for education institutions

    Education providers who sponsor international students must be Tier 4 sponsor licence holders and permission to sponsor students to study in the UK is a privilege. Tier 4 has been subject to a number of significant changes recently, including partnership arrangements, academic progression and UK Visas and Immigration enforcement action.
  • International assignments - contracts, visas and tax

    Political change, including Brexit, has had an immediate impact on business migration and immigration in terms of eligibility to work, the right to remain and currency fluctuations which influence reward. This briefing highlights the employment, immigration and tax requirements that must be considered when sending an employee to work abroad, or when bringing an employee into the UK.
  • Introduction to Defined Benefit pensions: running a DB scheme

    Pension scheme trustees are required to have a knowledge and understanding of: the law relating to pensions and trusts, the principles relating to scheme funding and investment.
  • Introduction to Defined Contribution pensions: running a DC scheme

    Pension scheme trustees are required by law to have a knowledge and understanding of: – the law relating to pensions and trusts – the principles relating to scheme funding and investment
  • Introduction to UAE employment law (excluding DIFC)

    Increasing numbers of HR professionals have responsibility for employees working in the Gulf and the United Arab Emirates in particular. This course provides a general overview of the federal employment law and administrative procedures in the UAE excluding Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
  • Irish employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    The Irish and UK legal systems have many similarities. However, in an employment context those similarities can be deceptive.
  • Job stress - reduction and inspection

    The Health and Safety Executive’s 2016 strategy gives the same priority to health as it does to safety, and there will be a renewed focus on the Stress Management Standards. HSE inspectors will become more attentive to work-related ill health and we may see greater use of improvement notices.
  • Key Tier 2 immigration sponsor obligations webinar for education institutions

    Education providers who employ or who wish to employ migrant workers need to be Tier 2 sponsor licence holders.
  • Key Tier 4 immigration sponsor obligations webinar 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 important changes recently and this trend is likely to continue especially with the Government saying that it will review whether the student immigration rules should be tailored to the quality of the course and the educational institution.
  • Long Term Sickness Absence and Disability Discrimination

    Managing long term sickness absence involves a difficult balancing act between helping the employee return to work and deciding when the time has been reached when the institution can no longer put up with the absence.
  • Managing staff change and reorganisation - a practical guide

    In the current economic climate with the potential financial implications of Brexit for the sector, the area review process in FE and the potential impact of TEF and proposed changes to REF in HE, institutions may face the need to restructure, including the consideration of redundancies and/or changing terms and conditions of employment.
  • Pensions restructuring update

    In this update session, Chris Martin, chairman of the BHS trustees (ITS Limited), David Clarke, covenant specialist (KPMG)* and Emma King, pensions legal adviser (Eversheds Sutherland) will reflect on their experiences of the BHS case and other recent pensions restructurings, including some notable success stories, and will share some thoughts on what the future may hold.
  • People issues in deals - Disruption then integration

    Low interest and exchange rates, Brexit, America First, and even Northern Powerhouse initiatives are leading to a flurry of transactional activity. Although the people aspects of a corporate transaction rarely drive a deal, they often determine the success of it. Without careful internal messaging about the strategic benefits of a deal, and genuine storytelling about the vision for the future, an organisation may fail to gain the emotional buy-in necessary to realise the full value of the project.
  • Purposeful HR: enablement and risk

    Modern HR thinking encourages HR professionals to take wider business roles and for business managers to enter the HR function. This course is aimed at managers who need a better understanding of practical HR compliance and HRs distinct position as trusted adviser
  • Real Estate Training Programme

    The Eversheds Sutherland Real Estate Dispute Resolution Training Programme is a comprehensive course of training sessions aimed at the junior and mid level members of your team.
  • Safe recruitment - Inclusion with checks

    Your recruitment agencies may be responsible for right to work, identity and reference checks but employers cannot distance themselves from the damage to reputation of a bad hire. This briefing brings you up to date on a range of background checking duties and expectations, and the different approaches employers choose to take.
  • Safety incident responses - inquests and court appearances (with Alder and Henderson Chambers)

    When something goes wrong, the way an organisation responds, from the moment after the incident, all the way through the court process, is watched, recorded, analysed and judged.
  • South African employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    The previous South African regime was characterised by denial of workers’ rights and inequality. To redress the balance, the South African Government has introduced various pieces of labour legislation which employers have had to implement.
  • Strategic performance management – promoting a high performance culture

    Managing performance and promoting a high performance culture is a key sector issue, especially given the importance of external and regulatory factors such as the proposed changes to REF, the introduction of TEF, Ofsted, QAA and league tables. However, managing performance is an area which institutions have traditionally found difficult to deal with and managers and HR may not necessarily be fully equipped to deal with the challenges involved in this process.
  • Swiss employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    Switzerland is chosen by many multinational companies as a base for their European or global cross-border business activities, largely because of its advantageous investment climate.
  • UK, Ireland and EU breakfast briefing

    The briefing, chaired by Philip Shier, Actuarial Manager with the Society of Actuaries in Ireland, will provide an update on topical issues in both jurisdictions – such as governance, de-risking and consolidation - as well as looking at the likely impact of current European developments on pensions. These will include an overview of the final IORP II Pensions Directive, EIOPA’s recent initiatives, and the likely impacts of Brexit.

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