During the Protecting Workers and Students Overseas – 19th and 20th February 2014, in London Declan Meighan (CEO Maxwell Lucas) led an expert panel session discussing what current and emerging technology can assist organisations during a crisis and enable them to effectively meet their Duty of Care responsibilities.
Many organisations are still unclear as to the scope of their liability regarding duty of care. Duty of care is not an ethical concern but a legal obligation which is embedded in workers compensation laws in the UK and can extend as far as the dependents of international assignees. By protecting your employees, your most valuable asset, you are protecting your business, financial and reputational risks.
By attending this panel session, delegates were able to hear the latest advice on risks posed to workers travelling overeseas and assess whether their own in-house travel and risk procedures are up to date. Delegates will be able to ensure they adequately understand the legal implications and liabilities of managing overseas workers and that they are meeting their Duty of Care requirements.