Managing your workforce out of lockdown webinar series

Register now for our free bi-weekly webinar series, delivering straightforward, practical answers to your HR and employment law issues

WEBINAR 1: CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME - IMPENDING CHANGES AND TRICKY ISSUES

WHEN: Friday 5 June 11am (BST)
SPEAKERS: Jo Broadbent, counsel knowledge lawyer, and Matthew Towers, senior associate, both from Hogan Lovells

By the end of May, one million employers had collectively furloughed 8.4 million jobs at a cost of 15 billion pounds. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is set to run in its current form until the end of July but important changes will take effect from the beginning of August; furloughed staff will be able to work part-time and employers will be asked to make a contribution towards their salaries.

Jo Broadbent and Matthew Towers will guide you through the changes to the scheme as well as other furlough-related issues with which employers are struggling. We will explore, among other things, the impact of furlough on annual leave, notice pay, redundancy pay, and the factors that employers need to bear in mind when transitioning employees from furlough to redundancy or back to work.

This one-hour long webinar includes a Q&A session.


WEBINAR 2: COLLECTIVE REDUNDANCY CONSULTATION - THE PROCESS AND PITFALLS

WHEN: Thursday 18 June 11am (BST)
SPEAKER: Darren Newman, employment lawyer and trainer

Many employers will be faced with the possibility of carrying out redundancies over the coming weeks and months. With limited time to prepare and financial pressures mounting, carrying out a collective consultation process in the current environment may be a daunting prospect. Processes that were familiar and well tested in the past are now operating against the backdrop of the furlough scheme.

In this webinar, Darren Newman, employment lawyer, will be navigating you through the law on carrying out a collective redundancy exercise and offering you practical guidance on how to adapt this to the “new normal” including: understanding when the obligation to consult collectively is triggered; the special circumstances defence; consulting with a remote workforce; and how the existence of the furlough scheme may influence the process.

This one-hour live webinar includes a question and answer session.


WEBINAR 3: ENGAGING EMPLOYEES WHILE LEAVING LOCKDOWN

WHEN: Thursday 2 July 11am (BST)
SPEAKER: Victoria Lewis, chief executive at byrne-dean training


WEBINAR 4: COMPLIANCE ISSUES, PART 1

WHEN: Thursday 16 July 11am (BST)
SPEAKER: Max Winthrop, partner and head of the employment team at Short Richardson & Forth


WEBINAR 5: COMPLIANCE ISSUES, PART 2

WHEN: Thursday 30 July 11am (BST)
SPEAKER: Darren Newman, employment lawyer and trainer

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