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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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13 December 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Post-Brexit immigration: certainty for EU citizens after Brexit

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Brexit

The UK Government has reached a deal in principle with the EU in connection with citizens’ rights.

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20 October 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Employer fails in bid to obtain documents sent from work computers connected with team move to competitor

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Documents from work computers

Ten senior managers left a leading healthcare consultancy to set up and join a business in direct competition with it.

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18 October 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Business immigration: what every business needs to know

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Business immigration

Our specialist Business Immigration team invites you to attend our immigration seminars in November.

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30 August 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Employers think twice: suspension can be unlawful

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Yellow card suspension

Suspension of a professional without considering the evidence of wrongdoing, and alternatives to suspension, is likely to be unlawful, a top court has ruled.

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24 May 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Opinion

Reducing net migration: what can we expect?

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Business immigration

The Conservative Party pledged in their 2010 manifesto to reduce net migration to “tens of thousands”, to reach the levels seen in the 1990s. The target was then dismissed as fanciful, and was not achieved. Riding high on the Brexit wave, Prime Minister Theresa May has returned to the populist theme in the 2017 manifesto, asserting that reducing net migration from 273,000 to tens of thousands is “sustainable”. But how?

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24 January 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Health & Social Care, Opinion

Government extends criminal record checks to Tier 2

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There have been a number of high profile cases where migrants have entered the UK without proper background checks. The Government is extending its requirement for criminal record checks to Tier 2 visa applicants, in an attempt to be seen to be protecting the public from ‘unsuitable’ people from outside the EU.

From April 2017, skilled overseas job applicants seeking work in the education, health and social care sectors will be required to provide criminal record certificates as part of the visa application process. So what do employers planning to sponsor skilled workers need to know?

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1 December 2016 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Post-Brexit: our tips to help you keep calm and carry on

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Brexit

The nation is still in the dark about the exact details of Brexit, and there is more confusion with the High Court ruling that MPs must vote to trigger Article 50.

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21 October 2016 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Every penny counts for Asda

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Gender pay gap

Shockwaves are being felt in the retail industry following an employment tribunal decision, which could hit the pockets of one of UK’s biggest supermarkets to the tune of £100 million.

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28 September 2016 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Illegal working: do you know your responsibilities as an employer?

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It’s a scenario which sends shivers down the spine of UK businesses. Immigration officers swooping on a busy retailer, manufacturer or haulage firm to find a horde of illegal immigrants working behind the scenes.

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18 August 2016 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Brexit: the impact on UK and cross-European disputes

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Brexit

As with all other areas of law, the exact implications for Brexit on your business in the context of any current or future commercial disputes will depend on the outcome of the Government’s negotiations with the remainder of the EU.

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