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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. 

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Upcoming events, webinars and training

  • 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.
  • Bereavement, grief and work - change and adjustment

    “Take as long as you need...”. There is lots of evidence of good practice in the handling of bereavement in the workplace. Work can be therapeutic or a final straw. Every case is different. Length of service, seniority, past record, and the empathy level and influence of a line manager often affect an organisation’s response. So, too, do the circumstances of the death, raising questions about consistency of treatment.
  • 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.
  • 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 initially appeared to be at stake, while consuming vast amounts of time and resources.
  • Driving for work - investigation and law

    Individuals who drive for your organisation are invariably your greatest health and safety risk; whether the vehicle is work supplied or personally owned. Employers must be able to demonstrate that they take their responsibility seriously and that all of their drivers are properly trained, fit, licensed and insured and that all vehicles are fit for purpose.
  • 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 data update

    Data protection law had to be updated to reflect the volume of information that is routinely collected, the portability of data and the increased risk of damage from misuse. The GDPR permits EU member states to introduce their own laws in some areas, most notably in employment law, and the UK’s Data Protection Act 2018 fills this gap. The Data Protection Act changes the way HR collects and uses staff information and what they must tell staff about the information they store about them.
  • 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.
  • Employment law breakfast briefing: Mental health and work

    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.
  • 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.
  • Fairer pay? Gaps, ethnicity and ratios

    So what are you going to do now? Your valued staff, customers, future talent and the press can see your gender pay gap data, alongside any explanation provided and action plans you have committed to. In less than 12 months’ time you must publish new data and progress will be expected. Pay gaps arise from the structure and composition of a workforce, often linked to custom and practice over decades.
  • Family-related rights and leave

    EHRC research suggests that 75% of working mothers may have experienced discrimination at work, many of whom will have quietly left their organisation. IFS research shows the gender pay gap widens with age after the first child. The take up of shared parental leave has been low to date and, until fathers take a fuller share of leave and child care, it is unlikely that gender pay differentials will narrow.
  • 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.
  • GC Forum: Digital Wellbeing - best practice for you and your teams

    Join us for our next GC Forum when we will hear from award-winning digital entrepreneur, tech ethicist and author, Tanya Goodin. Tanya will be sharing the latest research on screen overuse and what excess time on our digital devices may be doing to our brains, productivity and focus and asking, if we all have to spend the majority of our time on screens at work, how can we can cut down on screen-time in a way that's both healthy and realistic?  
  • Gender identity and intersex

    Aren’t we all a little non-binary, perhaps a bit ‘tom boy’ or with a ‘feminine side’? QUILTBAG is an acronym coined to be more inclusive towards minorities. It goes beyond LGBT but it still does not capture all the expanding identities. Arguably, the more inclusive your organisation becomes, the more likely it is that you will encounter a widening range of gender expression because your people will feel more able to be themselves.
  • 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, safety and environment update - Corporate silence?

    A long chain of companies and decision makers were responsible for the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower, raising questions about oversight, supervision and responsibility. This may explain why some companies have declined to comment to the Inquiry. Legal privilege is a poorly understood tool which can help ensure that lessons are learned from accidents. It gives space for rational analysis but, when emotion supersedes reason, employers may become the target of media and public criticism.
  • HR and OH: Working together?

    The partnership between the occupational health and human resources functions does not always work as well as it might. Unrealistic expectations, misunderstandings and ad hoc, delayed and contradictory communication, on both sides, mean that the effectiveness of OH referrals and interventions may be reduced. Patient confidentiality, medical jargon and line managers facing commercial pressures an also widen any gap between HR and their medical advisors.
  • HR compliance: purpose 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
  • HSE expectations: Safety concepts and triggers

    How do you satisfy yourself that safety is being managed properly in your organisation? How do you assess whether the audit reports tell you the full picture? Terms like ‘reasonable practicability’ and ‘foreseeable’ risk are 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.
  • Immigration courses - Preparing for HEAT Inspections

    UKVI’s Higher Education Assurance Team (HEAT) are currently undertaking a programme to audit all universities over the next 12-18 months. As UKVI can take action, up to and including revocation of a sponsor’s licence, it is extremely important that universities are fully prepared for a HEAT inspection. Eversheds Sutherland’s Education Immigration team regularly helps universities prepare for a HEAT inspection by rigorously testing their processes and procedures to determine their effectiveness
  • In-house Counsel Legal update

    We understand what it takes to be in-house. We know the pressures you are under and the issues you have to tackle on a daily basis. These events are about giving you the knowledge, news and networking opportunities to help you in your roles
  • Inquests and court appearances - safety incident response

