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  • NOV 27

    Avoiding discrimination claims

    Date: 27 Nov 2014 CPD Points: 3

    Discrimination claims rank among many employers’ proverbial worst nightmares. They absorb valuable management time, damage staff morale and cost money... and that’s even if you ultimately win! Moreover, rapid growth in the use of electronic communication and social media means organisations facing litigation of this type are far more vulnerable to reputational damage. Our workshop, focusing on topical developments in equality law, will examine practical measures to minimise the risk of discrimination claims arising in the first place – and put you in the best position to mount an effective defence if the worst comes to the worst.

    Area of law: Employment

  • NOV 13

    Digital Psychology: Influencing Consumer Buying Decisions

    Date: 13 Nov 2014

    Reading Room, a full service digital agency, and Lewis Silkin invite you to attend this seminar for brand owners, exploring why consumers buy goods and services and how brands influence purchasing decisions.

    Area of law: Advertising & Marketing, Brand Management, Consumer Regulation, Technology & Digital, Technology & Data, Retail, Hospitality & Leisure, Data Protection & Freedom of Information

  • NOV 7

    Reform of the investor route

    Date: 7 Nov 2014

    Overseas investors and their families have been able to establish themselves in the UK since 1994. The essence of the investor route has survived fairly unchanged until now with the investment immigration route becoming even more popular over the last few years. In February 2014, the Migration Advisory Committee produced a report proposing reforms to the route and providing alternative ways for investment. The first significant changes are set to come into force this month.

    Area of law: Immigration and global mobility

  • NOV 6

    What's happening in employment law - Cardiff

    Date: 6 Nov 2014 CPD Points: 1.5

    Make sure you book early for our perennially popular overview of key developments affecting the workplace, which as usual we’re running twice. Among other things, we’ll be examining recent changes concerning employment tribunals and flexible working requests and looking ahead to the introduction of shared parental leave next spring. The update will also include a round-up of the latest important court rulings and their implications. Finally, with the 2015 general election fast approaching, we’ll take a look at how the main political parties’ proposals for employment law reform are shaping up.

    Area of law: Employment

  • NOV 6

    We need to talk about... holiday pay

    Date: 6 Nov 2014 CPD Points: 1.5

    There’s currently something of a time bomb ticking away under the issue of statutory holiday pay, with important cases pending before the courts on whether it must be calculated to include overtime and commission. While the financial implications for many businesses could turn out to be huge, the position is unlikely to be fully resolved for some time. In the meantime, our update will explain in clear terms the legal issues at stake in this and other key holiday risk areas and outline employers’ potential strategies for responding.

    Area of law: Employment

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