Forthcoming HR and Employment Law Webinars
Legal-Island has a number of free employment law webinars planned throughout 2019. Our monthly 'Employment Law at 11' webinars with Seamus McGranaghan from O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors will be supplemented by various other webinars throughout the year.
Registration is free, and the list of upcoming webinars (along with links to the registration page) is below.
Please note that all webinar recordings (with accompanying transcriptions) are available in our Webinar Recordings section.
Workplace Data Protection in the Home
Thursday 2nd April 2020 (11.00am-11.45am) with Laura Gillespie (Pinsent Masons)
The situation with Coronavirus has brought many changes to the way we work and many employees, managers and employers need to work from home but continue to handle personal data as a necessary part of their role. Particularly with businesses considering how to manage workforce productivity, as well as sickness absence, this may often also involve “special category” or sensitive personal data. You may also be wondering what you can share within your business about employees suffering from symptoms of Covid-19. Also, what if staff are making subject access requests, concerned about whether they will be “furloughed”. Will you still have to respond?
Although the ICO has indicated that it will be understanding in the light of the Covid-19 crisis, with the increased diversity of working practices, this clearly presents an opportunity for cyber-criminals which could lead to breaches.
Laura is a partner in the litigation & dispute resolution team and is based in Pinsent Masons' Belfast office. She handles a wide range of commercial disputes, across all courts in Northern Ireland. Laura is a specialist in regulatory compliance, helping clients navigate through regulatory enforcement such as Data Protection, Environmental & Waste, Health & Safety, Modern Slavery and Internal Investigations for bribery and fraud. Laura is recognised in both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners and was named as one of Northern Ireland’s “Top 40 under 40” in 2017 and 2019.
Please send your questions in advance to Scott@Legal-Island.com
Employment Law at 11 - Job Retention Scheme and Employment Implications of the Coronavirus
Friday 3rd April 2020 (11:00am - 11:45am) with O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors and the Labour Relations Agency
Our pre-scheduled webinar with Texthelp on Neurodiversity has been temporarily postponed in light of the Coronavirus pandemic and instead we will address any questions you have on the Job Retention Scheme and the employment implications of the Coronavirus.
Register for the next webinar in the series, during which Scott Alexander from Legal Island will discuss your employment-related questions with Seamus McGranaghan from the employment team at O'Reilly Stewart solicitors and Neill Wallace of the LRA.
Tell your HR colleagues and register individually or get your HR team around the computer and use the webinars as monthly group learning opportunities. Ask any questions (on employment law) and hear the answers live or catch up later when we upload both a recording and transcript of the discussion.
NOTE: – send questions in live during the webinars or drop a line in advance to Rolanda@legal-island.com. Anonymity assured.
Lunchtime Listen - Non-Coronavirus Employment Update with Mark McAllister
Monday 6th April 2020 (1.00pm - 1.45pm)
Our Annual Review regular, Mark McAllister, Director of Employment Relations Services with the LRA, will discuss recent and upcoming developments in employment law during a webinar on the 6th April 2020 at 1pm. This webinar will be a coronavirus-free zone. We won’t be taking any questions about the virus or the job retention scheme or anything like that.
During the webinar Mark will discuss the:
- Annual rate increases in SMP/SSP/Weekly Rate of Pay, etc.
- Changes in the National Minimum Wage
- Gender Pay Gap reporting delay in GB – potential impact.
- Update on the progress of Early Conciliation.
- Holiday pay and overtime update.
- GB/NI Differences:
- Statements for Workers from 6th April
- Extension of the holiday pay reference period
- End of Swedish derogation contracts
- Agency Workers 'Key facts' page
- Parental bereavement leave
Check out previous discussions:
"It's always good being able to talk around a specific subject/case and listening to Scott and Mark discuss each and the various outcomes was helpful."
Robert Magee, WYG
"Good overview of topical issues; 45 minutes is just right time wise."
Sandra Mahood, Praxis Care
"It was real life scenarios and both hosts seemed very knowledgeable and relaxed."
Lorraine McCullough Teleperformance UK
"Quality, practical advice"
Cathy Casey, Invest NI
Laura Gillespie Partner
Laura Gillespie is a partner in the litigation & dispute resolution team and is based in Pinsent Masons' Belfast office. She handles a wide range of commercial disputes, to include contractual disputes, fraud, land disputes, judicial review and professional negligence. Laura is a specialist in regulatory compliance, helping clients navigate through regulatory enforcement such as Data Protection, Environmental & Waste, Health & Safety, Modern Slavery and Internal Investigations for bribery and fraud. Laura is recognised in both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.
Seamus McGranaghan Partner
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
Seamus McGranaghan qualified as a Solicitor in O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors in 2003 and practices mainly in the areas of education and employment law. Seamus has assisted and advised many Boards of Governors, Senior Management Teams and Teachers in relation to all aspects of education and employment law. Seamus also provides advocacy services for Boards of Governors on both Expulsion Appeals and Independent Admissions Appeal tribunals.
Neill Wallace Employment Relations Manager
Labour Relations Agency
Neill Wallace is an employment relations manager with the labour relations agency. He manages the front line information services of the agency as well as good employment practice projects across many sectors of the NI economy.
A radiation therapist by profession, Neill’s career began as a cancer treatment specialist before moving into trade union engagement, where he was involved in national public sector negotiations on behalf of health care workers in Ireland. He joined the LRA in 2014 where he worked in the conciliation department before becoming director of the Northern Ireland Certification Office in 2016 and taking up his current post in 2018.
Mark McAllister Director of Employment Relations Services
Labour Relations Agency
Mark McAllister is Director of Employment Relations Services with the LRA and part-time lecturer in Law. He specialises in employment law, dispute prevention and strategic collaborative working in industrial and employment relations. Mark is the former Northern Ireland Convenor of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and the Chair of the NI ICSA Governance Institute. He is an accredited mediator, a member of the Employment Lawyers’ Group and the Industrial Law Society and is a regular speaker on the employment law circuit and contributor to employment law publications.