    Court appearances are open to the public and the Press. Regulators, considering criminal charges, will be interested in inquest proceedings because evidence relevant to the cause of death may highlight corporate or individual failings. Those pursuing civil cases, including ambulance-chasing lawyers, may also attend and any admission of wrongdoing, or breach of duty, could be used as the foundation for a claim.
  • International pensions promises: legacy risk, harmonisation and mobility

    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 South African employment law

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

    The Irish and UK legal systems have many similarities. However, in an employment context those similarities can be deceptive.
  • 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?
  • Job stress - reduction and inspection

    The Health and Safety Executive’s 2017 health priority plan has work-related stress as one of three occupational health priorities. The HSE aims to increase the number of employers proactively managing work stress through the Management Standards approach. HSE inspectors are more attentive now to work related ill-health and HR and safety professionals must work together to tackle the causes and consequences of stress in the workplace.
  • Legal innovation explained - Practical solutions for and from in-house teams - Redwood City

    Join us for a dynamic discussion with leading legal operations professionals and inhouse leaders on the challenges they are facing and how they are tackling those issues that are common to most corporate legal departments. By effectively optimizing processes, allocating resources and implementing appropriate technologies every legal department is seeking solutions in their own ways.
  • Managing contractors and sub-contractors - safety law and good practice

    Most medium to large organisations use contractors in some form for cleaning, catering, IT support, maintenance or security and the management of contractors is the most common health and safety concern of our clients.
  • Menopause at work

    More women are in employment than ever before and they are working for longer. If your organisation wants to retain and attract female talent, and address any gender pay gap, it makes sense to consider the effects of this natural transition that will affect every woman, often in very different ways.
  • Minimum wages - Reputation and enforcement

    Some employers, with employment models which include minimum wages, are struggling to comply with complex, often ambiguous, regulations. As the national living wage rises, higher-wage employers, including those in the public sector, are also coming into scope without realising how their normal payroll practices make them vulnerable to inadvertent, technical breaches. And because those who run their own business are not entitled to the minimum wage, some companies are using bogus arrangements.
  • 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.
  • Pensions breakfast briefing – out with a bang?

    2018 has proved a fairly quiet year on the pensions front as the Government’s attention has been firmly elsewhere. However, with changes needed by January 2019 to implement IORP II, more expected on the White Paper on “Protecting Defined Benefit Pension Schemes” and possibly even a resolution to the question of GMP equalisation, 2018 could still go out with a bang.
  • Pensions conference - Pension saving - New Foundations?

    BHS was one of the biggest pension funding failures since Maxwell...... and then came Carillion, which is four times larger. In each case, there were warning signs which were later laid bare in Parliament.
  • Pensions for HR

    Pensions used to be the responsibility of pension specialists in the ‘pension department’. But auto-enrolment made pensions an HR concern and the ongoing duties, including re-enrolment, scheme changes and salary sacrifice take up, make pensions a mainstream HR issue. This one day course demystifies pension basics and highlights key employer responsibilities and duties, particularly from an HR perspective.
  • 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.
  • Public Sector Conference

    This free half day Conference will start with an update on Brexit and give some thoughts on contracts in light of Brexit. Given the uncertainties of the outcome of the Brexit negotiations we are then looking at some hot topics we have seen in the public sector over the last 12 months.
  • 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.
  • 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 HR professionals do too. We consider the perspective of the outgoing employer in a TUPE transfer, the incoming employer, affected employees and the role of HR throughout.
  • TUPE update - What leaves, remains

    Significant new judgements on TUPE itself are fewer in number, but developments in other areas of law, including GDPR and immigration, and in the ways employers organise their operations continue to give rise to new TUPE-related challenges.
  • Webinar - Compliance with Tier 2 Sponsor Obligations and Update

    Education providers who employ or wish to employ non-EEA staff need to sponsor them, most likely under the Tier 2 (General) route. Tier 2 has been subject to a number of recent changes and this trend is likely to continue, especially with the implications of Brexit and the changes that will happen to the immigration system as a result.
  • Webinar - Compliance with Tier 4 Sponsor Obligations and Update

    Education providers who teach or wish to teach non-EEA students need to be Tier 4 sponsor licence holders. Tier 4 has been subject to a number of recent changes and this trend is likely to continue, especially with the implications of Brexit and the Government commissioning the Migration Advisory Committee to carry out a detailed study of the impact of international students (both EEA and non-EEA nationals) in the UK.
  • Webinar - Understanding dispute resolution mechanisms. Litigation or alternative dispute resolution - what are the options what are the differences?

    Alternative forms of dispute resolution are becoming ever more common. Encouraged by the courts and increasingly favoured by parties, options such as mediation, arbitration and adjudication are become more widely used. But what are the differences and what are the pros and cons?