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Aug
27
2019

Michael Sippitt and Georgia Roberts comment for The Global Recruiter on The Brave New World of Work
#Employment #Employment

Artificial intelligence is no longer a concept of the future. It is becoming the norm. ...

Aug
23
2019

IR35 – Have you started preparing?
#Employment

We previously blogged in April that the Government had launched a consultation into its proposed changes to IR35, or the off-payroll working rules, and how they apply to the private sector....

Aug
23
2019

No way around the Equality Act 2010 for disability claims against employers
#Employment

This week, in Britliff v Birmingham City Council the Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that individuals cannot bring claims against their employer in UK courts and tribunals for breaches of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (“UNCRPD”)....

Aug
23
2019

Clarkslegal hosts annual Charity Food Truck Rally in aid of FareShare
#Press

Clarkslegal, in partnership with StreetDots hosted a Charity Food Truck Rally in Covent Garden on Wednesday 21st August in aid of FareShare. ...

Aug
22
2019

Post Brexit Immigration: European Temporary Leave to Remain scrapped?
#Immigration

The European Temporary Leave to Remain was a proposal for the Post-Brexit Immigration System for EU nationals. ...

Aug
22
2019

EU Settlement Scheme Clinic
#Immigration

As we are approaching the date set for Brexit, i.e. 31 October 2019, we are committed to supporting EU citizens and their family members in applying under the EU Settlement Scheme to protect their right to reside in the UK. ...

Aug
21
2019

No-deal Brexit - The drastic end to Free Movement
#Immigration

Priti Patel has caused a wave of fear when she announced that EU Free Movement regulations will immediately come to an end on 31 October 2019, if there is no-deal. The sudden change in approach has taken everyone by surprise, to say the least....

Aug
21
2019

Representative of an Overseas Business Visa: Choosing an appropriate representative
#Immigration

The Representative of an Overseas Business Visa is aimed at overseas companies intending on setting up their business in the UK. This visa allows those companies, which do not already have an active presence in the UK, to send a sole representative for this purpose....

Aug
19
2019

Facial recognition and data protection for companies
#Data Protection #Information Technology

You are walking along a side street towards your office. Unbeknown to you a private company has installed closed circuit television with facial recognition capabilities and is tracking your movements. Is this lawful?...

Aug
19
2019

Are you ready for April 2020’s contract change?
#Employment

From 6 April 2020, the law relating to employment contracts will change, requiring more information to be provided from day one and extending the entitlement to ALL employees AND workers. Is your organisation ready?...

Aug
16
2019

Job advert wording can hinder diversity
#Employment

The wording used in job advertisements to describe roles, workplaces and candidate attributes could be dissuading a more gender-diverse range of applicants, according to research from LinkedIn....

Aug
16
2019

Diabetic employee successfully claims unfair dismissal and discrimination following dismissal for gross misconduct after locking customer in bank branch
#Employment

A London Employment Tribunal has ruled that a bank manager, who was dismissed after his health condition adversely affected his ability to follow proper security procedures at work, has successfully brought a claim against his employer for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination. ...

Aug
16
2019

ICO updated guidance on the timeframe for complying with subject access requests
#Data Protection

The ICO has updated its guidance on the timeframe for compliance with subject access requests. ...

Aug
15
2019

International Surrogacy and UK Immigration Law
#Immigration

Surrogacy from overseas can become a complicated matter which can take several months before you are able to bring your child to the UK. The law surrounding international surrogacy is complex and requires an assessment of international laws....

Aug
15
2019

Force majeure clauses and the “but for” test
#Construction #Commercial

A recent Court of Appeal decision in Classic Maritime Inc v Limbungan Makmur SDN BHD [2019] EWCA Civ 1102 has considered whether a party could rely on an exceptions clause (similar to a force majeure provision) to excuse non-performance in circumstances where it was not able and willing to provide cargoes for shipping even if the force majeure event had not occurred. ...

Aug
15
2019

Brexit: One million granted status under the EU Settlement Scheme
#Immigration

The Government has revealed today that over one million applicants have been granted status under the EU Settlement Scheme. This means that they have either been given pre-settled status or settled status....

Aug
15
2019

Building a Safer Future: the government’s Consultation
#Construction

Following Dame Judith Hackitt’s Final Report and the government’s Implementation Plan , this summer the government published a consultation on proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system, which closed at the end of July 2019....

Aug
14
2019

Spouse Visa: How to meet the adequate accommodation requirement?
#Immigration

Under Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules, an applicant must provide evidence that there is adequate accommodation available to them, which the family owns or occupies exclusively, without recourse to public funds. In order to assess adequacy, the accommodation must not be: ...

Aug
14
2019

Charity Food Truck Rally to be hosted by Clarkslegal, Streetdots and FareShare
#Press

Clarkslegal are pleased to confirm that we have once again secured a space on the historic Covent Garden East Piazza for the annual Charity Food Truck Rally. This year’s event is again in partnership with our client StreetDots and we will be raising money for the incredible FareShare, who are this year’s London office chosen charity....

Aug
13
2019

TUPE: Employers must provide full information about employees
#Employment

Under section 1 of the Employment Right Act 1996, employers must provide most employees with particular information about their employment including start date, scale/rate of remuneration, and terms relating to hours of work. ...

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