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A sneak peak at our exciting 2015 training events…

BY Donald MacKinnon
Employment Law & HR
BG Purple

2014 has been an exciting year as far as LAW training and events are concerned! We welcomed our new EL/HR Training Manager, Lorna Gemmell – hopefully you will have had the chance to meet Lorna by now – and we launched our first ever Employment Law Masterclass.

For those who couldn’t attend, the Masterclasses are full day courses delving into the detail of four Employment Law topics, with each session being delivered by an expert in that area. The Masterclasses were a huge success and we were delighted by the feedback we received, including…

“Really like this format – a variety of subjects”

“I found all information and training delivered today useful. I have attended a few LAW sessions now and find them very worthwhile”  

“Entire day extremely useful. Have attended a number of training events by Law At Work and all very useful”

“All aspects were useful and informative”

“I have found this in-depth update very useful so more please!”

“Good to have a mix of presenters – overall really good day and good to get immersed in it over a day”

The Glasgow Masterclass sold out in record time so we are repeating it, this time at The Corinthian, on 24th February 2015. In response to high demand for more events in Stirling, we will also be rolling out the Masterclass at the Stirling Court Hotel on 25th February 2015. We chose the topics based on the questions that we are commonly asked by our clients, including:

  • Dismissing for “some other substantial reason”
  • Organisational restructure
  • Update on equality and HR
  • Social media hotspots.

Shared parental leave is likely to be the hot topic of 2015. It’s not yet in force but is already causing headaches for some employers who are struggling to understand the qualifying criteria, which differ depending on whether we are talking about leave or pay, and the complicated notification rules. For that reason we have scheduled a Focus On Family Friendly Rights workshop for 11th February (Glasgow) and 12th February (Edinburgh). We’ll take you step by step through the new rules and use some case studies to ensure that you leave with a good understanding of the key points. We’ll also give you a shared parental leave toolkit to take away including a template policy, guidance note and letters.

You can find further information and booking details regarding these events on our website, together with information regarding the rest of the training that we will be delivering in the first half of 2015. We hope to see you at one or more of our events!

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