Tags: NULL Sunday 12 September 2010 10:08 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp CITY traders prone to bemoaning their lengthy working hours and stressful days might want to consider hopping over to New York the next time they get itchy feet.For an attack of the green-eyed monster is sweeping Wall Street after a newspaper profile late last week of the founders of Briargate Trading – who seem to have discovered the very epitome of a “work-life balance”.Rick Oscher and Steven Rubinstein, 20-year veterans of the NYSE trading floor, work a grand total of a couple of hours a day, concentrating their efforts on the manic open and close of the market.The rest of the time they spend trying out the City’s finest restaurants, playing tennis or golf, spending time at their children’s school and generally hanging out.“I can go play 18 holes of golf and then come back and trade and that’s a workday,” boasted Rubinstein to the Wall Street Journal.Says his partner: “If someone offered us three times what we make to do a real job, we wouldn’t do it. Money isn’t everything…”Talk about the life o’Riley.REVOLVING DOORAt last, confirmation arrives of a development in the small cap space that The Capitalist has been predicting for a while.Former Toscafund hedge fund manager Paul Compton has been on the hiring trail since starting at WH Ireland a month or two ago – and he’s now sealed the deal with a team from Astaire to bolster the firm’s corporate relationships.Ruari McGirr and Seb Wykeham – who led St Helen’s Capital before it was snapped up by then-Astaire boss Edward Vandyk not so long ago – join with immediate effect, focusing on small cap quoted entities, private equity and venture transactions, particularly in the resources sector.CELEBRITY SPOTTINGA dose of celebrity for the Square Mile before the weekend as none other than Travis frontman Fran Healy turned up to do a spot of busking outside Deutsche Bank’s headquarters.The appearance was perhaps something of a missed opportunity for Healy, who kept his guitar case closed and insisted he was campaigning only for War Child to be elected as the bank’s charity of the year.One imagines that his renditions of classics “Why Does It Always Rain On Me”, “Sing”, and “Turn” would have squeezed quite a few pennies out of moneyed staffers passing by.FASHION FORWARDBanks and high fashion aren’t the most usual of bedfellows, but private bank Coutts is on a mission to change that preconception with the latest London Fashion Week-inspired window display at its headquarters on the Strand.To mark its sponsorship of the LFW “Fashion Forward” award, Coutts recently commissioned a dress by last year’s winner Louise Goldin – made entirely out of paper. Apparently, the gown is supposed to raise awareness among entrepreneurs of the importance of business planning as well as creativity for success, though for most of the passers-by, it’s simply a beautiful piece of eye candy. Following its exhibition in the bank’s headquarters, the garment is destined for a London museum.SPORTING CHANCETo the House of Commons late last week for a dinner hosted by Bhanu Choudhrie, the executive director of care homes-to-luxury hotels investment group C&C Alpha Group, to raise funds for British athletes off to the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in October.Choudrie, also the chair of the business advisory board for the Commonwealth Games England 2010, lured MPs Keith Vaz, Sir Menzies Campbell and Sir Andrew Foster to rub noses with stars such as Dame Kelly Holmes, Darren Campbell and swimmer Karen Pickering to the event, which raised £85,000 for the athletes’ coffers. Holmes stumped up for a cosmetic dental surgery package (despite having a seemingly gleaming set of gnashers), while Campbell was outbid on a painting of Westminster signed by the unlikely trio of Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Adsautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald TRADERS PLUMP FOR THE LIFE OF LEISURE whatsapp KCS-content Share
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Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Rick Sherwin is the Rabbi at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood. He is a graduate of UCLA and was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. He energetically fills spiritual services and educational programs with creativity, relevance, dialogue, and humor. TAGSInspirationRabbi Rick Sherwin Previous articleGoodbye SummerNext articleA call to the wild… Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Judy Collins, with her full and folksy voice, sang Joni Mitchell’s words that touched the generation of the late 1960s: “I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now, up and down… I’ve looked at love from both sides now, from give and take… I’ve looked at life from both sides now, from win and lose…Hillel and Shammai were two Elders who led discussions of religious practice and ethical standards at the end of the first century, BCE. While they had divergent methods, they respected each other’s goal of strengthening the community through Halakha, standards of practice and approach to life.In the centuries that followed, the disciples of each Sage created academies, appropriately designated as the School of Hillel and the School Shammai. The Talmud (the Jewish post-biblical text written during the time of the Christian testament) records over 300 respectful debates, reflecting the narrower, more parochial perspective of Shammai, and the broader, more inclusive perspective of Hillel.One debate raged between the School of Shammai and the School of Hillel for three years, each one asserting, ‘The standard is in agreement with our views.’ Finally, a Bat Kol – a Divine Voice – was heard, asserting, “Both views are equally valid in the eyes of God.” After a short pause, the Divine Voice continued, “The standards must be applied according to the views of Hillel’s School.”The students in both academies were puzzled: If both views are equally valid in the eyes of God, then what entitled Hillel’s ruling to prevail? They discerned the answer: Hillel’s argument was colored by words that were kind and modest.Hillel listened to the words of Shammai, seeing validity in their words. Jewish Tradition understood that the ultimate winner would be the one who understands their opponent’s perspective so well that they could articulate that view before they presented their own.“If the great American people only keep their temper, on both sides of the line, the troubles will come to an end.”-President Abraham LincolnThis became the model for healthy debate:• Respect the opinion of the other as valid.• Listen respectfully to the opposing perspective.• Articulate the opposing view in the presence of its proponents, then present one’s own perspective.This certainly would be a breath of fresh air in the world of politics today, wherein one side vilifies the other, categorically – and quite often disrespectfully – dismissing the view of those who disagree. In today’s America, people are often less interested in listening to broadcasts than they are narrow-casts, confining focus only on those who agree: one watches CNN or FOX. We are living in an Either/Or society wherein one votes Republican or Democrat, one follows a liberal agenda or a conservative one, one seeks personal victory while another seeks social health. Why not a bit of both? Why not somewhere in between, even if closer to one side or the other? Why not?Americans have become accustomed to living Either/Or politics, wherein one is right and the other, by definition, is wrong: me or you, us or them. I look forward to the day we live in a Both/And world, where both sides can respectfully disagree on the approach to fixing a problem, even while cooperatively negotiating and compromising to attain common objectives. It is the 2,000-year-old model of Hillel and Shammai, which is as viable today as it was in the first century.I came across two quotes, one from a Democrat and one from a Republican. In a way not characteristic of America today, I agree with them both!Democrat John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, articulated the philosophy of Both/And very clearly: Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix blame for the past. Let us accept our [combined] responsibility for the future.Republican Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, shared this vision: If the great American people only keep their temper, on both sides of the line, the troubles will come to an end.One day we will not have to worry about reaching across the aisle because we will be standing together. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter InspirationBy Rabbi Rick Sherwin LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014
Cash grants available for nurses in hardship AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: coronavirus COVID-19 Funding health Cash grants of up to £1,500 per year are available for nurses who find themselves in a difficult financial situation, including as a result of the coronavirus crisis.The Junius S Morgan Benevolent Fund is accepting applications from nurses, healthcare assistants and third year student nurses who are volunteering with the NHS. The fund, supported by the Burdett Trust for Nursing, which handles all its administrative costs, is designed to support healthcare workers “who find themselves in precarious financial positions due to unforeseen expenditure and debt”.The charity was established in 1890 by policyholders of The Royal National Pension Fund for Nurses in memory of one of its founders, Mr Junius Spencer Morgan.Extended to third year students volunteeringThe fund has recently responded to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic by extending support to acknowledge the work being provided by third year student nurses who are volunteering for the NHS in the current crisis.Any registered nurse can apply as well as healthcare assistants who have practised in the UK, if they find themselves in need at this time.The Junius S Morgan Benevolent Fund aims to process applications very quickly.It is not pay residential or nursing home fees, respite care or funeral costs. 1,420 total views, 1 views today Advertisement Howard Lake | 25 April 2020 | News 1,421 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Home / Daily Dose / Goldman Sachs Moves Forward on Consumer Relief Obligation Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago August 5, 2018 1,595 Views Goldman Sachs has reached 62 percent of its $1.8-billion consumer relief obligation, which was enacted under its two April 11, 2016, mortgage-related settlement agreements with the U.S. Department of Justice and three states. Eric D. Green, the independent Monitor of the consumer-relief portions of the agreements, has announced that the forgiveness of balances due on 1,127 mortgages has moved the bank $127.1 million closer to its agreement sum. Professor Green is a professional mediator and retired Boston University law professor, who