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Employee Relations and the Law

CIPD Training
Course summary
Length: 1 day
Location: London
Provider: CIPD Training plus
Course type: Open / Scheduled

Course Description

Employee Relations and the Law

Employee Relations and the Law - 1-day course with CIPD Training

This practical course in Employee Relations and the Law provides you with a sound understanding of the legal aspects of industrial action and the key stages in union recognition.

Delivered in central London over the course of one day, the programme covers the process of collective bargaining and its implications in terms of negotiating employment terms and conditions. It also addresses current developments in the areas of consultation, information and employee/trade union involvement in organisations. Finally, the course examines EU legislation and the role that EU level social partners can play in the above processes.

The course forms part of the Level 7 Advanced Award in Employment Law and Postgraduate Certificate in Employment Law. CIPD Training can also deliver this course in-house, tailoring it to the organisation's specific needs.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is suitable for HR practitioners or line managers responsible for employment law issues within their organisation. Some prior knowledge of employee relations is assumed.

Training Course Content

Employee relations in the UK 

  • the institutions of employee relations
  • the current ER climate
  • national collective agreements
  • individual collective agreements
  • the rights from trade union membership 

The EU dimension 

  • the role of the social partners
  • EC legislation
  • European Works Councils

Information and consultation 

  • the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004
  • unionised and non-unionised organisations
  • obligations to inform and consult under TUPE
  • collective redundancies

Trade unions

  • collective agreements and protections conferred by union membership
  • statutory recognition and de-recognition
  • industrial action/strike ballots/picketing
  • time off for trade union activities
  • statutory immunities

Negotiating terms and conditions

  • systems within non-unionised organisations
  • collective bargaining with recognised trade unions
  • partnership, stakeholding and other agreements

Case study 

  • Practical case studies and scenarios will illustrate how the law works in practice.


Course fees are as follows:

  • Non-member: £545 + VAT
  • Member: £490 + VAT

In-house Training

This course can also be run in-house, where the content can be tailored to suit organisational needs, providing a cost-effective solution to group training needs.

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Reviews by course attendees

Madeline   |   25/03/2014
A very well delivered course – thank you! There was a lot of content but the delivery was structured and comprehensive.
Madeline   |   24/03/2014
A very well delivered course – thank you! There was a lot of content but the delivery was structured and comprehensive.