EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE – 23 JANUARY 2018
WITH MASTERCLASS ON GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR) FROM EMPLOYMENT LAW AND HR PERSPECTIVES.
WITH GUEST SPEAKER, STEPHANIE PRITCHETT FROM PRITCHETTS LAW.
THORNBURY GOLF CENTRE – M5 (Junctions 14/16).
At our next biannual legal update, we will focus on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into force on 25 May 2018, and the Data Protection Bill. Employers, as data controllers, will need not only to be compliant with the new regime but also be able to show how they have complied. Some of the concepts will already be familiar to employers, but under the new regime, there are more detailed obligations and these will impact on all aspects of the employment relationship from recruitment to dismissal.
We are delighted that our guest speaker will be Stephanie Pritchett, Principal of the specialist data protection and privacy law firm, Pritchetts Law. Stephanie’s presentation will give an overview of the new legal definitions, the data protection principles, processing of personal data, compliance and enforcement. We will then be examining practical steps that employers should be taking to prepare themselves for the implementation of the GDPR.
As usual we will also be examining the latest developments in employment law with an extensive round-up of recent case law.
10.30 – Introduction
10.45 – An overview of GDPR for HR Managers – Stephanie Pritchett:
- The introduction of the GDPR and Data Protection Bill.
- Concepts and definitions under the GDPR and Data Protection Bill.
- The data protection principles.
- The conditions under which processing of personal data (including sensitive personal data) may take place.
- Enforcement action that can be taken against employers.
11.45 – Coffee
12.00 – Practical guidance for HR Managers from an employment law perspective – Alexandra Robinson:
- The particular impact of GDPR and the Data Protection Bill on employers.
- Steps employers need to take to ensure compliance with the new regime.
- Employee data audits.
- The impact on employment contracts, HR policies and processes.
- Subject access requests and other individual rights in the employment context.
13.00 – Lunch
14.00 – Round-up of the latest developments in employment law – Rupert Scrase, including:
- The Government’s response to the Taylor review.
- The impact of the Employment Tribunal Fees refund scheme and reinstatement of claims.
- Compensation for injury to feelings in discrimination claims.
- Grandparental leave.
- Parental bereavement leave.
14.30 – Case law round-up – Rupert Scrase, including:
- Holiday pay – dealing with self-employed individuals and with overtime.
- Whistleblowing – what is in the public interest and what does the dismissing officer need to know?
- Disciplinary proceedings – investigation, suspension and the true reason for dismissal.
- Data breach – the extent of liability of an employer for an employee’s wrongdoing.
- A warning on confidential pre-termination discussions.
15.00 – Close
£140 plus VAT per delegate (includes lunch)
FREE for retainer clients of Scrase Employment Solicitors
Please contact us on 0117 985 1026 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.