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Upcoming webinar: Whistleblowing — Understanding your rights and responsibilities

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The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA) provides protection for whistleblowers. Under PIDA, employees who make “protected disclosures” can claim unfair dismissal if their contracts are terminated due to the disclosures. Further, the EU Commission has recently announced a new law that aims to increase protections for whistleblowers.

In this webinar, we will be joined by the EU Commission’s Policy Officer Maria Mollica to share guidance and insights on the upcoming EU Whistleblowing Directive. We will also be sharing guidance on complying with existing UK whistleblowing law.

The webinar will cover:

  • Whistleblowing regulations in the UK
  • The key differences between the UK law and the EU Directive
  • The purpose and reach of the EU Directive
  • The categories protected by the EU Directive
  • Who can be a Reporting Person?
  • The procedures for internal and external reporting and recommended reporting methods

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Upcoming webinar: Health and safety at work — beyond ticking the box

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Despite the legal requirement, health and safety training, risk assessments and compliance have a bad reputation. Most people working in an office don’t want to do them and won’t think about these processes once they are completed.

In order to help organisations understand the importance of health and safety at work and improving the culture, in this webinar, VinciWorks’ Director of Course Development Nick Henderson will be joined by Professor Andrew Sharman, Managing Partner of RMS, and President of IOSH (the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health). Professor Sharman will call on his over two decades of experience in consulting with FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies such as Amazon, Coca-Cola, Carlsberg, IKEA and Mercedes-Benz to discuss some of the key trends in workplace health and safety and give guidance on improving health and safety culture at work.

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Upcoming webinar: SRA Standards and Regulations – Your questions answered

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On 25 November 2019, the changes to the SRA Handbook, now known as the SRA Standards and Regulations, will come into force. To help solicitors understand their requirements under the reforms, our Director of Best Practice Gary Yantin and Legal and Research Executive Ruth Cohen will be joined by the SRA’s Policy Associate Jatinderpal Loyal to answer your questions.

Please submit your question below and we will try our best to answer it during the webinar.

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On-demand webinar: Understanding the SRA Regulatory Reforms

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On 25 November 2019, the new SRA Standards and Regulations come into effect. These will replace the current SRA Handbook. Over the last two years, VinciWorks has consulted with the SRA and many law firms in England and Wales to provide guidance and training on the new Standards and Regulations.

In this webinar, we were joined by the SRA’s Policy Associate Jatinderpal Loyal to examine the key changes under the new Standards and Regulations. Jatinderpal also gave guidance on how firms can comply with the new Standards and regulations.

The webinar covered:

  • The key changes to the SRA Handbook
  • The challenges in creating the new Standards and Regulations
  • Guidance on ensuring SRA compliance for the entire firm
  • Training requirements and VinciWorks’ solution
  • Answering any questions from registrants

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On-demand webinar: DAC6 — Understanding tax disclosure requirements

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The Economic and Financial Affairs Council of the European Union (ECONFIN) has adopted the 6th Directive on Administrative Cooperation (“DAC6”), requiring tax intermediaries to report certain cross border arrangements. Under DAC6, intermediaries may be required to submit all cross-border transactions and backdate them when member states publicise their requirements.

In this webinar, Legal and Research Executive Ruth Cohen and Director of Best Practice Gary Yantin helped dissect the new regulation and gave guidance on reporting and training requirements under DAC6.

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On-demand Webinar: Diversity and inclusion — how to lead the way

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Promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace means more than simply updating policies or adding a new initiative. Effecting such change requires a continuous push to holistically improve the business culture. In this webinar, VinciWorks was recently joined by law firm Pinsent Mason’s Diversity & Inclusion specialist Kate Dodd. Kate and her team worked with VinciWorks to create groundbreaking diversity training and Kate’s team was instrumental in winning first place in LGBT charity Stonewall’s most inclusive places to work for 2019.

During the webinar, we looked at the initiatives implemented by Kate and her team and explored how organisations can apply them to their own workplace.

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On-demand webinar: GDPR – A Year in Review

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A year has passed since GDPR came into force. In our recent webinar, Director of Course Development Nick Henderson and Data Protection Officer Ruth Cohen looked at how businesses dealt with GDPR. Ruth gave guidance on how to make sure your organisation maintains compliance as the regulation enters its second year.

The webinar covered:

  • A review of the requirements under GDPR
  • How often should staff be trained on GDPR?
  • What measures should be taken to maintain compliance?
  • How to avoid data breaches and what to do in the event of a breach
  • Answering any GDPR questions from registrants

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Key takeaways

  • 19% of attendees said they are “very confident” the data they work with is sufficiently protected
  • 20% of our attendees are still unsure of what privacy by design and privacy by default mean
  • Organisations should run “fire-drill” like exercise to ensure they are equipped to deal with any data breach
  • Targeted GDPR training is recommended as it enables those in specific roles such as marketing, HR and IT to take the training most relevant to them
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On-demand webinar: GDPR Mythbusters 2019 – Are you compliant?

As we approach a year since GDPR came into force, in a recent webinar we revisited our popular GDPR Mythbusters series with a new round of questions and answers about data protection. Our Director of Best Practice Gary Yantin and Director of Course Development Nick Henderson answered the following questions:

  • Are huge GDPR fines a myth?
  • Does anyone actually care about GDPR compliance?
  • Does enforcement really go beyond EU borders?
  • Does GDPR apply to me if I’m not based in the UK?
  • Does GDPR require me to appoint a DPO?

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VinciWorks hosts business continuity masterclass on conducting a tabletop exercise

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Karla Gahan, Deputy Global Head of Risk & Advisory at VinciWorks

On 27 February, VinciWorks hosted its second in a series of risk masterclasses. In the interactive business continuity masterclass, experts Karla Gahan and Dean Hughes shared insights on how to run a tabletop exercise within your own organisation. Delegates were presented with a clear structure on how to prepare for and run a tabletop exercise. They also participated in a mock exercise, enabling them to understand how best to facilitate a session.

Guest speakers provide further insight on business continuity planning

We were delighted to invite business continuity experts to share their insights during the masterclass. Sam Dawson from disaster recovery and restoration provider Belfor discussed the services Belfor offer in the case of an emergency. Former firefighter Russ Timpson from Horizonscan shared his expertise on the role fire safety plays on your company’s business continuity plan.

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VinciWorks’ Deputy Head of Risk and Advisory to speak at IIRSM Conference 2019

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Karla Gahan, Deputy Global Head of Risk & Advisory at VinciWorks

We are all leaders, mentors, influencers or decision-makers at some level and we are all responsible for managing the risks and opportunities that our organisations face. But how does the pace of change impact on our people and their willingness to own risk? How do we contribute to the development of a climate that encourages ownership and individual success? And how do we build a culture where people are empowered and can have the conversations that really make a difference.

Karla Gahan, Deputy Head of Risk and Advisory at VinciWorks, will be speaking at the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) annual conference on 28 March.

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