25 episodes

Informal discussions on current HR issues. Moderated by Tom Hayes of BEERG/HRPA Global

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Informal discussions on current HR issues. Moderated by Tom Hayes of BEERG/HRPA Global

    BEERG Byte #39 – EWC Agreements study + German developments

    BEERG Byte #39 – EWC Agreements study + German developments

    In the latest BEERG Byte #39 Tom Hayes chats with Dr Gerlind Wisskirchen, of C/M/S/-HS about a recent study her labour law team conducted on the content of EWC agreements.  The survey looked at country of jurisdiction, the number of representatives of EWCs, employee thresholds for EWC seats, budgets for experts, amongst other things. They also discuss the new German Whistleblowing legislation, and the agenda of the SDP/FDP/Green government. It is available as a Videocast on YouTube

    • 20 min
    BEERG Bytes #38 – P&O Ferries Saga

    BEERG Bytes #38 – P&O Ferries Saga

    BEERG's Tom Hayes chats with David Hopper and Vince Toman of Lewis Silkin about the controversy arising for P&O ferries decision to make 800 UK based seafarers redundant.  The discussion was recorded on March 25th one day after a UK Parliamentary committee hearing where MPs took the P&O management to task over their actions and questioned UK ministers on their response, specifically lacunas in the UK’s laws, which the UK government says it will speedily address.

    • 18 min
    BEERG Byte #36 - Remote Working Issues

    BEERG Byte #36 - Remote Working Issues

    In this first BEERG Byte of 2022 , Tom chats with Philip Bickerstaffe, an experienced labour relations leader, with a successful career on the union and management side.  Philip believes the current conversation on remote/hybrid working excludes a huge part of the workforce, those who cannot take advantage of its benefits. Philip wrote an excellent post on his topic on LinkedIn. Tom and Philip discuss what, if anything, we can offer to those who can’t share the benefits of remote working, what is the differentiator?

    • 28 min
    BEERG Bytes #35 – IR in Northern Ireland today

    BEERG Bytes #35 – IR in Northern Ireland today

    We know Northern Ireland from its troubled past and the current argument over the NI Protocol… but does Northern Ireland have a distinct IR culture? Is that different from the rest of the UK?

    What might the Protocol mean for IR in NI? Would NI legislation be very different from that of the UK? What about the Equality Directives? What about Data Adequacy?

    Tom is joined by Ciara Fulton of Lewis Silkin LLP and Mark McAllister of the Northern Ireland the Labour Relations Agency, to discuss these issues

    • 29 min
    BEERG Bytes #33 – Italy's “Green Pass” workplace system

    BEERG Bytes #33 – Italy's “Green Pass” workplace system

    Tom is joined by Lea Rossi and Marco Sideri, partners in the law firm, Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci, to discuss the “Green Pass” obligation on employees, introduced last Friday in Italy.  The pass, accessed via an App, shows if the person has met one of three criteria. It is a Green/Red (yes/no) system. The criteria are: 1. has the required Covid vaccination(s), 2. recovered from Covid-19 within the past 6 months, or 3. has a negative swab test taken in the past 48-72 hours. The App does not indicate which criteria was matched, just that the person has matched one and is able to enter the workplace. Recorded Oct 18th 2021

    • 17 min
    BEERG Bytes #32 with Pernille Rudlin

    BEERG Bytes #32 with Pernille Rudlin

    Tom is joined by Pernille Rudlin, an expert on Japanese industry in the UK and EU, to discuss how Japanese companies have responded to Brexit, tracing the progress of UK/EU/Japanese trade relations from Margaret Thatcher’s promotion of Britain as a Japanese gateway to the EU in the early 1980’s, through to the present day. This is also available as a videocast at www.beerg.com/beergbytes

    • 28 min

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