was named by the settling parties as independent Monitor with responsibility for determining the fulfillment of Goldman Sachs’ consumer-relief obligations. Green has assembled a team of finance, accounting, and legal professionals to assist in the task.Since the last report, produced on May 15 of this year, Professor Green reports that “Goldman Sachs forgave the balances due on 1,024 first-lien mortgages, for a total principal forgiveness of $113,504,343, an average of $110,844 per borrower.”The bank also forgave amounts due and previously deferred on 103 first-lien mortgages, for total forgiveness of $5,139,100, an average of $49,894 per borrower. These two reports resulted in the total reportable consumer-relief credit of $127,109,482 after the application of crediting calculations and multipliers specified in the settlement agreements.”Approximately 28 months after the settlement agreements were signed, the total amount of credit claimed and conditionally validated in my reports under both settlement agreements comes to $1,120,530,304, or 62 percent of the $1.8 billion target,” Professor Green said.The two agreements settled “potential and filed legal claims” regarding the marketing, structuring, arrangement, underwriting, issuance, and sale of mortgage-based securities. Goldman Sachs reached settlements with the Department of Justice, California, Illinois and New York, as well as the National Credit Union Administration Board and the Federal Home Loan Banks of Chicago and Des Moines. The bank agreed to provide a total of $5.06 billion under the settlements, including consumer relief valued at $1.8 billion to be distributed by the end of January 2021.According to the statement, the modified mortgages were spread across 45 states and the District of Columbia, “with 36 percent of the credit located in the settling states of New York, Illinois, and California, and 46 percent of the credit located in Hardest Hit Areas, or census tracts identified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as containing large concentrations of distressed properties and foreclosure activities.”You can read the full Monitor’s report here, containing a detailed explanation of how the credit is calculated, as well as a description of the protocols that Professor Green and his legal and financial advisers developed with Goldman Sachs to help determine when credit is properly approved or denied for loan modifications in which principal forgiveness is earned in stages as the homeowner makes loan payments on time. 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News Updates’Approach Chief Secretary With A Representation’: Jammu & Kashmir High Court Disposes Plea Seeking Law Prohibiting Cow Slaughter Sparsh Upadhyay11 Feb 2021 4:57 AMShare This – xThe Jammu & Kashmir High Court last week disposed of a plea seeking direction to enact a law prohibiting slaughter of cows and its progeny, ox, bull, buffalo etc in the Union Territory of J&K by giving petitioner the liberty to approach Chief Secretary. The Bench of Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Rajnesh Oswal specifically observed that it is settled law that no writ…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Jammu & Kashmir High Court last week disposed of a plea seeking direction to enact a law prohibiting slaughter of cows and its progeny, ox, bull, buffalo etc in the Union Territory of J&K by giving petitioner the liberty to approach Chief Secretary. The Bench of Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Rajnesh Oswal specifically observed that it is settled law that no writ of mandamus would lie for issuing direction for enacting a particular law. “The court cannot take upon the task of enacting the law itself or to issue any direction in this regard to any other authority as the same is only within the domain of the legislature of the Union Territory”, remarked the Court. Sh. D. C. Raina, Advocate General has submitted that that the grievance of the petitioner can be taken care of by the Chief Secretary and as and when the legislature comes into existence, the matter can be brought to its notice for due consideration. The plea before the Court The plea, filed by an NGO named SAVE filed the instant public interest plea for commanding the respondents to enact a law prohibiting slaughter of cows and its progeny, ox, bull, buffalo etc in the UT of J&K and to make such an act of slaughtering of these animals a cognizable offence with strict punishment. The Counsel for the petitioner relying upon the judgment of the Supreme Court in Dr. Ashwani Kumar v. Union of India and another [Miscellaneous Application No. 2560/2018 [(in Writ Petition (Civil) No. 738 of 2016)] submitted that if there is any vacuum in law, the courts can certainly intervene and issue necessary directions. At the outset, the Court observed, “It is for the law makers i.e. the legislature of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to enact a law on a given subject…At present the legislature of the Union Territory is not in place. Therefore, at the moment no such law can be considered for being enacted.” Significantly, the Court also noted, “Enacting of law to prohibit the slaughter of cows and its progeny is a new subject and can not be due to any vacuum in law. It is a fresh demand of certain section of the people or the wildlife lovers to have such a law on the subject with the repeal of RPC. It is for the law makers to consider and to take a call on it.” With this observation, the Court did not deem it