Key Developments in UK and US Employment Law

8:30 - 9:00AM: Registration and breakfast
9:00AM - 12:15PM: Program


Designed for HR professionals, in-house counsel, and senior executives with labor and employment responsibilities, this half-day seminar will include demystifying employee generated IP, details on updating your UK employment contracts, a US-based perspective on compensation and benefit issues in corporate transactions, and what you need to know about processing HR data in the UK! Join legal experts from Arnold & Porter, Henry Clinton-Davis, Head, UK Employment Team, Uri Horowitz, Partner, New York, and Beatriz San Martin, Partner, London for this timely session!


TOPICS INCLUDE:

Time to Update Your UK Employment Contracts

  • New terms you are required to mention
  • Protecting your company’s confidential information
  • What “garden leave” actually means and how to draft a valid garden leave clause
  • Monitoring employee communications: What is OK to say given GDPR
  • The ongoing vacation nightmare: New rules and more liabilities
  • Process for changing contracts of employment 

 

Demystifying Employee Generated IP: The UK Perspective

  • What IP rights do employees generate?
  • Protecting the employer: What needs to be stated in the UK employment contract?
  • What does all the legalese actually mean?
  • The difference between creation/inventorship and ownership
  • “Assigning IP rights”: When is that necessary?
  • Do we have to pay employees if we want ownership of their inventions and copyright works?
  • Best practices 

 

Compensation and Benefits Issues in Corporate Transactions: The US perspective

  • Compensation and benefits aspects of a deal
  • Labor & employment: Unions, WARN Act, wage and hour compliance, employment agreements, & non-competes
  • Executive compensation: Equity incentives, change in control provisions, 280G & 409A
  • Employee benefits: Pensions, retiree medical, severance 

 

Processing HR Data in the UK: What US HR Professionals and In-House Legal Counsel Now Need to Know

  • How has Brexit changed things?
  • Transferring employee personal information to our US parent: Major new developments
  • When and how can we undertake criminal background checks?
  • What documentation should we have in place?
  • Can we rely on consents given by employees? 



Henry Clinton-Davis

Partner

Arnold & Porter

Henry Clinton-Davisleads the firm's UK employment law team. He is listed in the leadingdirectories of recommended lawyers.

Henry's practicecovers all areas of UK employment law and business immigration. He alsoregularly co-ordinates employment projects in the EU and beyond. His approachis commercial and solution-driven.

Henry advisesclients on drafting employment and consultancy agreements and handbooks bothwithin the UK and the EU, as well as on secondment and assignment issues whentransferring staff internationally; drafting and enforcing non-compete clausesand confidentiality restrictions; handling poor performance and claims ofdiscrimination; redundancies (reductions in force) and lay-offs; avoidingworkplace harassment; conducting disciplinary investigations and grievances;work permits and visas and data privacy (including issues around the transferof human resources data from the EU to the US). Henry also handles theemployment issues arising in mergers, outsourcings and consolidations,including workforce consultation, changing contracts of employment and Transferof Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE). Henry is a former barristerand is experienced at conducting all types of employment-related litigation. Heis also in demand as a trainer on employment law topics, invited by clients torun custom-made, interactive training programs for line managers.

Henry is a member ofthe management committee of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) andvice-chair of ELA's international committee. He is a past president of theLabour Law Commission of the International Lawyers Association (AIJA) and amediator accredited with the Centre for Dispute Resolution in London. He is aregular speaker at both external and firm human resources (HR) seminars andevents.

Uri Horowitz

Partner, New York

Arnold & Porter

Uri Horowitz focuses his practice on advising public and private companies on executive compensation and employee benefits matters, both within the context of day-to-day operations and in support of corporate transactions.

He has particular experience in the design and implementation of compensation and benefit arrangements, including cash and equity-based compensation awards, deferred compensation plans, employment, severance, change of control, and restrictive covenant agreements.  He also advises clients on securities law compliance and disclosure issues, as well as tax issues and the application of ERISA rules.

Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Mr. Horowitz was in private practice.

Beatriz San Martin

Partner, London

Arnold & Porter

Dr. Beatriz San Martin focuses her intellectual property practice on the life sciences sector and innovative technologies, with niche SPC experience. She effectively manages and resolves disputes, assists clients on challenging technical legal issues and provides strategic IP advice.

Her disputes practice is varied with significant and high-profile experience handling cases before the UK Courts and the Court of Justice of the European Union, as well as assisting in multinational arbitrations. Besides her patent and SPC experience, she has also handled disputes and matters covering the full breadth of intellectual property rights including trademarks, database rights, copyright, design rights and trade secrets.

Prior to pursuing a legal career, Dr. San Martin was a scientist with a degree, PhD and postdoc specialising in genetics, cellular and molecular biology. This interest and passion in science and technology has broadened during the course of her legal career through her varied work with clients and involvement in trade associations. She has been privileged to work on matters concerning a wide range of technologies - from pharmaceuticals to insulation products, from fintech services to agrochemicals, from software based platforms to medical instrumentation, from mosquito nets to digital technology.

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Key Update on UK and US Legal Issues
06/08/2022 at 8:30 AM (EDT)   |  225 minutes  |  Attendance Required
06/08/2022 at 8:30 AM (EDT)   |  225 minutes  |  Attendance Required Designed for HR professionals, in-house counsel, and senior executives with labor and employment responsibilities, this half-day seminar will include demystifying employee generated IP, details on updating your UK employment contracts, a US-based perspective on compensation and benefit issues in corporate transactions, and what you need to know about processing HR data in the UK! Join legal experts from Arnold & Porter, Henry Clinton-Davis, Head, UK Employment Team, Uri Horowitz, Partner, New York, and Beatriz San Martin, Partner, London for this timely session!
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