Managing Cross-border European Redundancy Programmes

Managing Cross-border European Redundancy Programmes *NEW*

Mitigate the risks of international reorganisations

Duration: 60 minute webinar
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Price: £160 + VAT
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International start times: 16:00 CET / 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Duration: 60 minutes + Q&A

At a macro level the European economy is showing signs of stabilisation and recovery.

However, for many organisations the day-to-day reality is still that of increasing costs and depressed profits, and so it is understandable that a  recent report suggested that ‘a third of organisations are considering redundancies in 2013’.

Whilst redundancies are often a necessary component of reorganisations and restructurings, organisations expose themselves to significant financial risk if they fail to manage such programmes in line with often complex employment laws. Moreover, these complexities increase exponentially when such programmes involve workers who are based in different countries.  

Led by Maria Eugenia de la Cera, an experienced European employment lawyer, this virtual session will offer HR professionals practical insights into how best to manage cross-border redundancy programmes. The interactive programme will focus on the main processes involved, the key EU Directives and relevant case law.

Highlights include:

  • Hear best practice approaches to cross border redundancy programmes
  • Understand the impact of EU directives on national legislation
  • Insights into handling the complexities of collective redundancies
  • Hear specific examples of the regulations relating to cross border redundancies in UK, Spain, Germany and Italy
  • Redundancy process – key steps to follow
    • When does redundancy arise?
    • Redundancy planning
    • Creating a pool of employees for redundancy
    • Selection criteria
    • Appeals and dismissals
    • Offers of alternative employment
  • The impact and revisions to the European Directive
    • Collective redundancies
    • Information and consultation requirements
    • European works councils
    • When to share information and what level of information must be shared?
  • The peculiarities of regulations relating to redundancies in the key European jurisdictions
    • Including UK, Spain, Germany and Italy
Maria Eugenia Maria Eugenia

Maria Eugenia

Maria Eugenia specialises in contentious and non-contentious employment matters with an emphasis on execution and termination of agreements with ordinary employees and senior executives, contractual and remuneration issues and employment matters relating to company mergers and acquisitions. She also has experience in collective dismissals and industrial conflicts, in disciplinary procedures and in conducting legal audits on employment related issues.

Prior to joining Pérez-Llorca, Maria worked in Olswang, Bird & Bird and Uría Menéndez, where she also gained experience in competition and commercial litigation issues.

Mª Eugenia is a professor of Labour and Social Security Law at IE University, where she lectures in English. She also participates regularly in seminars, webinars and conferences as an expert in employment law and publishes articles in specialised books, magazines and websites.

Maria Eugenia holds a joint degree in Law and Political Science from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, where she collaborated with the Employment and Social Security Department during her last year as a student. She has also coursed the Advanced Programme on Employment Relations at the IE Business School and the first year of the doctorate programme in Employment, Industrial Relations and Social Dialogue in Europe at the University of Castilla la Mancha.

She speaks Spanish, English and French.

This webinar will be relevant for all mid and senior-level HR professionals from organisations which employ workers across Europe and are going through, or are likely to undertake, restructurings and reorganisations.

Special offers

Multiple booking discount

Receive a 20% discount when you book more than one event, or book more than one person on the same event. Please note this discount only applies to the lesser priced booking and when all bookings are placed together.

Registered charities

You are entitled to a 25% discount on your booking if you are a registered charity. This discount will show on your invoice once your booking is submitted. You will need your charity registration number for the booking form.

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