An excellent opportunity to refresh or extend your Employment Law skills

An excellent opportunity to refresh or extend your Employment Law skills

We are delighted to offer managers and people professionals, the expert knowledge of Heather Platt, Head of the Pump Court Chambers Employment Team and the facilitation skills of Maureen Scholefield, Managing Director of Cullen Scholefield.

This series of FIVE Workshops will

  • Refresh and extend your knowledge of Employment Law
  • Contribute to the CIPD Advanced Award in Employment Law Level 7
  • Even save your organisation money, by not having to incur solicitors fess for day-to-day issues!

and EACH Workshop will include

  • Detailed course notes
  • Practical discussions
  • Networking opportunity with your peers
  • Refreshments and lunch

There’s just 12 places per Workshop so please, don’t delay if you’re interested!

 

Next Workshop

1st November 2016

09:30 – 13:30

at the

Institute of Directors

116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED

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What’s Covered in The Workshops

Workshop One: Status and the Contract of Employment

Understanding the difference between an employee, a worker and a self-employed individual is key to managing a flexible workforce effectively without infringing the legal rights of each category. This seminar will highlight the key factors in determining who falls within each category and how to manage the relationship accordingly. Once we have established who benefits from employee status, we will look at the contract of employment including the mechanics of its formation, the various types of terms it contains, how it can be adapted to different scenarios and how to make changes.

Outline of contents:

  • Employee, worker or self –employed
  • The formation of the contract of employment
  • Different types of terms: express, implied, incorporated or imposed
  • Communicating terms of employment: employer’s obligations
  • Beyond the full –time , permanent employment contract
  • Changing the contract of employment

Workshop Two: Family Friendly Rights

The legal rights associated with employees with family or caring responsibilities form a complex web. In this seminar we will cover each of the rights individually, outline the legal framework and discuss some of the practical implications of managing employee rights and expectations in particular in the context of the recent changes in respect of flexible working and the forthcoming introduction of shared parental leave.

Outline of contents:

  • Rights during pregnancy
  • Maternity , adoption, paternity leave
  • Shared parental leave
  • Statutory maternity, adoption, paternity and parental pay
  • Parental leave
  • Flexible working
  • Leave for family emergencies

Workshop Three: Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment)

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 as modified in January 2014 are a fundamental component of many commercial transactions and HR professionals will need to be familiar with its provisions in order to advise both on policy decisions and their implications. This seminar will cover the key concepts in the TUPE regulations, the protection afforded to employees covered and how to manage risk in the context of common situations such as a business acquisition or outsourcing of services.

Outline of contents:

  • Key principles
  • Who is covered?
  • Employee protection
  • The obligation to inform and consult
  • Employee liability information and other information
  • Service provision change
  • Managing the TUPE implications of a commercial transaction

Workshop Four: Managing the Disciplinary Process

Through a case study, this seminar will take you through the disciplinary process from initial discovery of an incident through to an appeal hearing. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to discuss and learn more about key stages in a fair process and the legal principles which underpin it. The seminar will cover initial decisions when discovering an instance of misconduct, the investigation process, holding the disciplinary hearing and conducting an appeal.

Outline of contents:

  • Initial action on discovering misconduct
  • The investigation stage
  • Preparation of the investigation report
  • Setting up a disciplinary hearing
  • Conduct of the disciplinary hearing
  • Setting up an appeal hearing
  • Conduct of the appeal hearing

Workshop Five: Anatomy of a Tribunal Claim

HR professionals have a key role to play in the efficient management of tribunal claims whether external legal advisers are instructed or not. This seminar, which uses a realistic case study, will take you from the moment the claim is received through all the various stages through which a claim goes right up to and including the final hearing where a tribunal decides on the outcome. We will also cover the options for resolving the claim before it gets to this final stage including the new provisions for compulsory pre-claim conciliation.

Outline of contents:

  • Initial action on receipt of claim
  • Preparing a response
  • Preliminary hearings
  • Dealing with directions from the tribunal
  • Witness preparation
  • The final hearing

Book your place early as numbers are limited

To keep these Workshops personal and to enable ease of discussion,

we’re limiting the number of participants to just 12

 

Book Now

Book your place early as numbers are limited

To keep these Workshops personal and to enable ease of discussion,

we’re limiting the number of participants to just 12

Book Now