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.


Annual International Employment Conference: Oxford University
Fully booked
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 
2019 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.

Australia: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
Autumn 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
Autumn 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
June 20, 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
Autumn 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
June 5, London
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
Autumn 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.

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.   

France: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
June 12, 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. 

Germany: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
June 12, 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.

Brazil: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
Autumn 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. 

India: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
Autumn 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. 

Italy: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
May 31, London
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.

Managing Investigations
June 28 (Sheffield), June 29 (London), July 5 (Manchester)
Whether you’re dealing with ‘whistleblowing’ disclosures, bullying and harassment allegations, potential misconduct or an employee grievance, employers are required to demonstrate that they have carried out a fair and thorough investigation. Failure to do so risks liability, high-profile litigation and significant reputational damage.

Netherlands: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
June 20, 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
Autumn 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. 

Pension Scheme Changes
November 9 (Manchester), November 21 (Birmingham)
During this session we will outline the various steps to be dealt with to achieve the scheme changes successfully. We will also share our practical experience of how projects are managed, including the pitfalls to be avoided when communicating the change to members and trustees, how to minimise the risk of employment law claims, how to consult with members and the implications for the scheme of implementing closure. We will also discuss relevant case law including the impact of the recent IBM case and the concept of "reasonable expectations".

Poland: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
Autumn 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.  

Protecting Business Interests - Masterclass
September 20 (Birmingham), October 10 (Manchester), October 16 (London)
Our Masterclass on Protecting Business Interests focuses on effective preventative measures to protect confidential information, customer relationships, supplier arrangements and the stable, experienced and trained workforce of your business.

Rethinking Sexual Harassment: Supporting Dignity at Work
October 19 (Manchester), November 22 (London)
In the wake of ongoing high profile sexual harassment claims dominating the news and the #MeToo uprising, responsible employers must examine what this means for the work place. This half day programme puts sexual harassment issues in the spotlight and will help you learn and apply the important elements of carefully and correctly handling sexual harassment issues and complaints, including the legal issues.

Spain: A practical guide to employment law and best practice
May 21, London
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
Autumn 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
October 4, London
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. 

What data protection under GDPR means for HR and HR data
March 9 (London), March 22 (Manchester), April 17 (Manchester), April 20 (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.

Worker status - a practical approach
September 18 (Leeds), October 2 (Manchester), October 24 (London)
This half day programme will look at developments in the gig economy including managing self-employed contractors, casual workers and those on zero hours contracts. We will consider recent judgments on what constitutes worker status and what this means and will give practical tips on how to manage the risk of these new and developing types of worker status.