- Employment contracts, NDAs & restrictive covenants.
- Unpaid/paid leave – bad weather, buy-back days, sick days, medical appointments, compassionate leave and miscellaneous issues affecting SME’s in particular.
- Maternity leave – what should employers be aware of & are there any loopholes?
- Sexual harassment – where does chivalry/complimenting/banter end and harassment kick in?
- Data ownership – who owns the contact, employee or employer? (online and offline) – for example with regard to LinkedIn ie when an employee spends time building up their network of contacts during employer time, do those contacts then belong to the company or to the employee?
- Similarly, what steps companies should be taking to ensure that employment contracts include a section about access to passwords for any company social media accounts that they set up or manage as a few people we know have lost access to social media accounts in their company names.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
- Attendees will participate in an examination of these topical employment law issues affecting business just now and will be updated in a practical way on how to tackle them by three experienced employment law specialists, each of whom is a member of the United Employment Lawyers network.
- The session will be chaired by Malcolm Mackay, one of the most experienced employment lawyers in the country and founder/Chairman of UEL. Malcolm won our 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.
MEET THE HOSTS
Legal eagles have many years of experience in advising and representing clients, both employers and employees. Chairman Malcolm Mackay founded Mackay Simon, the first niche employment law firm in the UK, Law At Work (in the UK and Channel Islands) a 24 hour service for employers, and United Employment Lawyers, a unique collaborative network operating around the UK for employment lawyers. He will be accompanied by three UEL members each of whom operates in a different area of Scotland.
Marianne McJannett is a solicitor with TC Young and Co in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Iain Burke is a partner in Bannerman Burke in the Scottish Borders as well as being a director of Borders Employment Law Ltd.