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Oct
07
2021

Fast track for sports stars and award winners expanded
#Immigration

Simplified immigration rules have been announced by the Government, which will give internationally renowned sports stars and award winners a smoother process to live and work in the UK. ...

Oct
04
2021

New Partner announcement
#Press

Clarkslegal are delighted to announce the appointment of Emma Butcher as a Partner of the firm. Emma’s promotion recognises the high quality of service and client care she consistently delivers and her significant contribution to the practice....

Oct
01
2021

The human rights of the hybrid worker
#Employment

Workers at IKEA’s distribution centre in Peterborough may well be horrified to learn this week that their employer has just removed hidden surveillance cameras installed in the male and female toilets some six years ago. ...

Sep
30
2021

Clarkslegal celebrate success in Legal 500 rankings 2022
#Press

Clarkslegal are delighted to announce that Legal 500 has recognised the firm for the following practice areas; Construction, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Property, Corporate & Commercial, Employment and Immigration....

Sep
29
2021

Making flexible working the default
#Employment

The Government has recently announced a consultation on flexible working, the Making flexible working the default consultation takes place from the Governments Good Work Plan which was published in July 2019...

Sep
27
2021

Changes to international Covid-19 travel rules for England
#Immigration

Under England’s current traffic light system, there are different rules for entering England dependant on the country an individual is travelling from. The UK government has categorised countries into red list, amber list, or green list countries based on the prevalence of confirmed Covid-19 cases in each country. ...

Sep
23
2021

Happiness at work
#Employment

We spend approximately 90,000 hours of our lives at work. The only thing we spend more time doing than working, is sleeping....

Sep
21
2021

Gender pay gap reporting due this October
#Employment

Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, employers were given a six month extension for publishing their gender pay gap information for 2020/2021. The Government confirmed enforcement action for failing to report (or providing inaccurate information) would be suspended until 5 October 2021, meaning employers have until 4 October 2021 to publish their information. This date is fast approaching and so employers need to ensure they are ready. ...

Sep
17
2021

ICO publishes enforcement notice after SAR failure
#Employment #Data Protection

Subject Access Requests (SARs) are on the rise as more and more data is collected for social, personal and work purposes. In particular, we have noticed a significant increase within the context of employment and/or workplace disputes. ...

Sep
16
2021

Home Office proposes changes for UK Sponsors
#Immigration

Following the implementation of the new points-based system for UK sponsors, the Home Office has published a white paper detailing their proposed plan and timeline for the roll-out of the delivery of the forthcoming changes to the sponsorship process....

Sep
14
2021

Extension of moratorium on statutory demands for commercial landlords
#Dispute Resolution

The Government has announced a further extension (previously expiring on 30 September) to restrict commercial landlords from pursuing a tenant’s rent arrears through issuing statutory demands. ...

Sep
10
2021

Dealing with a skills shortage
#Immigration

As the UK economy continues to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions of the last 18 months, the number of job vacancies are reaching record highs....

Sep
09
2021

Rejection of flexible working request cost employer £184,000
#Employment

The pandemic has seen employees re-evaluate their working habits and some may try to change their working terms and conditions e.g., working one day less a week, changing their hours and/or place of work. Employees will need to seek approval from their employers. ...

Sep
08
2021

Proposed redundancy figures at seven-year low as furlough scheme winds down
#Employment #Brexit

Speculators predicted a surge in redundancies this autumn as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme comes to an end on the 30th September. However, this surge doesn’t appear to be forthcoming. ...

Sep
08
2021

Can I turn my shop into a residential property?
#Commercial Real Estate

We saw significant changes to the commercial use classes system in September 2020. However, one of the most significant adjustments has been implemented without much fanfare or publicity. It is the change that was put in force since 1 August 2021 permitting development to convert shops into residential units; (Use class E to use class C3). ...

Sep
02
2021

Discrimination during recruitment
#Employment

There were 835,000 job vacancies recorded by the Office of National Statistics between May and July 2021 and, this is good news as it shows the economy is recovering from the pandemic. However, organisations must review their recruitment procedures to ensure they are compliant with anti-discrimination laws....

Sep
01
2021

Adjusted right to work checks extended once again
#Immigration

Following positive feedback about the ability to conduct right to work checks remotely, the end date for the adjusted checks has been extended to 5 April 2022. ...

Aug
26
2021

Can a dismissal be fair without an appeal hearing? 
#Employment

Employees with two year’s continuous service have the right not to be unfairly dismissed (and no length of services is required in cases of ‘automatically unfair’ dismissals). But can a dismissal be deemed fair with an appeal hearing? ...

Aug
20
2021

Staying put - Rebecca Hone in Governance and Compliance Magazine
#Press #UK Immigration

Rebecca Hone, Immigration Associate at Clarkslegal publishes in Governance and Compliance Magazine on how employers can ensure their EU employees have the right to remain in the UK after the 1 July....

Aug
18
2021

Personal data transfers to the US – help on the way?
#Employment #Data Protection

Many organisations have been struggling with a GDPR grey area since the Schrems II litigation....

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