Getting to Grips with Shared Parental Leave 2014 – Presentations

£49.00

A pdf of presentations, available following the event. (NB. Does not include event access)

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The option for parents to take shared parental leave will apply to those whose baby is due to be born on or after 5th April 2015, meaning that the first wave of parents eligible to take this option are already expecting.

Many legal experts have warned the new rules look complicated for both employers and employees. This half day conference will provide practical advice and guidance to help prepare for the changes.

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The programme will cover the following to ensure you are prepared for shared parental leave:

09:00
Introduction and opening address by conference chair

Jennifer Liston-Smith, Director, Head of Coaching & Consultancy, My Family Care

09:15
An introduction to Shared Parental Leave

System recap
Basic frame work and regulations
Understand the key points of how the system will work and who is eligible
Kim Wager, Assistant Director, Flexible Working and Shared Parental Leave and Pay, Labour Market Directorate, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

10:00
Guidance on developing your policy

Guidelines, do’s and don’ts
Time frame checklist for implementation
Ed Bowyer, Partner, Hogan Lovells

10:50
Coffee and networking

11:10
An Employers perspective

11:40
Understand and manage the impact on your business

Common pitfalls
Getting your stakeholders on board
What do you need to do/communicate to employees, managers, senior leaders etc.
Jennifer Liston-Smith, Director, Head of Coaching & Consultancy, My Family Care

12:20
Open Q&A with the speakers

Put your unanswered questions to the expert speaker panel
13:00
Networking Lunch

Enjoy lunch and discuss further ideas, questions and approaches with the delegates and sponsors

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Kim Wager, Assistant Director, Flexible Working and Shared Parental Leave and Pay, Labour Market Directorate, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

Kim has been responsible for the right to request flexible working and maternity, paternity and adoption policies for the last two years. She is leading the policy and implementation on the new shared parental leave and pay system.

Jennifer Liston-Smith, Director, Head of Coaching & Consultancy, My Family Care

Before becoming well known as a pioneer of maternity coaching, Jennifer had 15 years’ experience in learning & development, designing and delivering coaching, mentoring, internal coach development, management development and consultancy projects for employers including Accenture, BP, Centrica, Group Danone, Mizuho, Penguin Group (UK), The Lord Chancellor’s Department and others.

Her work is covered in the national and industry press as well as frequent conference speaking & writing.

Alongside her own coaching work, Jennifer is a trained coaching supervisor, having gained a Post-graduate Certificate in Supervision for Coaching and Mentoring, with Distinction, from Oxford Brookes University Business School. She also has a law degree from Brasenose College, Oxford and a Masters in Experimental Psychology.

Ed Bowyer, Partner, Hogan Lovells

Ed advises a broad range of corporate clients on all aspects of the employment relationship from recruitment through to termination and post termination issues. Ed has particular expertise in advising on executive terminations and on high value Employment Tribunal and High Court litigation. Ed also regularly advises on complex and large scale outsourcing transactions. Ed regularly speaks at employment law seminars and runs client training workshops.

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My Family Care is the UK’s leading provider of family friendly solutions. We’re uniquely positioned to help employers with their working parent and carer strategies and implement employee solutions.

Our clients include: investment banks, retailers, FMCG manufacturers, legal practices, accountancy firms, media companies and many others of all sectors and sizes.

We make a real difference to their businesses and the lives and careers of their employees. They’ve seen that it makes sound business sense to adopt a flexible, family friendly approach.

Whether you’re trying to build a reputation as a great place to work, improve talent retention, reduce care related absenteeism, improve relocation success or build a more diverse leadership pool, we can help.

In a nutshell, we’re about making work + family work.

Hogan Lovells’ UK employment team, provides advice on all the major issues which affect employers throughout the employment cycle, starting with the recruitment and appointment of employees, remuneration and changes to contracts of employment, as well as employee disputes and departures. Our team is recognised as a leading practice for contentious and advisory employment advice, as well as corporate support work, including M&A and outsourcing.
Our team works closely with boards of companies, in-house lawyers and HR teams on the employment aspects of strategic business issues.