Our interactive and practical small group employment law courses, delivered by experts, are designed to give you the tools and confidence to manage within the law in the UK and internationally. 

In-house lawyers, HR professionals and people managers have been benefitting from DLA Piper employment law training courses for more than 20 years. The full list of our current employment law training courses is below. DLA Piper's Global Employment Group also organises separate client events and webinars throughout the year. Contact us for more information about any of our courses.


Featured Course

What data protection under GDPR means for HR and HR data
November 23 (Leeds)November 30 (Manchester)December 5 (Edinburgh)December 6 (London)
This programme covers the major practical impact that the new data protection requirements under GDPR will have on HR data and HR policies and processes and what steps organisations should take now to get ready for GDPR in the HR arena.


Annual International Employment Conference: Oxford University
2018 date to be confirmed 
Our two-day residential conference at Oxford University, aimed at senior in-house counsel and HR professionals, will address the top HR legal issues and trends for multinational employers, offering the opportunity to network with peers and meet leading employment lawyers from around the world and share information and best practice about international employment law issues. For more information, contact us.

Annual UK Employment Law Summer School: Oxford University 
2018 date to be confirmed
An intensive programme away from the usual distractions. The added benefit of the full programme is the opportunity to meet other HR professionals in a relaxed environment and to learn from their different experiences. Find out more. 

Australia: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
2018 dates to be confirmed
This half-day workshop, delivered by an expert in Australian employment law, will provide an overview of the key employment laws and best practices in Australia from recruitment through to termination. 

Austria: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
2018 dates to be confirmed
This half-day workshop, delivered by an expert in Austrian employment law, will provide an overview of the key employment laws and best practices in Austria from recruitment through to termination. 

Belgium: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
October 18, London
This half-day workshop, delivered by an expert in Belgian employment law, will provide an overview of the key employment laws and best practices in Belgium from recruitment through to termination.

Brazil: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
2018 dates to be confirmed
This half-day workshop, delivered by an expert in Brazilian employment law, will provide an overview of the key employment laws and best practices in Brazil from recruitment through to termination. 

Canada: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
2018 dates to be confirmed
This half-day workshop, delivered by an expert in Canadian employment law, will provide an overview of the key employment laws and best practices in Canada from recruitment through to termination. 

China: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
2018 dates to be confirmed
This half-day workshop, delivered by an expert in Chinese employment law, will provide an overview of the key employment laws and best practices in China from recruitment through to termination.

Diploma in Employment Law: Employee Rights
October 19 (Manchester) and October 31 (London)
Areas covered include: the employment contract; family-friendly issues; rights arising during the employment relationship; part-time workers; and managing the employment relationship. 

Diploma in Employment Law: Discipline and Dismissal
November 15 (Manchester) and November 22 (London)
Areas covered include: misconduct and discipline; fair dismissal; unfair dismissal cases; and tribunals. 

Diploma in Employment Law: Discrimination
December 12 (London) and December 5 (Manchester)
Areas covered include: discrimination; harassment and bullying; equal opportunities; and managing discrimination. 

Employment Law in a Nutshell
November 1 (Manchester) and November 8 (London)
This one-day intensive programme covers the essential areas of employment law you need to know about in order to help protect your organisation from potential risks and claims, and to ensure best practice. Find out more 

France: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
November 14, London
This half-day workshop, delivered by an expert in French employment law, will provide an overview of the key employment laws and best practices in France from recruitment through to termination.

France - Advanced level - Collective employee relations 
2018 dates to be confirmed
This advanced level course, delivered by an expert in French local employment law, will explore in depth the rights and responsibilities that companies have towards employee representative bodies in France.   

Germany: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
November 14, London
This half-day workshop, delivered by an expert in German employment law, will provide an overview of the key employment laws and best practices in Germany from recruitment through to termination.

Germany - Advanced level - How to work successfully with works councils 
November 15, London
This advanced level course, delivered by an expert in German employment law, will explore in depth the rights and responsibilities that companies have towards works councils in Germany.  

