In-House Employment Lawyers' Community
A community for in-house employment lawyers comprising Lewis Silkin-led focus sessions, Peer2Peer (P2P) member-led forums, P2P special interest sub-group forums, industry and topic expert speaker sessions, regular in-person networking socials, access to our P2P email group, surveys and polls, and much more.
What is included in our community?
Our community consists of 3 strands:
- Focus sessions led by Lewis Silkin partners and other hosts on topical employment law issues with practical relevance for in-house employment lawyers.
- Peer2Peer (P2P) member-led forum taking place every two months with regular external speakers and an agenda put together by members themselves with the support of our Advisory Board.
- A full programme of special interest sub-group P2P forums throughout the year. These vary depending on what is topical but currently include International, Immigration, Investigations, European Works Councils, Holiday pay & leave and Conciliation.
Polls, surveys and meeting summaries are also included.
The community is open to in-house employment lawyers and other legal professionals who either specialise exclusively in or undertake a significant proportion of employment work. It provides a chance to discuss significant developments and trends in employment law and practice with the emphasis always being on the practical side of things and the opportunity to share insight and challenges with your peers.
All discussions take place on a Chatham House Rules basis.
In-House Employment Lawyers’ Coffee Break – our mini-podcast series
Listen here for the latest developments and essential practical takeaways (short enough to fit into a 10-minute coffee break!) Lawyers from our IHELC team will discuss key developments in employment law with our usual pragmatism and insight, a touch of humour and a sharp focus on the in-house lawyer’s perspective. With an aim to make your busy lives easier, our podcasts will be deliberately snappy and will give you the key points from each development, so you don’t need to do all of the research.
Listen to episode 1 here.
In-House Employment Lawyers Coffee Break: Episode 2 - Holiday pay regulations and the Worker Protection Act
This month’s podcast features discussion on holiday pay regulations and the Worker Protection Act. Listen here.
Supreme Court throws out Deliveroo rider status challenge21 November 2023
The Supreme Court, upholding earlier decisions by the Central Arbitration Committee, High Court and Court of Appeal, finds that Deliveroo riders are not in an “employment relationship” for the purposes of European human rights law.
Government legislates to preserve EU-based discrimination law – what does this mean for employers?16 November 2023
The government has published draft regulations amending the Equality Act 2010 to ensure that discrimination protections derived from EU law are preserved after Brexit. Some of these changes are significant because they involve rights that have not regularly been applied in practice in the UK.
Holiday pay regulations and the Worker Protection Act - In-House Employment Lawyers Coffee Break: Episode 215 November 2023
Listen here for the latest developments and essential practical takeaways (short enough to fit into a 10-minute coffee break!). Lawyers from our IHELC team will discuss key developments in employment law with our usual pragmatism and insight, a touch of humour and a sharp focus on the in-house lawyer’s perspective.
Government to legislate on changes to TUPE consultation requirements and to clarify record keeping requirements09 November 2023
The government has confirmed they will proceed with planned reforms to clarify that employers do not have to record daily working hours of workers and extend the limited circumstances when employers can consult with employees directly about a proposed TUPE transfer.
Government to legislate on holiday entitlement and pay: here’s what it means for employers09 November 2023
EU rules on holiday pay will be kept, according to new regulations unveiled this week. For workers with irregular hours or who work part of the year, so-called ‘rolled-up’ holiday pay will be allowed and there’ll be a new system for calculating holiday entitlement. Our article looks at the new laws coming into force from 1 January 2024.
People with convictions: changes to rules on the rehabilitation of offenders08 November 2023
Following changes to the rules on the rehabilitation of offenders, thousands of job seekers no longer need to disclose criminal records when applying for jobs. We look at how the rules around spent convictions have changed and how this could be a catalyst for employers to reconsider their approach to this issue.
£3.3 billion of unused apprenticeship levy funds have been returned to the Treasury – should you be thinking about apprenticeships?06 November 2023
We’re now almost two months into the new academic year and what would have been the start date for many new apprentices. Whilst the next academic year may feel a long way off, with over £3.3 billion of unused apprenticeship levy funds returned to the Treasury, now is a good time to consider your apprenticeship recruitment strategy for 2024 and how you can make the best use of apprenticeship funding.
Is an opposition to ‘woke’ politics a protected philosophical belief?02 November 2023
In the latest decision on workplace ‘culture war’ clashes, a tribunal has found that an opposition to critical race theory amounts to a protected philosophical belief. It’s a further example of how employers have a heightened risk of claims in the context of increasingly polarised public discourse, as employees with strongly conflicting beliefs all have a right not to suffer discrimination.