Jelf International Event: Booking now!

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Employing overseas workers brings many hidden challenges for employers of all sizes, and once again Jelf aim to lift the lid on this complex area with another informative, useful, and fun event. Our expert panel for this important seminar will be chaired by Steve Herbert and includes:

  • An insight into the complex world of International Employment Law from Jon Heuvel, a true expert on this key topic.
  • Mercer’s Paul Ashcroft will look at the challenges of Overseas Employment, with a regional focus including Asia, the United States, and of course Europe.
  • Doug Rice will provide some useful case studies to explain how a well-built Employee Benefits package can help employers with employees based overseas
  • And finally, Ian Moore, comedian, author and overseas resident will provide a useful and fun perspective on living and working abroad based on his hugely popular “Full English Brexit” social media posts over the last 12 months!

And – once again – we have a superb venue for our delegates to enjoy.  This time we are based at the rather splendid Royal Overseas League in St James’s.  The club was founded in 1910, and continues to thrive as a place to encourage international friendship & understanding.  This unique and impressive venue is based in central London, and is easily accessible via public transport links.

Seminar details:

  • Date:  Tuesday 6th June 2017
  • Timings:  Coffee & registration 09:00, Seminar commences 09:45, Concludes 12:20
  • Location:  The Royal Overseas League, Park Place, St James’s Street, London SW1A 1LR
  • Suitable for:  Senior Human Resources and Finance Professionals
  • CPD:  The seminar will qualify for 2 hours CPD
  • Cost:  FREE!* (including the chance to win one of two luxury F&M hampers!)

*All bookings are subject to our usual event terms and conditions (including a late cancellation charge) which can be viewed here:  Jelf Events: Terms and Conditions of acceptance


09:00    Registration, coffee and networking

09:45    Opening comments 

09:50     Overseas Employment:  “Regional Focus

Overseas employment presents many new – and often unexpected – challenges for employers.  With this in mind Paul will aim to guide our delegates through some local issues in key regions around the world.  Asia and the United States will of course feature, as will the ongoing challenges and potential areas of change in Europe as the political backdrop of the continent continues to alter.  An important session for delegates.  Speaker:  Paul Ashcroft, Principal, MMB International 

10:20     International Employment Law:  “To be or not to be (a worker); that is the question”

It used to be relatively straightforward to differentiate an employee from a self-employed contractor, yet in recent years the boundaries between the two have become blurred. This has resulted in a recent proliferation of cases being brought against the likes of Uber, Hermes and Deliveroo in both the UK and US.  So is there a future for these alternative business models? As the Global Chair of the Multilaw Employment Group, and employment partner at Shakespeare Martineau LLP, Jon is well placed to update delegates on this key development together with a generic update on Employment Law issues.  Speaker:  Jon Heuvel, Partner, Shakespeare Martineau LLP 

10:50     Delegate voting 

11:00     Break/ Coffee/ Networking 

11:20     Employee Benefits:  “EB Case studies”

In a changing world it is ever more important that employers ensure that their benefits offerings deliver a genuine return and benefits for both employer and employees. Doug will look at some recent case studies which provide insights into this important area for delegates.  Speaker:  Doug Rice, Head of International and Employee Benefits, Jelf Employee Benefits 

11:35     Living & Working Overseas:  “Full English Brexit”

We are delighted to once again welcome acclaimed comedian, author, chutney maker, mod – and resident of France – Ian Moore to provide us with a humorous look at the challenges of living and working abroad. Ian is a regular on TV, radio, and in the print media.  Over the last year his unique take on the EU Referendum – “Full English Brexit” – has been widely read by many both in the UK and overseas.  An entertaining and enlightening end to our event.  Speaker: Speaker:  Ian Moore, International Comedian & Author 

12:10     Prize Draw & Closing Comments 

12:20     Seminar concludes

Due to the number of topics to be covered, the level of detail may vary.  Speakers will focus on the subject areas that are topical and most likely to be relevant at the time of the seminar 

So how do I book a place?

If you (and/or an appropriate colleague) would like to attend, please email:

…with the following details for each delegate…

    • Full name
    • Job title
    • Company name
    • Telephone number
    • Email address
    • Please add “Royal Overseas League” to the subject line of your email

As ever, early booking is strongly advised!

I do hope that you are able to join us for another fun and informative event.

Best regards


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Steve Herbert is an award-winning thought leader on Pensions and Employee Benefit issues. His principal aim is better communicating the value and usage of employee benefits to employers. This he has achieved through many (highly successful) seminar series over the last decade, and his regular and widely read blog posts on the subject.
He also acts as a judge in HR and Employee Benefits industry awards, article writer, and product innovator. Steve is a regular contributor to DWP forums and compulsive responder to formal Government Consultations on pension and employee benefit issues. He is occasionally accused of making employee benefits interesting.