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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

  • 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.
  • Austrian employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    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.
  • 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.
  • Belgian employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    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.
  • 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.
  • Colleagues with cancer - Corporate compassion

    The term ‘cancer’ covers more than 100 distinct diseases, each of which has varying symptoms, treatments and prospects for recovery.
  • Complex employment disputes - cases from hell

    Sometimes, from apparently simple facts, an employment dispute can cause damage far beyond the costs and issues that had appeared to be at stake, while consuming vast amounts of time and resources. And then there is the data. How do you access and manage years of dispersed electronic and paper data and what is your strategy for disclosure? This briefing explores classic warning signs and risk mitigation measures, as well as cost-effective ways to search and manage data.
  • Dutch employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    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.
  • Employee investigations

    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.
  • Employees and mental health - responsibility and adjustment (with OH Assist)

    At any time, 1 in 5 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*. Most of these people will recover from their illness.
  • 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.
  • Eversheds Sutherland Academy for in-house lawyers – the essentials of being commercial

    Eversheds Sutherland Academy is a unique three-day residential commercial awareness programme designed specifically for in-house lawyers.
  • 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.
  • Fresh thinking: Professional trusteeship in the 21st century

    A presentation and drinks reception for professional trustees.
  • 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.
  • German employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    Germany is a major trading partner for many countries throughout the world, not to mention the most important single market in the European Union.
  • Health and safety update - Painful lessons

    Brexit should make little difference to health and safety law and nothing much has changed in terms of safety legislation either, but the Drayton Manor Theme Park and Grenfell Tower tragedies are painful reminders that danger lurks where we may not expect it.
  • Immigration law: tier 4 sponsor obligations - update for education institutions

    Education providers who sponsor, or intend to sponsor international students should attend this course. Tier 4 has been subject to increased scrutiny recently, in terms of changes to the sponsor guidance and UK Visas and Immigration inspections. Specialist lawyers will update you on recent guidance and practical areas to focus on to ensure compliance. They will share their experiences of assisting sponsors through UKVI inspections and how to prepare for an inspection.
  • International pensions promises: mobility, legacy risk and new territory

    Although harmonisation and equal treatment are almost always the most efficient options for an international company, every country’s retirement benefit provision is strongly influenced by local law, cultural expectations and economic circumstances.
  • 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 UAE employment law (excluding DIFC)

    There is a common misconception that employees in this region have few employment rights. While it is true that the potential cost exposures for employers are apparently less than, say Europe, there are business continuity consequences and reputational risks to consider.
  • Introduction to USA employment law

    Employment law in the United States often presents hurdles and challenges in all aspects of hiring, managing and terminating workers.
  • Israeli employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    Israel has become a preferred regional base for many multinational companies. An increasing number of companies also have Israeli operations, either through regional expansion or through acquisition. Israeli employment law is unique and extremely dynamic, regulated by a variety of legal and contractual sources as well as an influential labour court system.
  • Italian employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    Italy probably has the most complex employment law in Europe. Did you know that in Italy: there are more than 400 national collective agreements in force; four different categories of employees, all subject to specific (and different) rules and regulations; and that unfair dismissal claims can, and do, result in compulsory reinstatement and awards of more than 40 months of salary?
  • Managing contractors and sub-contractors - safety law and good practice

    Managing the safety of contractors is the most common health and safety concern of clients covering site workers, drivers and consultants as well as facilities, security, cleaning and catering. Many large health and safety prosecutions include contractor mismanagement and the HSE often prosecutes numerous duty-holders when the law is breached.
  • Minimum wages - Reputation and enforcement

    Employers with business models based on paying the minimum wage can struggle to understand the complex, often ambiguous, Regulations.
  • Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) employment law training

    Scandinavian countries have a shared history, a tradition of working together on legislative issues and a similar approach to welfare. Citizens of Nordic states can pass across each other’s borders and they understand each other’s language. But despite the similarity of legal structures and solutions, there are significant differences, to the extent that lawyers tend to specialise in one jurisdiction only.
  • 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
  • Rising ET Claims - Strategy, tactics, reminders

    After Tribunal fees were introduced four years ago, the number of claims fell by over 70%. Some types of claims ceased altogether because they were no longer cost-effective to pursue. As a result, many employers reduced their in-house capability for managing claims but, with the abolition of fees, case receipts are starting to rise again. Historic claims, which had been deterred by the fee regime, may be resurrected.
  • Safety concepts and triggers: HSE expectations

    ‘Foreseeable’ risk and ‘reasonable practicability’ are crucial terms frequently referred to in health and safety legislation, case-law and compliance advice. But, clear definitions of these terms are hard to find and even harder to apply in practice.
  • 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.
  • Spanish employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    Spanish and UK labour systems differ greatly. Spanish employment law is mainly based on the regulations contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement in force in the market sector. Sometimes a specific CBA can be negotiated for one company with the trade unions and employee representatives.
  • Supporting new parents in the workplace - half-day briefings hosted by Eversheds Sutherland

    The number of working mothers is at record levels with over three quarters of mums with children now in the workplace. Increasingly, fathers are more actively involved in childcare, making career sacrifices accordingly.
  • 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.
  • TUPE: principles and practice

    Lawyers find TUPE laws complex and difficult, so it is not surprising that managers and HR professionals do too. Using examples throughout, this course explains the stages of a TUPE transfer including planning and election of employee reps. We focus on commercial realities and solutions, reflecting the need to balance commercial imperatives with compliance.
  • TUPE Update: Commercial reality and politics

    Employers now have more opportunity to take pro-active steps to determine their preferred ‘TUPE outcome’. This course covers ways of minimising legal risk and cost, with case study illustrations. We also explain how recent developments, including the Taylor Review, GDPR and the National Living Wage, are influencing business sales and outsourcing and why, as a result of Brexit, many organisations are rewriting their outsourcing contracts.

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