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6 July 2021 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Employment & HR, Opinion

How to manage employees at risk of burnout

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It is a fact that we are now living in an age of increased connectivity as a result of technological advances. Between the multiple Covid-19 lockdowns and the inability to travel abroad for holidays, many employers are concerned about the knock-on effect on the mental and physical health of their employees and consequently the negative impact on business performance and productivity.

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2 March 2021 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

UK workers seconded to the EU – where should social security contributions be paid?

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Travel in coronavirus

What does the ‘detached worker’ exception mean? Our Employment and Business Immigration lawyers look into the rules for making social security payments when UK employees are seconded in EU countries.

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2 February 2021 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Brexit and immigration: got your sponsor licence?

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The UK’s new immigration system

The end of the Implementation Period on 31 December 2020 was somewhat overshadowed by the continuing pandemic and lockdown 3.0. However, it is important that employers are aware of the new immigration landscape.

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14 January 2021 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

(Very) remote working: handling requests to work from abroad

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Working from abroad

With the third lockdown underway and spring 2021 on the horizon, working from sunnier climes to weather the pandemic is certainly tempting. Some of your staff may even contemplate working from abroad on a longer term or permanent basis.

As an employer, what should you consider before approving a request to work remotely outside the country in which your employee is actually employed? There’s a lot more to this than time zones; our Employment & Business Immigration lawyers explain.

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17 November 2020 0 Comments Posted in Brexit, Employment, Opinion

The UK’s new immigration system is being implemented in January 2021 – is your business ready for these changes?

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The UK’s new immigration system

The new system has been in the pipeline since the Brexit vote in 2016. Many of the current immigration routes to the UK will be similar under the new system. However, there are two key changes to be aware of.

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15 June 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Women in tech: the fine line between positive action and discrimination

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In a world where gender inequality attracts huge amounts of media attention, it is bewildering to think that women are still very much a minority in the sector which promises to pave the way for all aspects of our future, the tech sector. The underrepresentation of women in tech is financially detrimental to the sector itself and affects global GDP; but can positive action legally be taken by UK tech companies to address the continuing gender imbalance?

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26 October 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Employees’ poor mental health costs employers up to 42bn a year

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Thriving at work

The Stevenson-Farmer ‘Thriving at Work’ review, which examines the impact of poor mental health and contains 40 recommendations, was published yesterday (Thursday 26 October).

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10 July 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Millennials are set to change the workplace – is your business ready?

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We have heard a lot about Millennials otherwise known as Generation Y. But good or bad, the consensus is that Millennials are set to revolutionise the work place and that businesses better get with the programme.

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18 April 2017 0 Comments Posted in Careers, Opinion

What to expect when qualifying as a solicitor

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The much anticipated day of qualification has finally arrived but what should you expect as a newly qualified solicitor? Juliette Sanderson Neil, who has recently qualified into Royds Withy King’s Employment team, explains more.

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