Legal-Island is holding a full day event on Thursday 13th May at the Hilton Hotel, Belfast, titled ‘NI & Irish Employment Law: A Comparison’ and are offering a special promotional rate of £267.20 +VAT. That’s a discount of £70 off the normal price!
This event has been designed to consider and compare the key components of employment law in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The speakers are renowned employment law experts with experience of employment laws in both jurisdictions.
Many organisations have employees in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. A common misconception is that employment law is broadly similar in both jurisdictions. In fact, in many areas the law relevant to the workplace (including redundancy and lay-off entitlements) is very different.
To book your place at this special offer rate of £267.20 +VAT, please download the brochure and fill in the booking form section. Then simply fax it back to us on 028 9446 3516 or post it to us.
What are the Event Objectives?
Extended from a half to a full day due to customer demand, this event is designed to consider and compare the key components of employment law in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The speakers are renowned employment law experts with experience of employment laws in both jurisdictions. The notes are extensive and comprehensive. (Group case studies, Q&A and a comparative employment law quiz will help reinforce learning.)
Programme of Events
|9.30am||Introduction - Setting the scene and what to expect from the day. A simultaneous outline of the employment laws in each jurisdiction under key headings.|
|9.45am||Session One: Employment law basics in both Jurisdictions. An overview of the laws that govern the employment relationship including: recruitment, the contract of employment and variation of the contract of employment, minimum wage, hours of work, notice, annual leave, public holidays, notice periods, sick leave, pension, part-time, fixed term and agency work|
|10.30am||Break and Networking|
|11.00am||Session Two: Employment Equality. An explanation of the respective legislative provisions in each jurisdiction in the area of employment equality with an emphasis on key differences between them.|
|11.45am||Q&A and Case Study One (in the area of employment equality). A case study designed to reinforce the differences and key factors to watch out for in a sexual harassment claim.|
|12.15pm||Session Three: Unfair Dismissal. Termination of employment is a key area of employment law and this session will outline the elements of each system, with particular emphasis in the current climate on redundancy and alternatives to redundancy.|
|1.00pm||Lunch and Networking|
|2.00pm||Q&A and Case Study Two (in the area of unfair dismissal). Could you advise your employer or client on how to handle a constructive dismissal claim across the border?|
|2.30pm||Session Four: Protective Leave in both Jurisdictions. An overview of the similarities and differences in the various types of leave in both jurisdictions including maternity leave, adoptive leave, paternity leave, parental leave, carer's leave, force majeure leave and requests for flexible working.|
|3.00pm||Session Five: Employment Forums in both Jurisdictions. Unravelling the question on which law governs the contract of an employee and who hears complaints in relation to an employee who may work in both jurisdictions, together with an overview of the bodies that hear complaints/prosecute offences/assist in resolution of disputes in both jurisdictions.|
|3.30pm||Break and Networking|
|3.45pm||Q&A and Comparative Employment Law Quiz. This quiz will pose a series of questions designed to tease out the delegates' knowledge and understanding of differences in legislation and practice between the two jurisdictions.|
Who Should Attend?
It will suit all those in HR and management who need knowledge of employment law in both jurisdictions, as well as NI-based solicitors who need an appreciation of Republic of Ireland laws
Duration ~ Date ~ Location
Full Day Legal Event: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Thursday 13th May 2010
Hilton Hotel, Lanyon Place, Waterfront, Belfast
Ciara Dooris ~ Tughans, Belfast and Derry/Londonderry
Paul Joyce ~ Free Legal Advice Centre and Barrister, Dublin
To book your space at this fantastic special offer rate of £267.20 +VAT, simply download the brochure, fill in the booking form section and either fax or post it back to us.