necessary to keep the petition pending and disposed of the same with liberty to the petitioner to raise his grievance before the Chief Secretary by submitting a comprehensive representation in that regard.It may be noted that the Apex Court’s rulings in the cases of Bal Ram Bali & Anr. v. Union of India AIR 2007 SC 3074, V.K. Naswa v. Union of India (2012) 2 SCC 542 and Manoj Narula v. Union of India (2014) 9 SCC 1 have reiterated time and again that neither the Court can legislate, nor it has any competence to issue directions to the legislature to enact the law in a particular manner.Recently, the Allahabad High Court had dismissed the plea for direction to Centre to consider legislating law regulating religious conversion along the lines of up love-jihad law.In this matter, the Court had observed that Courts have very limited role with regard to judicial legislation since neither the Courts can legislate nor they have any competence to issue directions to legislature to enact a law in a particular manner. Recently, the Karnataka Assembly passed a bill to ban the slaughter of all cattle except buffalo aged above the age of 13 years. The bill defines “cattle” as “cow, calf of a cow and bull, bullock and he or she buffalo below the age of thirteen years”. “Beef” is defined as “flesh of cattle in any form”. The bill titled the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill, 2020, imposes a total ban on the slaughter of cattle. Case title – SAVE v. the Union of India and others [WP(C) PIL No. 18 of 2020] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Story
Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ By News Highland – May 26, 2019 WhatsApp As counting proper gets underway in the local elections, Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle has conceded that Sinn Fein will lose a seat in Letterkenny.At the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny this morning, he acknowledged he is in a battle with party colleague and fellow councillor Adrian Glackin, but told Greg Hughes that he will be equally happy if his running mate takes the seat ……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/gerrysun.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest SF will lose a seat in Letterkenny – Mc Monagle Google+ Homepage BannerNewsx Elections 2019 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleDonegal backs Divorce Referendum by 77% to 23%Next articleJoule Donegal International Rally is Ready to Launch News Highland Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications
(WPVI) Nicholas Flacco, 20, was fatally shot in the chest in Philadelphia, March 30, 2019. (PHILADELPHIA) — The 20-year-old son of the Philadelphia police’s chief inspector of internal affairs was shot dead this weekend in a “random encounter” and now the grieving department is looking for answers.When officers responded to FDR State Park at about 10 p.m. Saturday, they found Nicholas Flacco, 20, shot once in the chest, according to the Philadelphia Police Department. He was pronounced dead at 10:17 p.m., police said.Flacco had been tailgating with friends for the Philadelphia Phillies game when “several fights began to break out” between groups in the crowded park, police told reporters Monday. Flacco was allegedly trying to break up a fight between a group of women when one woman threatened to “call her man,” police said. A man shortly after showed up at the park with a gun, police said.Flacco’s friends allegedly dared the man to shoot them because they did not think the gun was real, police said.At some point, Flacco was shot.“It appears this individual deliberately fired a round to his chest and took his life,” Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross told reporters.“All indications are that the people out there did not know him … There’s no suggestion that he was involved in the initial argument whatsoever — that’s what makes it even more confusing,” Ross said. “There’s a lot of things we don’t know.”No arrests have been made and no gun was recovered, a police spokesman said Monday.The victim’s father, Chris Flacco, is the chief inspector of internal affairs at the Philadelphia Police Department, reported ABC Philadelphia station WPVI.“It does hit very close to home,” Ross told WPVI. “I’ve known Chief Flacco for probably 25 years at least. So our hearts are broken. We’re keeping him and his family in our thoughts and our prayers.”Nicholas Flacco was in his fourth semester at Penn State University, said university spokeswoman Lisa Powers.“Random acts of violence such as this are unfathomable and very troubling,” she told ABC News via email on Monday. “This news is tragic and we offer our deepest condolences to Nicholas’ family and friends during this difficult time.”“Every life lost to violence is one too many,” Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement obtained by WPVI. “It is all the more tragic when we lose a young person who had their whole life ahead of them.”“I extend my deepest sympathies and condolences to Chief Inspector Flacco and his family, the Police Department, and all who have lost loved ones to senseless gun violence,” Kenney said. “PPD [The Philadelphia Police Department] is undergoing a thorough investigation and I urge the public to come forward to report any tips that can help find the person who did this.”A $35,000 reward has been offered.