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Immigration: what every business needs to know

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Immigration: what every business needs to know

This seminar will be a relevant to all UK employers who do not want to fall foul of new immigration laws, particularly those who employ or want to recruit EU nationals and international talent.

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Immigration: what every business needs to know

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Immigration: what every business needs to know

This seminar will be a relevant to all UK employers who do not want to fall foul of new immigration laws, particularly those who employ or want to recruit EU nationals and international talent.

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Immigration: what every business needs to know

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Immigration: what every business needs to know

This seminar will be a relevant to all UK employers who do not want to fall foul of new immigration laws, particularly those who employ or want to recruit EU nationals and international talent.

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Monitoring employees’ private communications in the workplace

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Private communication in the workplace

An employer who monitored an employee’s private communications at work has been found guilty of breaching his human rights.

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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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Employment Tribunal claim revived after Supreme Court had declared fees illegal

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Overtime and holiday pay

In July, the Supreme Court unanimously decided that Employment Tribunal fees prevented access to justice and were unlawful. Here I examine one of the first cases to have been affected by this decision.

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Get ready for GDPR day

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The Data Protection Bill has been making the headlines recently. This month, the Government published the Data Protection Bill statement of intent. The Bill itself is likely to be published after 5 September 2017 when our MPs return from their summer recess.

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Cyber crime: an issue for the boardroom

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Cyber crime and cyber security

Modern day businesses rely heavily on functioning networks and servers. So it’s no wonder that cyber crime is fast becoming one of the managers’ biggest headaches. From reputational damage and data protection, to crippling downtime, this invisible threat can have far-reaching and long-lasting consequences.

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Breaking news: Supreme Court rules tribunal fees are illegal

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A ground-breaking decision from the UK’s top court has been announced today which is forecasted to be the most significant judgment in UK employment law in the last fifty years. The ruling means that the tribunal fees introduced in 2013 are now illegal and importantly, those who have already paid the fees over the last four years, will have to be reimbursed. What are the consequences for employers and individuals? For starters, the Government have estimated at least £27m will have to be repaid to thousands of claimants.

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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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Are multiple choice tests discriminatory?

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In May, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld the decision of an Employment Tribunal – that a job applicant with Asperger’s suffered indirect disability discrimination when she had to complete a multiple choice test after the prospective employer had failed to make reasonable adjustments.

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What should you include in your HR strategic review?

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Employment & HR

Kate Benefer, a senior associate in our Employment & HR team in Oxford discusses some of the issues involved in undertaking a strategic HR review and how it fits into wider business planning.

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