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Jan
30
2020

Impact on Immigration (Brexit): What happens after 31st January 2020?
#Immigration

The withdrawal agreement has now become law and is known as the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020. The Act provides ratification for the Withdrawal Agreement to allow the UK to leave the EU at 11PM on 31 January 2020 and gives effect to a transition period which will end on 31 December 2020....

Jan
30
2020

Sky Engineer Not Following Safety Procedure Was Discriminated Against
#Employment

The Claimant was a Field Engineer who was suspended for breaching his employer’s Health and Safety policy by failing to take safety precautions. ...

Jan
29
2020

Sponsor Management System (SMS): What is the difference between a Level 1 and Level 2 User?
#Immigration

A lot of businesses who are considering applying for a sponsor licence or have recently been granted a sponsor licence may have heard the terms level 1 and level 2 user frequently, but what does each term mean?...

Jan
29
2020

Changes to the Agency Worker Regulations – the end of the Swedish Derogation!
#Employment

As of 6th April 2020, the rules relating to agency workers will change, something which may prove costly to businesses presently using agency workers, and which requires action to ensure businesses are compliant with the new law. ...

Jan
29
2020

Tier 2 Sponsorship Licence: Have you renewed your yearly CoS allocation?
#Immigration

As we approach the end of January, most sponsors would have received their first reminders from the Home Office to renew their yearly Certificate of Sponsorship allocation. This renewal is important, and all Sponsors must apply for this renewal should they wish to sponsor migrants on an unrestricted CoS....

Jan
28
2020

Reduced percentage for requesting an information and consultation agreement in the workplace
#Employment

In 2005, The European Parliament and Council Directive 2002/14/EC was transposed into UK law, setting out a framework for implementing information and consultation agreements with employees if validly requested (the ICE Regulations). ...

Jan
28
2020

Government likely to rely on MAC Report for the new immigration system
#Immigration

The Migration Advisory Committee has released an extensive report on the Points-Based System and Salary Thresholds. This was commissioned by the Government in July and September of last year....

Jan
27
2020

The Official Launch – Fast Track Global Talent Visa
#Immigration

The government has highlighted through its vision of an Australian-style points-based immigration system, that it will focus on attracting the best talent to the UK. It has already confirmed that it will invest up to £300 million over the next 5 years to fund experimental and imaginative mathematical sciences research through the best global talent. ...

Jan
27
2020

Subject Access Request Compliance Update
#Data Protection #Employment

Despite the consultation period for their draft Right of Access Guidance remaining open until the 12th February, the Information Commissioner’s Office (the “ICO”) has amended its published guidance on the timescales for Data Subject Access Request (“DSAR”) compliance. ...

Jan
24
2020

Working with foreign principals – am I protected by the Regulations?
#Dispute Resolution #Clarkslegal

The Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 (the “Regulations”) give commercial agents important rights, and in particular the right to receive compensation or indemnity on termination of the agency agreement....

Jan
24
2020

Paid Parental Bereavement Leave
#Employment

Following our previous blog on the consultation for parental bereavement leave, yesterday the Government laid down the new regulations before Parliament which will come into force on 6 April 2020....

Jan
23
2020

What is the Immigration Skills Charge (ISC)?
#Immigration

From 6 April 2017, employers are liable to pay an Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) if they want to sponsor a skilled migrant from outside of the EEA to work for them in the UK. The purpose of the ISC is to incentivise employers to train British workers and to deter employers in recruiting migrant workers unless necessary. This was aimed at closing the skills gap created in the labour market....

Jan
22
2020

Nordics exempt from EU’s new statutory minimum wage
#Employment

The past month has seen heated debate between certain Nordic countries and the EU, over the EU’s plans to implement a statutory minimum wage framework applicable across all member states....

Jan
21
2020

Guarantees on lease renewal
#Real Estate

We have recently been contacted by a client who wants to renew his lease of offices which is protected by the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. ...

Jan
21
2020

Employment Tribunal reasoning required
#Employment

In Duncan Lewis Solicitors Ltd v Miss M Puar the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) clarified the steps that need to be considered when considering a strike out. ...

Jan
21
2020

April 2020 Contract Changes: Less than 3 months to go so here’s our practical guide on steps to take now…
#Employment

We blogged previously on the changes coming in April 2020 to statements of employment particulars....

Jan
21
2020

LET’S GET PRACTICAL: IR35 changes less than 3 months away! Top Tips to Prepare…
#Employment

IR35 are tax rules that apply when services are provided to a client via an intermediary (like a limited company or personal service company). ...

Jan
17
2020

Minimum wage: Don’t get caught out
#Employment

Government consultation on Labour Market Enforcement strategy for 2020/2021 is open until 24 January 2020. At the same time, a report by the Resolution Foundation released this month shows that, as legal minimum wage rates have risen, so has non-compliance....

Jan
17
2020

Driver subjected to sexual advances and biased grievance process was constructively dismissed
#Employment

A female driver who was sexually harassed by her manager and supervisor has won her claim for constructive unfair dismissal. ...

Jan
17
2020

A birthday to remember? A legal secretary loses age discrimination claim after 50th birthday “well wishes”
#Employment

In Munro v Sampson Coward LLP, a legal secretary claimed she was subjected to age discrimination when a colleague, who was of a similar age to her, made a comment about her 50th birthday. ...

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