“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Flacco family and our fellow police officers will close this case with help from the public,” Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police (FOP Lodge 5) President John McNesby said in a statement.Anyone with information is asked to call the Philadelphia Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334 or 215-686-TIPS. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Changes in the legal system can be a minefield for employers. But theEversheds Employers’ Convention, supported by Personnel Today, should help youthrough the complexitiesChanges to employment law, the increasing weight of EU legislation, and theintroduction of new technology – particularly the Internet – are resulting infundamental changes to employers’ responsibilities and it is vital that theykeep abreast of these developments.Employers’ Convention 2000, which takes place on 12-13 April, has been designedby law firm Eversheds to tackle the most pressing issues facing today’semployers through a series of seminars and interactive workshops. The plenarysessions will consider issues such as the Internet that are likely to have awider impact on employers in the future, while many of the workshops will bebased on issues employers are already confronting, and will be supported bycase studies.This is the second Employers’ Convention to be run by Eversheds. Practice groupchairman Viv Du-Feu says, “It seemed to us that there was a niche in the marketfor a focused event delivered by HR lawyers and experts that people would wantto come to. We aim to deliver a quality, thought-provoking, fun event.”Hands-onThe convention has been designed to apply a hands-on, problem-solvingapproach to employment law, rather than “black letter law”, or simply statingwhat the law demands. Because Eversheds employs HR consultants in its largerteams and provides corporate training on aspects of employment law, Du-Feu saysthe firm has a good understanding of personnel issues and how new regulationswill actually impact on the workplace.Partner Owen Warnock adds, “The conference reflects the way we go aboutemployment law work. There is currently a massive amount of employmentlegislative change and it gets more and more complex, particularly aroundissues such as parental leave and part-time employees. But what people want toknow is what this means to them and how the changes will work in practice. Theyneed to know how to meet their own working requirements, while also meetingtheir legal requirements.”Many of the workshops (detailed on p24) are therefore based on case studiesof recent court cases handled by Eversheds – including how the problems couldhave been avoided. Where appropriate, they also aim to draw on delegates’ experiences.Central themesThe central themes addressed during the convention – includingcomputer-related issues and flexible working practices – reflect the kinds ofquestions that employers are asking. Trish Embley, associate and director ofclient training services, says, “The Internet is changing the way peopledo business and their jobs, but there are good and bad sides to this. On thegood side, it offers more choice, new ways to recruit, ease of delivery fortraining, and it enhances flexible working. But it also brings in a lack ofcontrol and the downside includes issues such as employee cyber-sabotage,fraud, defamation and all the nightmare things that can go wrong when youintroduce the Internet to your business.”One area that is causing the most concern from employers is e-mail, and thepossibility of sexual harassment via e-mail. Warnock says this must be put intoa broader context, which the convention aims to address.”While sexual harassment via e-mail is a problem, it is part of abigger issue of setting appropriate guidelines regarding the use of computers –what you can download; how the information can be used; if someone working onyour computer comes up with a wacky new idea, who does the idea belong to? Ifyou work at home, whose computer is it? Defamation by computer and so on.”Then there is the issue of data protection, with the Data Protection Act dueto come into force next month. Partner Claire Rankin says, “The new DataProtection Act highlights many interesting issues for HR professionals andtheir use of IT. For example, can personnel information such as CVs becirculated on an intranet system or made available to a parent company basedabroad? Who has responsibility for processing personal data and are they awareof the legal obligations? Do employees have access to references?”Employers also need to consider the price of getting it wrong.The issue of flexible working practices will also be addressed in a workshopled by Warnock. “This is something we looked at last year and I expect itwill continue to come up.” Again, there are a range of different issues toconsider within the field of flexible practices.”There is evidence that offering flexibility in how people workattracts a broad range of high-calibre employees,” he says. “Butwhile employers may appreciate that, there are often managers who are not happytaking someone on outside regular hours. Or employers might be caught out ifthey get issues such as parental leave wrong. Or if someone is working for themvia e-mail, the company may not be protected in terms of how that employee usesthe information.”It is crucial that employers are prepared to address issues such as these,says Warnock. “You need a clear policy that people understand and HR needsto know how to deal with it. You can’t have every employee thinking, ‘If Ileave to have a baby I can come back part-time because that is what everyoneelse has done’. A company has