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Oct
04
2019

What is an EU Settlement Scheme Travel Permit?
#Immigration

The government updated their policy on the EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit on 1 October 2019. Many people are perplexed by the use of the term EUSS Travel Permit and so this blog will aim to explain what the term means. ...

Oct
03
2019

Mental health: Are employers doing enough?
#Employment

HR professionals are increasingly aware of the importance of supporting good mental health in the workplace....

Oct
02
2019

Privacy Concerns: Facial Recognition in Public Spaces, Chrysilla de Vere writes extended article for The Internet Newsletter for Lawyers
#Data Protection #Information Technology

Live facial recognition technology or automatic facial recognition (AFR) adds another dimension to CCTV monitoring and other surveillance methods. Using biometrics (certain physical and physiological features), the technology can map facial features to identify particular individuals by matching these with a database of known faces. ...

Sep
30
2019

Clarkslegal Acknowledged once again by UK Legal 500 2019-2020
#Clarkslegal #Commercial #Construction #Corporate #Education #Employment #UK Immigration #Setting up in the UK #Real Estate #Complex Contracts

Clarkslegal is delighted to announce Legal 500 has recognised the law firm for the following practice areas; Corporate and Commercial, Commercial Litigation, Employment, Immigration, Education, Commercial Property, Construction and Commercial Contracts....

Sep
27
2019

Thomas Cook employees are taking legal action after being made redundant by the now defunct travel agent
#Employment

The former employees are claiming Thomas Cook failed to consult or inform them about their impending redundancy. Employers are obliged to consult on a collective basis if they proposing to make 20+ employees at one establishment redundant within a period of 90 days....

Sep
27
2019

Transfer of Conditions (TOC)
#Immigration #UK Immigration

Do not panic if your passport has been lost, stolen, damaged or due to expire and your visa vignette is contained in your passport. The visa vignette can be transferred or replaced with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP). ...

Sep
27
2019

Vegetarianism not a protected belief
#Employment

In Conisbee v Crossley Farms Ltd, the Claimant alleged he was bullied by colleagues because of his vegetarianism and argued it amounted to a protected ‘belief’ under the Equality Act....

Sep
27
2019

“1 Million in the UK without employment rights” – Who is losing out?
#Employment

UK unemployment is at its lowest rate since the 1970s, yet a recent study from thinktank Resolution Foundation has suggested that out of the 32 million people working in the UK, 1 million may be without full employment rights....

Sep
25
2019

Lights, Camera, Action: Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa
#Immigration

The UK has a dynamic, creative and unmatched reputation in the arts and culture sector. Applicants who consider themselves to be the very best in their field are encouraged to apply under the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent route to enrich Britain’s art and culture sector. ...

Sep
23
2019

English Language Requirements for Spouse Visa
#Immigration

The UK spouse visa requirements are governed by Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules. There are numerous requirements, however this blog will only focus on the English language requirement. ...

Sep
20
2019

Employment Status: California dreaming?
#Employment

This week California has signed into law a new piece of legislation limiting the circumstances in which individuals can be classified as independent contractors....

Sep
20
2019

Statutory redundancy pay was not caught by the £25,000 breach of contract cap
#Employment

In Uradar v Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, the Claimant was made redundant and had a contractual redundancy entitlement of £43,949.04. The Trust refused to pay, claiming she had turned down suitable alternative employment. ...

Sep
20
2019

The dangers of relying on privileged material
#Employment

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Kasongo v Humanscale UK Ltd concluded that where an employer had waived privilege on advice about an employee’s dismissal, they could not cherry-pick which parts of the advice to disclose. ...

Sep
20
2019

Increase in processing times for EU Settlement Scheme applications
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

The Government has updated its most recent estimated times to process an EU Settlement Scheme application. The update times have increased and provide for an extended period of waiting if the application falls within certain exceptions....

Sep
18
2019

Adult Dependent Relative Visa
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

It is unfortunate that many of us have an adult relative, or we know someone, who has an adult relative, who is all alone in a country where they are hardly able to take care of themselves. If your adult relative is dependent on you, then you may be able to sponsor them to join you in the UK so that you can take care of them. ...

Sep
17
2019

Reading Legal Walk
#Clarkslegal

On Monday 16th September, Clarkslegal took part in the #ReadingLegalWalk to raise funds for legal advice agencies in Reading and the Thames Valley. ...

Sep
16
2019

The Tier 4 Student Visa - An overview of the “Maintenance Requirement”
#Immigration

The UK’s student visa is known as a Tier 4 visa under the points-based system of the UK’s Immigration rules. The route primarily applies to students over the age of 16 from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA)....

Sep
16
2019

Monica Atwal discusses with People Management about what the Stalking Protection Act means for employers
#Employment

Clarkslegal Managing Partner, Monica Atwal explains the steps organisations may need to take if a member of their staff becomes a victim....

Sep
13
2019

Organisations continue to struggle with GDPR compliance, especially SMEs
#Data Protection

We are almost 18 months on from the implementation of the GDPR on 25 May 2018 and there have been a wealth of surveys reflecting on how well (or not) organisations have done in meeting the new requirements. ...

Sep
13
2019

Time Limit Extensions – ACAS Early Conciliation
#Employment

In the recent case of Pearce v Merrill Lynch, the EAT ruled that there would be no month’s grace period for ACAS Early Conciliation if the Claimant contacts ACAS after the primary 3-month time limit expires. ...

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