Latest developments in employment law for strategic HR leads

This online event on Thursday 30 March will provide an intensive update on the latest developments in employment law for strategic HR leads.

About the event and who should attend

Senior colleagues from Eversheds Sutherland will give a comprehensive update on a number of employment law developments, followed by Q&As on their presentations. For those who prefer to submit questions in advance, there will be an opportunity to do this, as well as raise questions verbally or in writing on the day. 
This event assumes an expert working knowledge of employment law and practice and is designed to bring senior HR colleagues in member HEIs up to date on recent and anticipated employment law developments and consider their impact on HEIs in a highly challenging workforce context.
As we will be encouraging questions and discussion, we are asking participants to observe the Chatham House Rule, and so we won’t be recording the event. 


The headline areas currently scheduled to be covered include:
  • Sexual harassment – latest developments on the OfS consultation on introducing a new condition of registration to prevent and tackle harassment and sexual misconduct; the Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill on sexual harassment and latest sector guidance  
  • Industrial Action, including update on Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill and any recent case law
  • Forthcoming legislation on flexible working, carer’s leave, neonatal care leave and pay, family friendly leave and protection from redundancy, and the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill 
  • The Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill – implications for HR and the latest developments on what the final version will say and when it will be in force 
  • Restructuring – the Code of Practice on “fire and re-hire” and reminder of the Kostal case 
  • Global mobility – employment and other legal considerations for overseas remote working
  • Holiday pay – Harpur Trust v Brazel and the Government consultation on calculating holiday entitlement for part-year and irregular hours workers
  • Q&A surgery on recent employment law issues 
The timed programme is as follows:

 Latest developments in employment law - programme

The programme will cover a lot of material in a short time, though if you would like to see any additional areas covered, you can indicate this on the booking form or email us in advance via We will explore the possibility of including your suggestions into the programme.

Event platform and timings

This online conference will be hosted on Teams and will run between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm

Attendance fee and how to book

The participation fee for UCEA members is £245 per place.

Book places via the tickettailor booking form 

When you book you have the option of paying for a place by credit/debit card or to be invoiced.

If you have any queries regarding your interest in attending, please contact