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Feb
28
2020

What is the Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) and how much do you have to pay?
#Immigration

The Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) is a levy on companies who sponsor migrant workers. This levy was imposed on 6 April 2017. The Government states that the charge has been levied to contribute towards addressing the skills gap in the local economy....

Feb
27
2020

The Cheese Barge Set to Sail
#Commercial Real Estate #Clarkslegal #Food and Restaurants

In April, Mathew Carver will open the Cheese Barge, a two-floor restaurant floating nearby Paddington Central. ...

Feb
27
2020

IR35: Eamonn Holmes found to be employed for tax purposes
#Employment

TV presenter Eamonn Holmes has lost his appeal against a 2018 tax tribunal finding that income tax and national insurance was due on his earnings as presenter of This Morning because his contract with ITV amounted to employment for tax purposes....

Feb
27
2020

New ACAS advice on handling coronavirus in the workplace
#Employment

The recent surge in European cases has been met with a myriad of governmental guidance, including the following ACAS advice....

Feb
26
2020

The Vegan Society issues guidance for employers
#Employment

Following last month’s landmark ruling that ethical veganism is a philosophical belief protected under the Equality Act 2010, The Vegan Society has issued guidance for employers to help them “accommodate the needs of vegans” in the workplace. ...

Feb
21
2020

Police use of Facial Recognition - Artificial Discrimination?
#Data Protection #Information Technology

It has been some months since the High Court delivered its judgment in R v Bridges concerning the use by South Wales police (SWP) of live facial recognition (LFR) in a public place. For further details see our case analysis here. (link) The claimant has since appealed the decision in the Court of Appeal and the SWP is still under investigation by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)....

Feb
21
2020

Construction projects and adverse conditions: What are the rules?
#Construction

Whilst it’s not unusual for adverse weather to affect the UK, it always seems to come as something of a surprise to us. However, what does ‘adverse weather’ actually mean in law? How do you determine any entitlement to money or time? And what should you do if your project suffers delay as a result of bad weather?...

Feb
20
2020

The Global Talent Visa is here: What are the key changes?
#Immigration

The Global Talent visa officially opened today and has been added to Appendix W (or Workers) of the Immigration Rules. Ironically, this latest visa category is not within the Point-Based System, and it is unclear how it will function when the new Points-Based System route opens in 2021....

Feb
20
2020

New ACAS guidance on the use of NDA’s
#Employment

ACAS has recently published guidance on the use of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs). ...

Feb
19
2020

An end to low-skilled migrant workers: Government announces its policy for the 2021 immigration system
#Immigration

The Government has today released its Policy Statement on the UK’s Points Based Immigration System. ...

Feb
19
2020

Ready or not, here change comes! How will your contracts change with the UK’s upcoming tariff regime and departure from the EU?
#Commercial #Corporate #Brexit #Transition Period #Trade tariffs #EU

On 6 February 2020, the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) launched a public consultation to begin shaping the country’s new independent global tariff policy following the UK’s departure from the EU. The upcoming regime will enter into force on 1 January 2021....

Feb
18
2020

Unable to return to China due to Coronavirus?
#Immigration

Are you unable to return to China due to Coronavirus and are you afraid that you will be overstaying or breaching the conditions of your visa? The Home Office published guidance on 17 February 2020. ...

Feb
18
2020

Supreme Court refuses leave to appeal: Failure to pay enhanced shared parental leave to match maternity is not discriminatory
#Employment

Back in May last year we blogged on the Court of Appeal’s decision that a failure to pay enhanced shared parental pay to match maternity pay was not sex discrimination. ...

Feb
18
2020

Parental Bereavement Pay and Leave – new laws as of April 2020
#Employment

As of 6th April 2020, new laws will come into force giving employees the right to both parental bereavement leave and pay. ...

Feb
13
2020

Roses are red, Violets are blue, Workplace Romance, What should employers do?
#Employment

Love is in the air And maybe the workplace to But fear not employers Here’s what you need to do…...

Feb
13
2020

The British passport and Brexit
#Immigration

An unlikely contender to the list of key Brexit issues has been the burgundy British passport. Ardent Brexiters have advocated for the return of the ‘blue’ passport, which to their delight is set to return this year. ...

Feb
12
2020

The Equal Pay Bill: is the current equal pay law fit for purpose?
#Employment

We all followed the recent equal pay claim which was brought by the TV presenter Samira Ahmed against her employer, the BBC. ...

Feb
12
2020

“Long-term effect” must be satisfied at time of discriminatory acts
#Employment

The EAT has clarified when the “long-term effect” aspect of the definition of disability will be satisfied. ...

Feb
12
2020

Are we punishing the academics?
#Immigration

With the introduction of the Global Talent Visa, there comes the new rule that any absences from the UK for the purposes of research will not be taken into account when considering settlement under this visa route. ...

Feb
12
2020

Not all one-off acts will be a ‘provision, criterion or practice’
#Employment

The Court of Appeal (“CA”) in Ishola v Transport for London (“TFL”) has given guidance on the meaning of ‘provision, criterion or practice’ (PCP), an essential element for claims of indirect discrimination and failure to make reasonable adjustments. ...

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