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26 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

EU Settlement Scheme pilot for staff working in the social care sector and higher education

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EU citizens working in social care, health and the education sectors are being given the opportunity to confirm their lawful status in the UK ahead of Brexit which is less than four months away.

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5 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Post-Brexit employment landscape

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Employment post brexit

The pub and bar trade rely heavily on young and overseas employees. The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) say that on average, 17% of the sector’s total workforce are overseas nationals with 14% coming from the EU. In larger metropolitan areas and in kitchen roles that can rise to 80%.

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16 October 2018 0 Comments Posted in Brexit, Opinion

Have you considered these 10 things about Brexit?

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Brexit

Helen Murphie, Partner, and Abdul Basith, Paralegal, look at 10 interesting but not often thought of facts about Brexit

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11 October 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, News

Mandatory reporting on ethnicity pay gaps for businesses – comment from Royds Withy King

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Press release

The Government has today launched a consultation that looks to introduce mandatory reporting on ethnicity pay gaps in businesses and organisations that have more than 240 employees. The consultation follows calls in September from the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, …

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9 October 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

10 things we (might) know about the post-Brexit immigration system

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brexit timeline

Prime Minister Theresa May and Home Secretary Sajid Javid have given their strong support to the recommendations of the MAC report at the Tory Party Conference. Whilst subject to negotiation, here are 10 things that are highly likely to appear in the long-awaited White Paper to be published this autumn.

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19 September 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

The Migration Advisory Committee provides recommendations for a post-Brexit immigration system

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EU migrant employment royds withy king

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has today published its long-awaited report on future migration following Brexit.

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7 September 2018 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion, Uncategorized

Social care disaster looms

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social care royds withy king

Employers have been warned of a deepening crisis in the social care sector which will affect hundreds of thousands of elderly and disabled people in the UK. A new report by the think tank Global Future predicts a bleak future for social care in the UK – unless the Government takes action, and strikes a deal to guarantee free movement of EU staff to help care for the booming elderly population.

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25 July 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, News

Government, regulators and employers failing on sexual harassment – comment from Royds Withy King

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Press release

The Women and Equalities Committee, chaired by Maria Miller MP, has published a report today that says Government, regulators and employers are all failing in their responsibilities to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace. The Committee concludes that sexual harassment …

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11 July 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Is the Queen going to give you a day off on Monday?

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Southgate employment law it's coming home

Helen Murphie, Partner in the Employment Team at Royds Withy King said: “It is possible for a bank holiday to be appointed by Royal Proclamation at short notice in an emergency or special situation.”

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27 June 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Does your employer have to review their dress code policy in hot weather?

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hot weather dress code

In extreme weather, you may feel that your employer should issue a more relaxed dress code policy. But what are your rights as an employee, and is there anything that your employer should be ensuring?

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23 February 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Shared Parental Leave campaign is introduced to encourage parents to “Share the joy”

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The Government have launched the “Share the Joy” campaign to raise awareness of the benefits for parents in the first year of Shared Parental Leave. Shared Parental Leave was introduced in 2015 to offer choice to eligible parents in respect to childcare, and allow mothers to return to work sooner if they wish to.

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8 January 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Unfair: dismissal of employee who could not prove his right to work in the UK

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UK visa

In a recent case, an employer was wrong to dismiss an employee who had the right to work in the UK but could not provide supporting documentation, according to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).

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