to set expectations about its policies andemployees’ legal rights.”GuidanceAs well as the pragmatic guidance on employment law, HR professionalsattending the event will have the opportunity to network, making valuablecontacts and also learning from others’ experiences. As Warnock comments,”At last year’s convention, parental leave was a forthcoming issue and washandled as part of a workshop. “We found that a number of companies taking part already had parentalleave policies. In their experience, it hadn’t been used much, which was quitereassuring for a number of delegates to hear.”Delegates will also receive an updated copy of the Workplace Survival Guide,an employment law reference for HR professionals developed by Eversheds. Itwill include legal guidance on issues such as compulsory trade unionrecognition, as well as looking at some recent legal cases and theirimplications in areas such as RSI, excessive absenteeism and the NationalMinimum Wage.CostFull attendance rate is £895 (+VAT). This includes all scheduled refreshmentlunches, evening entertainment and dinner on 12 April, plus full access to theconvention and five-star B&B accommodation on 12 April. One-day attendancerate is £395 (+VAT) Discounts are available where more than one delegateattends the convention.By Caroline HornWorkshopsEach day delegates will participate in three workshops, chosen from thefollowing 16 topics. They will be led by expert employment lawyers.MediationAn essential tool for resolving employment disputes, presented by DavidBeswick• Explores the concept of mediation and consider its advantages over thetraditional forms of litigation.UnionsRemaining union-free or single-union after the Employment Relations Act,presented by Martin Warren• Covers a variety of subjects relating to how the Employment Relations Actaffects a corporate’s relationship with trade unions.The Maternity MazeFinding your way through the new maternity regulations, presented by AudreyWilliams and Karen Macpherson• Explores, through case studies, issues under the new maternity leaveregime, including qualification rights, medical suspension, employee rightsduring maternity leave, and return to work.Flexible and Part-time WorkingThe real world and the law, presented by Owen Warnock• Looks at the emerging principle that people should be able to workpart-time, if that is what they want. When can an employer insist on full-timefixed hours?Parental LeaveHow to make the regulations work for your own organisation, presented byOwen Warnock• Provides an update on the Parental Leave regulations and examines how toget the best out of the regulations by using your scheme to attract and retaingood employees.Learn from Others’ ExperiencePresented by Hilary Campion• Identifies pitfalls that can lead to expensive employment tribunal casesand considers practical outcomes and solutions.Out of Sight, Out of MindTeleworking, homeworking, presented by Roger Steel• Considers the practical and legal issues facing employers and employeeswhen documenting such arrangements.Paperless Personnel?Data protection in the e-era, presented by Claire Rankin• Examines the impact of the Data Protection Act 1998 and looks at whatconstitutes personal and sensitive data, and employee rights and access.Outstanding OutsourcingGet the best out of outsourcing, whether as a user or provider, presented byRob McCreath• Provides an update on the application of Tupe to outsourcing and coverschanging terms and conditions, changing contractors and outsourcing deals.Sex, Drugs and DeodorantHow to manage difficult people, presented by Ann-Marie Thompson• Considers the legal issues arising from and practical solutions fordealing with issues such as employees with personal hygiene problems, drugs andalcohol abuse, the malingerer and the criminal.The International WorkforceEmploying non-UK citizens and transferring UK employees overseas, presentedby Audrey Elliott• Looks at topics such as work permits, employment law implications, and taxand national insurance requirements.The Cyber-EnvironmentBalancing the development of e-awareness with avoiding e-abuse, presented byPaul Gregson and Debbie Jones• Looks at some of the issues posed by the computer age including controllingthe use of language in cyberspace, confidentiality issues, avoiding viruses,defamatory statements, employer monitoring, accessing inappropriate material,harassment issues, and time-wasting on the e-mail/Internet.Is There Anybody Out There?Effective communication with pension scheme members, presented by Liz Fallonand Ingrid Everson• Examines what you need to communicate and making the most effective use ofthe means available, and considers the effect of disclosure and data protectionrequirements.One Half x Two = Three?The practical impact of the Working Time regulations, presented by ElaineAarons• Examines the effects of the cases that have so far been reported on theWorking Time regulations and the Government’s proposals for changes to theregulations and the difficulties they pose.Lies, Damned Lies, and the Content of CVsThe importance of pre-employment screening and vetting, presented by TrishEmbley• Looks at case study examples, the lessons to be learnt from them and therelatively simple checks that could have been carried out.Under PressureStress and bullying at work, presented by Peter Norbury• Covers the legal principles which apply to inappropriate stress and itsinteraction with bullying and aggressive or intimidatory management practices. 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