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Please find below a list of events across Eversheds International.
- Addiction is not new but there is now much greater awareness of its impact in the workplace and a recognition that the workplace may contribute to, for example, substance abuse. Half of UK adults drink too much. Ten per cent of adults have used illicit drugs in the past year, including 'smart drugs'. While most of us like a flutter, there are around half a million compulsive gamblers in the UK. The odds are that most HR professionals will deal with the consequences of addictive behaviour.
- 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’.
- 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 consumer law framework in the UK has undergone major reform which directly affects further and higher education providers and the “student contract”. This legislative reform has come at the same time as scrutiny by the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) of higher education providers’ compliance with consumer law as it applies to the student contract.
- Although there are similarities, it is dangerous to consider the German and Austrian employment law systems to be one and the same. Austrian law is distinct in many ways, most importantly in relation to probationary periods, the termination of employment contracts and severance. There are also sufficient differences in contract law to make the use of one model employment contract, for German and Austrian employees, a potentially expensive error for employers.
- This Avoiding victimisation briefing will cover: - what victimisation is and is not - detriments that amount to victimisation - getting over a disagreement: rebuilding trust - 'baseless grievances’: serious implications of incorrect handling - case examples and significant penalties
- An employer found guilty of discrimination by a Belgian court can face a sentence of up to one year in prison. There is no concept of redundancy in Belgium and no concept of unfair dismissal either.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- All educational institutions will enter into a myriad of contractual relationships in the course of running their organisation. And with the internationalisation of the sector those relationships are becoming increasingly complex.
- Who would have thought that one of the most newsworthy employment cases in 2016 would concern an agency worker at a supplier of a company that puts diversity at its core. The wearing (or not) of high heel shoes led to immediate national and international news coverage. This case did not go to tribunal but was judged very quickly in the court of public opinion.
- This seminar is aimed at executives, in-house legal counsel and other with IP/contract responsibility within universities and other educational institutions and organisations.
- We are pleased to welcome you to join us at our first digital financial services seminar of the year on 29 March 2017 in London. The session will focus on M&A in the Digital Financial Services and FinTech sector and will consider some of the key drivers for M&A, lessons learned in closing a transaction successfully and some of the headline issues to watch out for on due diligence.
- This seminar is aimed at managers, HR practitioners, and anyone else concerned with responsibility for staffing matters in higher and further education institutions, academies and schools.
- Driving for work is the most common risk in workplace health and safety, resulting in over a hundred serious injuries per week*.
- It is commonly believed that it is difficult and expensive to terminate an employment contract in the Netherlands. Employee rights are well protected under Dutch law, especially in dismissal cases, but employers are able to swiftly adjust staff levels in their company to changes, for example a fluctuation in workload. A wide variety of options are available for employers to hire people in a flexible manner provided that the rules are used properly.
- 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.
- Running an institution gets ever more challenging and complex. Whether it is health and safety regulation, or data protection law.
- Das Arbeitsrecht im Vereinigten Königreich gilt als weniger reguliert als das kontinentaleuropäische Arbeitsrecht, da das Verfahren oft wichtiger ist als die materielle Rechtsfrage und informelle Gespräche rechtskonforme Prozesse untergraben können.
- 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.
- 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.
- HR professionals and managers need to understand the legal framework that underpins the employment relationship.
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