Holiday entitlement and holiday pay
2018 dates to be confirmed
In this seminar, we will cut through the complexity and identify for you the current state of the law on holiday entitlement, holiday pay and whether it includes tips, commissions, bonuses and other extra payments made to your employees. We will also explain the state of the law on holiday and payment for holiday where employees are sick or disabled including where they may be receiving permanent health insurance or want to carry over entitlements.

How to Combat Stress and Absence in the Workplace

2018 dates to be confirmed
This one-day programme will provide you with an understanding of the impact of absence and the factors which contribute to absence from work. 

How to Conduct Investigations and Ensure Discipline and Grievance Procedures Are Being Met 
November 7 (Manchester) and November 21 (London)
This course will provide an understanding of the legal and best practice requirements for conducting an investigation – how thorough does the investigation have to be, together with practical skills about how the investigation can best be carried out. 

How to Deal with Restructuring, Redundancy and Contract Variation 
November 29 (London) and December 12 (Manchester)
This is a practical one-day course for HR professionals considering workforce changes. Throughout the day the trainer will work through real life case studies. 

How to Tackle Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace 
November 21 (Manchester) and December 5 (London)
This one-day programme will look at both the legal and practical aspects of dealing with harassment and bullying and managing sensitive issues in the workplace. 

India: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
2018 dates to be confirmed
This half-day workshop, delivered by an expert in Indian employment law, will provide an overview of the key employment laws and best practices in India from recruitment through to termination. 

Ireland: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
November 28, London
This half-day workshop, delivered by an expert in Irish employment law, will provide an overview of the key employment laws and best practices in Ireland from recruitment through to termination. 

Italy: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
2018 dates to be confirmed
This half-day workshop, delivered by an expert in Italian employment law, will provide an overview of the key employment laws and best practices in Italy from recruitment through to termination.

Netherlands: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
October 18, London
This half-day workshop, delivered by an expert in Dutch employment law, will provide an overview of the key employment laws and best practices in the Netherlands from recruitment through to termination.

Norway: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
2018 dates to be confirmed
This half-day workshop, delivered by an expert in Norwegian employment law, will provide an overview of the key employment laws and best practices in Norway from recruitment through to termination. 

Poland: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
2018 dates to be confirmed
This half-day workshop, delivered by an expert in Polish employment law, will provide an overview of the key employment laws and best practices in Poland from recruitment through to termination.  

Romania: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
November 7, London
This half-day workshop, delivered by an expert in Romanian employment law, will provide an overview of the key employment laws and best practices in Romania from recruitment through to termination. 

Russia: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
October 31, London
This half-day workshop, delivered by an expert in Russian employment law, will provide an overview of the key employment laws and best practices in Russia from recruitment through to termination. 

Saudi Arabia: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
November 22, London
This half day workshop, delivered by an expert in Saudi employment law, will provide an overview of the key employment laws and best practices in Saudi Arabia from hiring and the Nitaqat programme through to termination. 

Spain: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
2018 dates to be confirmed
This half-day workshop, delivered by an expert in Spanish employment law, will provide an overview of the key employment laws and best practices in Spain from recruitment through to termination.

Sweden: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
2018 dates to be confirmed
This half-day workshop, delivered by an expert in Swedish employment law, will provide an overview of the key employment laws and best practices in Sweden from recruitment through to termination. 

TUPE Tactics
2018 dates to be confirmed
The course covers in detail TUPE law and reflects the changes made to the regulations in recent years and proposals for changes in the future. The course also looks at the practical issues such regulations throw up, and addresses the need to ensure that you are protecting your business accordingly. 

TUPE Transfers involving the Public Sector
October 17 (London) and October 31 (Manchester)
This course focuses on TUPE issues affecting the public sector. It also looks at the practical issues that the regulations throw up, and addresses what your organisation should be doing to ensure it is protected. 

UAE: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
November 22, London
This half-day workshop, delivered by an expert in UAE employment law, will provide an overview of the key employment laws and best practices in the UAE from recruitment through to termination. 

USA: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
November 1, London
This half-day workshop, delivered by an expert in US employment law, will provide an overview of the key employment laws and best practices in the US from recruitment through to termination.