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Eversheds Sutherland provides thought leadership, legal updates and horizon scanning through our events, webinars and training courses. Our programme of events, webinars and training courses are designed to keep you up to date with key challenges you face on a daily basis.

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Upcoming events, webinars and training

  • Collective labor, trade unions and industrial relations - UK law and best practice

    Whether unionised or not, collective labor and employee relations are an important part of many organisations, in both the private and public sectors, with engaged employees underpinning a productive and positive workplace.
  • Cross border working - international remote working and international assignments

    As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic remote working has become far more wide spread. In the past when employees worked in another jurisdiction it was usually as part of an international assignment initiated by the employer.
  • Current developments in employment law

    With a new UK Prime Minister, employment law proposals are on the renewed agenda, from reducing “red tape” for businesses in a challenging global climate, to re-appraising “levelling-up” and re-visiting existing strike laws. The UK courts have also experienced a particularly busy period.
  • Diversity and inclusion conference - intergenerational fairness

    Intergenerational fairness has increasingly become a focus area for employers with the pandemic highlighting perceived inequalities and the need to address generational issues in employment strategies.
  • Dutch employment law training

    Employee rights are well protected under Dutch law, especially in dismissal cases, but employers are able to swiftly adjust staff levels in their company due to changes in, 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.
  • Education Webinar - An introduction to trans-national agreements for education institutions

    In this webinar we will look at : Topics such as due diligence, common clauses, local advice and what to do when things go wrong.
  • Education Webinar - Atypical/fixed term/irregular hours staff

    Whilst many staff in the education sector work on permanent contracts with guaranteed hours, a substantial number do not – such as those on fixed-term, zero hours or casual contracts.
  • Education Webinar - Charity law refresher and update

    The session will also include a brief update on the latest charity law developments.
  • Education Webinar - Company law refresher for education institutions

    In this webinar we will look at :
  • Education Webinar - Equality, diversity and inclusion: current developments and emerging trends for the sector

    Legal trends, societal change and the impact of the pandemic on established working practices are creating new EDI challenges for employers. In this session, we will explore this changing landscape and consider recent case law developments and legislation to draw out some key legal themes for institutions as they strive to be truly inclusive workplaces.
  • Education Webinar - Governance and legal refresher for academy trusts

    Academy Trusts are under intense scrutiny from regulators in terms of their legal and governance compliance, and it is vital that Trusts understand the legal framework in which they are operating and how good governance should operate within that framework.
  • Education Webinar - Hot topics for HR

    In this six monthly update, we will look at the recent and forthcoming changes with a particular focus on those most relevant for the education sector.
  • Education Webinar - IP commercialisation for education institutions

    In this webinar we will look at :
  • Education Webinar - Joint ventures for education institutions

    But all educational joint ventures have some key aspects in common and risks which should be considered. We will look at a framework for legally risk assuring any joint venture.
  • Education Webinar - Litigation Snapshot 5

    A look at a topical area in the world of dispute management or litigation. How to understand the issues and management the financial, strategic, legal and reputational risks
  • Education Webinar - Managing procurement law risk

    In this webinar for education institutions we will provide an overview of the key risk areas in conducting regulated procurement processes, including market engagement, choice of procedure, evaluation, standstill and de-brief.
  • Education Webinar - Pensions education sector annual conference 2022

    Following the success of our virtual 2020 and 2021 pensions education sector conferences, We are delighted to invite you to this year’s pensions education sector conference. As the online format of last year’s conference was very popular, this year’s conference will again be an online event.
  • Education Webinar - Restructuring, redundancy and contractual variation

    Restructuring is an important issue in the current economic climate. Institutions are facing uncertainty over the ongoing impact of coronavirus on their various funding streams as well as the legacy of Brexit on areas such research funding and student recruitment and fees.
  • Education Webinar - Subsidiary companies – legal considerations

    There are a number of reasons for an education institution establishing a subsidiary company – for trading purposes, brand protection, to enable alternative pension arrangements etc. This session is primarily aimed at education institutions considering establishing a subsidiary company, but will also be a useful refresher to those already operating a subsidiary company as to some of the legal issues to be mindful of.
  • Education Webinar - The New Subsidy Control Act: A welcome move to more flexibility or just more red tape?”

