Employment Update Series


As you may know, we usually start the year with an employment update seminar looking forward to what the year ahead holds. Despite the flurry of activity around the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and other support for employers, we want to make sure you are up to speed on other topics we see coming up regularly too so you are well-equipped for the HR and ER challenges which 2021 brings. We hoped that we would be able to host you in person but as COVID-19 remains with us, we will be doing a series of webinars instead. We hope that spreading out the topics in this way means as many people as possible can join all of them.

Join us for a series of live webinars from our employment team in January and February, developed specifically for anyone dealing with HR and ER matters within their organisation, whether HR professionals, in-house lawyers or others.

Speaker - Hannah Swindle: Tuesday 26 January 2021 at 11:00 - 11:40
Insolvency update – a practical guide to insolvency issues affecting employees

In the current climate, more and more companies are facing financial distress and entering some form of insolvency proceedings. This update is aimed at in-house counsel, HR or other advisers of both potential buyers of insolvent businesses and the customers of services where the supplier becomes insolvent. This webinar will provide you with a practical guide to the employment law issues which arise in situations of insolvency in order to help you mitigate potentially significant risk and liabilities.

Speaker - Alice Loughney: Thursday 28 January 2021 at 11:00 - 11:40
COVID-19 workplace testing: navigating the legal risks

As businesses grapple (again) with how to safely reopen their physical premises to employees post-lockdown, many are considering the option of private COVID-19 testing or other health checks for staff. Whilst there's currently no requirement for employers to carry out COVID-19 tests on their workforce, many organisations are considering doing so anyway, recognising that it may reassure employees and customers and ultimately provide a safer workplace. In this webinar, we'll help you weigh up the benefits of workplace testing against the legal risks.

Speaker - Simon Stephen: Tuesday 2 February 2021 at 11:00 - 11:40
Internal investigations – reducing risk and adding value

Handling internal investigations properly is a key part of getting to the heart of an issue and mitigating risk from litigation, wider employee relations, PR and regulatory concerns. Properly run investigations can also identify learning points and areas for positive change. This session will cover the key aspects of conducting an investigation to help you get to the bottom of the issue and manage associated risks.

Speaker - Jonathan Chamberlain: Thursday 4 February 2021 at 11:00 - 11:40
Taking tough decisions in tough times - senior executive exits

In challenging times, organisations may need to make changes at the top to ensure their business gets the leadership it needs. Jonathan Chamberlain will use his many years' experience advising on board room issues to provide an update on tips, trends and how COVID-19 (might) make a difference to handling senior exits.

During the sessions, the speakers will provide useful information and practical tips on their respective topics, and will answer as many questions as possible in the time available.

Please use the registration link to sign up for the sessions that you would like to attend.

Event contact

Lucy Strong
Senior Events Executive
T: +44 (0)121 393 2144

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