Date: 20 September 2023
Time: 2:00 PM UTC
Duration: 60 min
Language: English
Format: Online
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Worldwide: Key Changes in the UK HR Landscape

The UK’s political and economic situation is dramatically increasing the risks for HR practitioners. In this informative webinar, leading experts will discuss changes in the employment law landscape due to the spectre of a general election and the rise of AI, as well as highlighting the risk of career-ending corporate fines due to modern workplace communication, and other trends.

Some of the topics we will be covering include:

  • Managing sickness absence in the current environment
  • The next six months: Conservative Party proposals and what the Labour Party would do
  • The future of Non-Compete Agreements in the UK and the US and what this means in practice
  • The dangers of using WhatsApp, Slack and other IM communications in the workplace
  • Cost of living implications on employee claims.

Join our panel of experts as they provide comprehensive analysis and guidance on topics that will shape Q4 and Q1 of next year. Don't miss out on this opportunity to ensure you keep your organization ahead of the trends, compliant and well-informed. Register now for this webinar below.

Christopher Hitchins

Chris is an employment lawyer who advises on all aspects of company operations. He is also the office managing partner of Katten’s London office. As such, Chris not only advises clients on the full range of HR and cultural issues, he also has to put it into practice in his own workplace.

An organisation’s cultural identity is often at the heart of its HR strategy. Chris’ advice focuses not just on the legal issues, but also on the protection of a client’s culture as well as its reputation as an employer. Chris and his team add value for clients by finding ways to conform with the law that enhance their retention and recruitment efforts while also reducing legal risk. He also helps employers design strategies to incentivise workers, raise workforce standards and take other action to realise their goals and values as a company.

Whether Chris is defending employers in a discrimination case, drafting employment contracts or designing benefits policies, he helps his clients manage HR matters more efficiently. They are free to focus on expanding their businesses, secure that they have legal counsel taking a cost-effective and consistent approach to issues across their workforce, enhancing their reputation as a good place to work. 

Brigitte Weaver

Brigitte Weaver is a senior associate in the employment team at Katten, who focuses on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious employment issues.

Brigitte's contentious experience covers both employment tribunal claims and High Court Litigation with a particular focus on restrictive covenant disputes. Litigious work also includes issues of unfair dismissal, discrimination claims and breach of contract.

Her non-contentious experience comprises employee relations advisory matters covering the full range of employment law issues such as holiday pay, performance management and advising on family-friendly rights. In addition, Brigitte advises employers on GDPR compliance, including their obligations with regard to DSARs, and modern slavery policies and procedures, in particular with regard to their ESG goals. With extensive international expertise, she also helps clients’ businesses operate effectively across borders.

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