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  • SEP 10

    Workforce flexibility - zero-hours and contingent working

    Date: 10 Sep 2014 Location: Lewis Silkin LLP
    Start: 9:00am Cost: £75 + VAT
    Finish: 10:30am
    CPD Points: 1.5

    In a globalised economy, many organisations are increasingly exploring flexible, non-traditional modes of engaging staff with a view to staying competitive and saving costs. The widespread use of zero-hours contracts has become particularly contentious, with the Government having now succumbed to pressure to introduce legislation preventing their abuse. This session will explain the background to the proposed reforms and what they will mean in practice. We’ll also look at other forms of temporary, casual and freelance working and discuss how employers can deploy such arrangements strategically in a low-risk, fair and effective way.

    Area of law: Employment

  • SEP 11

    Entertainment law and branded content

    Date: 11 Sep 2014 Location: Lewis Silkin LLP
    Start: 8:15am Cost: £ 95 + VAT
    Finish: 11:00am
    CPD Points: 2

    On the 11 September 2014, Lewis Silkin are holding the penultimate seminar in the Media, Brands & Technology 2014 CPD Training Programme. Join us for this seminar where we will share insights on the key legal issues surrounding branded content as you and your business seek the most effective means of reaching new and existing audiences via an ever evolving number of channels and devices.

    Area of law: Media & Entertainment, AV, TV & Digital Media, Commercial, Consumer Regulation, Data Protection & Freedom of Information, Intellectual Property, Brand Management, Advertising & Marketing, Reputation Management, Technology & Digital, Technology & Data, Branded Entertainment, Film, Music, Publishing

  • SEP 11

    Media, Brands & Technology 2014 Training Programme - SRA CPD accredited

    Date: 11 Sep 2014 Location: Lewis Silkin London Office
    Start: 8:15am Cost: £95 + VAT
    Finish: 11:00am
    CPD Points: 2

    The Media, Brands & Technology 2014 Training Programme is aimed at in-house legal teams and is accredited for SRA CPD points. 2 CPD points are available on each of our training seminars in this programme, so you could fulfil your entire SRA CPD requirements for the CPD year ending 31st October 2014 by attending all of the programme.

    Area of law: Advertising & Marketing, Brand Management, Commercial, Consumer Regulation, Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment, Technology & Data, Technology & Digital, Reputation Management

  • SEP 18

    Discrimination in advertising

    Date: 18 Sep 2014 Location: Lewis Silkin LLP
    Start: 8:15am Cost: Free
    Finish: 10:00am

    Issues relating to discrimination can arise in broadcast media in scenarios when the public raises objections to the content of programming or advertising. This seminar will explore the often complex issues involved. For example, probing whether it is the broadcasters’ commissioning processes that gives rise to the potential for discrimination. Do advertisers and agencies recognise the risks of the segmentation, targeting and positioning strategies that underpin the creation and production of advertising? And is advertising content fundamentally framed by discriminatory goals?

    Area of law: Employment, Advertising & Marketing

  • SEP 19

    Shared Parental Leave

    Date: 19 Sep 2014 Location: Lewis Silkin, 5 Chancery Lane, Clifford's Inn, London
    Start: 9:30am Cost: £150 + VAT
    Finish: 12:30pm Availability: Currently sold out
    CPD Points: 3

    Long in the pipeline, a new, flexible scheme for parental leave and pay will finally come into effect in April 2015. Mothers and their partners will be able to share a year’s leave and 37 weeks’ statutory pay, but the rules are riddled with complexity. Our workshop will explain the way the system is designed to work and how employers will need to change their policies and procedures. We’ll cover in practical terms how to iron out the problem areas and explore how far employers may be at risk in continuing to pay enhanced maternity pay while not enhancing pay for shared parental leave.

    Area of law: Employment

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