Employment Law for Charities - Making Sense of the Tricky Issues
Charities in England & Wales have the same obligations, responsibilities and duties to their employees, just like any other business, but they must also ensure that their workplace practices are constitutionally compliant, in line with charity law, and (if they are a registered charity) meet Charity Commission requirements.
Charities are under increasing pressure to get it right and, along with the challenges presented throughout 2020, are often subject to additional scrutiny. Negative publicity can have a devastating impact on public confidence and funding, yet many charities are operating on slender budgets and with over-stretched resources. Against this backdrop, it is more important than ever for employment advisers to the charity sector to understand the unique models charities operate with, the wider environment in which their charity clients operate and to be able to recognise potential risks at the earliest opportunity.
This new virtual classroom seminar is aimed at anyone who provides advice to charities on employment law issues. It covers the key areas where tricky issues can arise and where legal advisers can play an invaluable role in identifying problems and preventing complaints, claims and penalties arising at a later date.
What You Will Learn
This live and interactive session will cover the following:
- Constitutional and Governance Issues
- What makes charities and charity workers different?
- How do an organisation’s charitable purposes impact on employment matters?
- Why is it important for employment lawyers to understand the relationship between trustees and management?
- Managing Reputational Risk
- When can conflicts of interest arise and what roles do a charity’s employees play in managing these risks?
- What extra responsibilities to charities have in recruitment and safeguarding?
- How should charities deal with Increasing claims of whistleblowing by employees under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998?
- Employment Status and Atypical Working
- The rules on payments to trustees, potential pitfalls when engaging volunteers, and pay for on-call and sleep-in shifts
Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.