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Jan
30
2019

EU Immigration from 30 March 2019 – No Deal Brexit
#Immigration #Inward Investment

The UK is now 2 months away from its exit date from the EU. However, it is yet to agree on what type of Brexit deal it wants from the EU. This means that there remains a significant chance of exiting the EU without a deal....

Jan
29
2019

Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination: Consultation to increase protection for new parents
#Employment

The government announced its plans on Friday to provide greater protection for parents returning to work and pregnant women from redundancy in new legislation....

Jan
24
2019

Supreme Court to rule on enforceability of non-compete restrictive covenant
#Employment

Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd is due to be heard in the Supreme Court this week, serving as a reminder to employers about how carefully they must word a restrictive covenant....

Jan
22
2019

EU Settlement Scheme – ‘No cases refused’ - Private Beta Testing Report
#Immigration #Inward Investment

The Government has published its report on the second private test phase of the EU Settlement Scheme. The results show that out of the 90.7% decided cases, no cases were refused. The Government says that it has used the data from the 29,987 applications received over the 51 days of this test phase to improve the overall user experience....

Jan
22
2019

Right to Work checks after Brexit
#Immigration #Employment #Inward Investment

The 40-page AN EMPLOYER’S GUIDE TO RIGHT TO WORK CHECKS published by the Home Office on 29 June 2018, 2 years after the EU referendum and more than a year after the Article 50 trigger, has no references to Brexit. It does not therefore mention what employers would have to do if there was no deal. ...

Jan
21
2019

EU Settlement Scheme - Waiver of fee for EU Settlement Scheme
#Immigration #Inward Investment

Application fee for EU Settlement Scheme to be scrapped...

Jan
21
2019

EU Settlement Scheme – Public Test Phase of the EU Settlement Scheme Opens Today 21st January 2019
#Immigration #Inward Investment

If you are an EU national or a non-EU family member of an EU national then you can register to enter the public test phase of the EU Settlement Scheme which opens today. Unfortunately, citizens of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland will not be able to apply until the Scheme fully opens on 30 March 2019....

Jan
18
2019

Chairman Michael Sippitt wins Legal 500 UK Award 2019 as “Expert Practitioner” in Human Resources
#Employment #Press

Michael Sippitt, Chairman of Clarkslegal LLP and Director of Forbury People, Clarkslegal’s subsidiary HR consultancy, has won The Legal 500’s UK Award 2019 as the leading Human Resources individual lawyer outside of London....

Jan
18
2019

Building connections: the Internet of Things and construction
#Information Technology #Construction

There is a lot of talk about the “Internet of Things”, or IoT. But what does that actually mean – and what does that mean for the construction industry...

Jan
18
2019

Renewing your Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) allocations for this year
#Immigration #Inward Investment

It is that of time of the year when most sponsors would have either received an email from UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) asking them to renew their CoS allocations or would have qualified for auto-allocation. ...

Jan
18
2019

Genuine substitution does not always rule out employee status
#Employment

For many years, the law has been clear that an unrestricted right to appoint a substitute is not consistent with employee status. ...

Jan
18
2019

Iceland in Minimum Wage Dispute
#Employment

Iceland have been accused by HMRC of underpaying their staff by £3.5 million a year for the last 6 years....

Jan
15
2019

EU Settlement Scheme #Brexit
#Immigration #Inward Investment

The UK is anticipated to leave the EU on 29 March 2019 (unless the two-year notice period is extended by agreement between the UK and EU). The new EU Settlement Scheme fully opens on 30 March 2019....

Jan
15
2019

What happens if there is no deal? – EU Citizens in the UK #Brexit
#Immigration #Inward Investment

The last few days of Parliament have not provided anyone with any certainty on Brexit. A key group of stakeholders of Brexit are the EU citizens in the UK and those intending to come here post-Brexit. So, what happens if there is no deal before 29 March 2019 and the UK crashes out of the EU?...

Jan
11
2019

EU Settlement Scheme – Public Test phase rolls out 21 January 2019
#Immigration #Inward Investment

The EU Settlement Scheme is now entering its first public test phase from 21 January 2019. The scheme, which is scheduled to fully open on 30 March 2019, has undergone private testing phases with employees in the higher education, health and social care sectors....

Jan
11
2019

The meaning of ‘Practical Completion’
#Construction

The term ‘practical completion’ is not defined in many industry standard forms of building contract, such as the JCT, which can lead to uncertainty and disputes as to whether works are in fact practically complete. Very often therefore, project specific definitions are incorporated by amendments to the standard forms. There have been two very recent cases on the meaning of ‘practical completion’ and we now consider the key issues arising....

Jan
11
2019

‘What counts as sexual harassment? New BBC Three documentary asks young adults’ – Monica Atwal comments for i News
#Employment #Press

Lawyers say they understand the widespread disagreement over sexual harassment because the boundaries of appropriate behaviour have shifted...

Jan
10
2019

CEO to median pay ratio reporting: HR implications
#Employment

New executive pay ratio reporting regulations came into force this month (in the Companies (Miscellaneous Reporting) Regulations 2018)....

Jan
10
2019

When should you provide a written statement of employment terms to new employees?
#Employment

In the recent case of Stefanko and others v Maritime Hotel Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that any employee engaged for a month or more is entitled to a written statement of terms in accordance with Section 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996....

Jan
10
2019

Seven months down the line and many are still unaware of their GDPR requirements
#Data Protection #Employment

The EU’s Data Protection pride and joy, GDPR, came in a little over seven months ago. Despite this, many workers are still not compliant and, worse still, are unaware that they are doing anything wrong. ...

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