    In this session by Tim London of our Subsidy Control and funding team we will take a look at the new Subsidy Control Act (once enacted) and its likely impact of on public measures applied to and by the HE and FE sector in the UK
  • Education Webinar - The skilled worker route - what do you need to know and how do you remain compliant?

    The new immigration regime has introduced fundamental changes to the recruitment and employment of non-British and Irish nationals.
  • Education Webinar - The student route - what do you need to know and how do you remain compliant?

    The replacement of the Tier 4 immigration route with the new Student and Child Student routes has introduced fundamental changes to the recruitment of non-British and Irish students.
  • Education Webinar - UK GDPR update for HR professionals

    A practical look at the current data protection landscape helping you understand key issues and benchmark common compliance responses. This is our six monthly update for HR professionals in the education sector.
  • European HR - managing multi-jurisdictional projects

    Managing teams of people is challenging at the best of times. Working across European borders in multiple jurisdictions is even more difficult due to cultural and legal differences. Heavily regulated employment law regimes that differ significantly in their approach can also pose additional challenges, particularly in light of the COVID-19 crisis and the severe impact it is having on economies across the globe.
  • French employment law training

    Based on the Napoleonic code and amended by statute ever since, French employment law is markedly different from the UK’s.
  • Future of work - how can you combat skills shortages?

    Many UK employers are facing skills shortages at present with a record numbers of vacancies, both in highly skilled roles and low-wage occupations. This workshop will provide you with the opportunity to explore market practice in detail and benefit from the collaborative conversations which will take place to address how organisations can address skills shortages and mitigate risk when implementing proposed solutions.
  • German employment law training

    Germany is a major trading partner for many countries throughout the world, not to mention the most important single market in the European Union.
  • Global Business Mobility Routes: what sponsors need to know

    The Home Office continues to make changes to immigration routes into the UK for work and business reasons. On 11 April 2022 we saw the Intra Company Transfer (ICT) route revamped and diversified into five new Global Business Mobility routes, some based on previous ICT routes, some completely new.
  • Immigration UK - Right-to-work in 2022

    The adjustments made by organisations to immigration compliance processes following the end of the Brexit transition period and adjusted right-to-work requirements in 2021 continue to require careful consideration and review.
  • Italian employment law training

    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?
  • Pensions Conference 2022

    Following two years of shorter, online conferences, we are returning to something more similar to our traditional Pensions Conference format, but still free of charge.
  • Pensions topical issues webinar (UK)

    As we move into Autumn with a new prime minister in place, there is plenty of change coming on the pensions front as well. We have more information on how the new DB funding regime will work, and much of the finer detail about the new pensions dashboards is now in place. The courts have also been busy, with a number of interesting pensions decisions for scheme trustees and administrators to note.
  • Swiss employment law training

    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. Swiss employment law is known as being more liberal than other adjacent jurisdictions. While the fundamental principle of contractual freedom is predominant, it is still important to understand the statutory minimal standard and the social protection mechanisms provided by Swiss law.
  • TUPE across Europe: staff transfers in multiple jurisdictions

    Under the European Acquired Rights Directive, employees sometimes transfer automatically from one employer to another on their existing terms and with continuous service. It is tempting to think that the rules that apply will be the same across Europe but because Member States implement their legislation differently, this is far from true. This assumption can have costly consequences for businesses.
  • UK employment law training

    The United Kingdom (UK) comprises the whole of the island of Great Britain (GB) - containing England, Wales and Scotland - plus Northern Ireland. However, technically, “UK employment law” is a misnomer.
  • United Arab Emirates - mandatory changes to federal labour law

    The New Labour Law (33/2021) and its Implementing Regulations (together the “New Laws”) apply to all private sector employers in the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) with the exception of employers within the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”) and Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”) financial centre free zones. The New Laws represent the biggest change in the employment law landscape in the UAE for 40 years.
  • US employment law training

    The United States is a complex marketplace and employment rules vary significantly across the states. Our training course is led by a US lawyer with over 30 years’ experience advising companies ranging from large multinationals to small start-up enterprises.