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Employment Law Day

CIPD West Of England Branch

Thursday, 24 November 2016 from 09:15 to 16:30 (GMT)

Employment Law Day

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This will be our first Annual Employment Law Day. The format for the day will be a keynote session followed by a series of workshops hosted by various Employment Law Firms. Delegates will have the opportunity to choose 3 workshops to attend throughout the day. There will be a maximum number of delegates per workshop. Places will be allocated to the workshops on a first come basis at registration on the day,

The Branch would like to thank the following Employment Law Firms for supporting the day:

Ashfords LLP,   Burges Salmon LLP;   Clarke Willmott LLP;   DAC Beachcroft LLP;   OTB Eveling;  Royds Withy King LLP  Thrings LLP;   TLT LLP;  Veale Wasborough Vizards LLP;   


Keynote Speaker:-

Ben Willmott, CIPD Head of Public Policy on “Employment Regulation and the UK's Flexible Labour Market”


Social Media in the Workplace by Ashfords LLP


 This workshop will cover:


  • LinkedIn and the ownership of connections and the effect on termination including case studies and case law
  • Misuse of social media (e.g. Facebook/Twitter) and gross misconduct again including case studies and case law
  • Policies and procedures



Managing a Workplace Change Programme – The Employment Law Implications by Burges Salmon LLP

With the impact of the Brexit vote likely to be uncertain for many months to come, organisations are having to refocus their business strategies. Many are keen to avoid making large-scale redundancies at this stage but are looking for alternative ways to cut costs, improve performance and identify efficiencies. In order to push through these changes, organisations will often find themselves in the position of needing to change terms and conditions of employment. 

 At our workshop, we will discuss:

  •  How to effect changes to terms and conditions of employment lawfully
  •  Considerations when dovetailing with a redundancy programme
  •  A practical approach to consultation with TUs and/ or employee representatives
  •  Tips on effective project management


Settlement Agreements by Clarke Willmott LLP


Where Relationships Break Down – Effective Strategies by DAC Beachcroft LLP

Breakdowns in working relationships can be enormously damaging for any business, not to mention time-consuming and complicated to resolve. In this practical workshop we look at the steps managers can take to avoid relationship problems occurring in the first place.  We will also look at when things do go wrong, focusing on how to manage and resolve issues in an effective and timely way.


Risk Management: Hiring and Firing Key Hires by OTB Eveling LLP

  •  Vetting and background checks
  •  Identifying and resolving any issues in advance of start date as regards role and restrictions
  •  Contractual terms: essentials and own goals in Service Agreements and Senior Contracts
  •  Hints for successful onboarding
  •  Responding to resignations from good leavers
  •  Strategies, options and practical guidance for managing out senior employees and directors
  •  Policing bad leavers


Disability Issues in the Workplace by Thrings LLP

This session will take a practical look at disability issues in the workplace including: 

  •  An employer’s duty of care
  •  Recognising a disability
  •  Considering reasonable adjustment
  •  Ill health related dismissals


A Closer Look at Equal Pay and Gender Pay Gap Reporting by TLT LLP

The session will consider: 

  •  The legal context to the law on equal pay
  •  The causes and solutions to the gender pay gap
  •  Preparing for gender pay auditing and reporting


Equality Act 2010 and Unconscious Bias by Veale Wasbrough Vizards

The session can be summarised as follows:-

  •  Key concepts from the Equality Act 2010 including the protected characteristics and the types of discrimination
  •  Examples of the Equality Act in practice
  •  Unconscious bias
  •  A case study on unconscious bias

 The objectives of the session would be as follows:-

  •  To enhance understanding of the equality and diversity in the workplace
  •  To give delegates an opportunity through practical group work sessions to give experience of dealing with the relevant issues
  •  To help delegates develop the way in which they perform their role to help further equality and diversity  across their workplaces

The session will be interactive and practical, using case studies and scenarios to explore the areas set out above.


TUPE by Royds Withy King LLP

Withy King will run an interactive TUPE workshop.  The session will be based on a case study, identifying the relevant stages in a TUPE transfer/outsourcing situation; working in small groups on specific tasks and feeding back, with an opportunity for discussion and Q&A.   Specific tasks will include:

  •  Identifying a TUPE transfer
  •  Who is in scope to transfer
  •  What liabilities transfer
  •  What steps should each party take in advance of the transfer by way of information and consultation
  •  Harmonising terms and conditions
  •  Terms to include in the commercial outsourcing contract


Charges: CIPD Members - £50 plus VAT and Non Members - £80 plus VAT.

Registration from 8.45am.

Professional photography and video production will be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for CIPD. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any CIPD promotional materials.

Do you have questions about Employment Law Day? Contact CIPD West Of England Branch

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Leigh Court
Abbots Leigh
BS8 3RA Bristol
United Kingdom

Thursday, 24 November 2016 from 09:15 to 16:30 (GMT)

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