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Jul
19
2019

Health is everyone’s business: new government proposals regarding sickness absence and statutory sick pay
#Employment

Around 100,000 people in the UK every year leave work completely after a sickness absence and 44% of people who are off work for a year or more because of illness do not return to the workplace....

Jul
18
2019

EU Settlement Scheme: What evidence to submit?
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

When you apply under the EU Settlement Scheme, you will be asked to provide your national insurance number. This will enable the Home Office to conduct an automated check to establish your residency in the UK. Sometimes the results may come back as unclear or you may not agree with the results. ...

Jul
18
2019

The social media superpower advancing AI
#Information Technology

Developments in the last week show Facebook and Instagram are leading players in the field of Artificial Intelligence....

Jul
18
2019

Launching Libra, Facebook’s next attempt to mine our data?
#Information Technology

When Facebook launched its new digital currency last month, it may not have received the welcome it wanted but it certainly got the welcome it expected. With its public perception in tatters following the Cambridge Analytica scandal and accusations of manipulating the 2016 US Elections, why launch a financial product in a seemingly competitive, volatile and unregulated environment? Well, whilst the abundance of negative Facebook articles continue to roll in, people continue to use Facebook and continue to feed them data. It is for this reason, that the answer to the above question might as well be, “why not?”...

Jul
18
2019

UK Visas and Technology
#Information Technology #UK Immigration

The Home Office is serious about incorporating technology in its immigration process. The advent and expansion of e-gates, the introduction of online applications and the implementation of the EU Settlement Scheme using NFC-mobile phones is all part of the Home Office’s drive to automate and digitize its procedure....

Jul
18
2019

5G: The missing piece in the puzzle for autonomous vehicles?
#Information Technology

The role out of 5G is set to drive forward the concept of driverless technology and smart cities. Increased speeds at which data can be shared between a vehicle – for example a sensor detecting a hazard and that data being uploaded to the Cloud, is approximately 50 times faster than under a 4G connection....

Jul
18
2019

Tier 2 & 5 Sponsorship Guidance update: 17 July 2019
#Immigration

The Home Office have published an addendum to Tier 2 & 5 Sponsorship 03/19 which applies with immediate effect to all Tier 2 & 5 sponsors, including all current and future applications seeking to apply for or renew a sponsor licence....

Jul
18
2019

Alternatives to the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Route: July 2019
#Setting up in the UK #UK Immigration

The Tier 1 Entrepreneur route was very popular with overseas investors. It allowed entrepreneurs the freedom to enter the UK with a minimum investment of £200,000. This route was closed to new entrants on 29 March 2019. In this article we look at the most popular alternatives to this route for businesses. ...

Jul
17
2019

EEA Family Permit v EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

The EEA Family Permit is governed by the EU Regulations whereas the new EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit is governed by Appendix EU (Family Permit) of the Immigration Rules. ...

Jul
17
2019

Disability discrimination: No constructive knowledge where claimant had suppressed information
#Employment

The Claimant was dismissed by the Respondent due to poor attendance. This poor attendance arose as a consequence of the Claimant’s disabilities. ...

Jul
16
2019

AI and Data Protection - Is Fair and Transparent Privacy Possible?
#Information Technology #Data Protection

We live in a digital world. Every facet of daily life is governed to some degree by phone, web or some form of connected technology. There is no question that advances in technology improves communication. The rate of information exchange now as compared to 10 years ago is staggering. Artificial Intelligence or AI and machine learning are revolutionising the way in which we interact with each other and conduct business, But are these advances compatible with the principles of fairness and transparency under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)?...

Jul
16
2019

Use of e-gates at the UK border increases by 1 million
#Immigration

The Government has revealed that more than one million passengers from seven additional countries have used e-gates to enter the country. ...

Jul
15
2019

Transferring employees to the UK: The Tier 2 ICT visa
#Immigration

The Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfer) is designed for global companies and finds its equivalent in the immigration rules of various other countries. The route allows the quick transfer of key employees, often to plug an important gap in resources for a limited period....

Jul
12
2019

September Climate Strike: How to respond to striking staff
#Employment

Climate crisis protesters are urging the UK workforce to follow their student counterparts and take part in a worldwide strike, starting on 20 September 2019. ...

Jul
12
2019

An employee who posted racially offensive imagery on Facebook was not regarded as having acted in the course of his employment
#Employment

Employers can be held legally responsible for acts of discrimination and harassment carried out by their employees, provided that the conduct took place in the course of their employment. ...

Jul
11
2019

Employee Ownership Trusts
#Complex Contracts

Do you want to realise the value in your business, but concerned about the time and cost issues surrounding finding a buyer, talking to competitors and engaging in lengthy due diligence? Employee Ownership Trusts may just be the answer!...

Jul
11
2019

Covertly recording a meeting can amount to misconduct
#Employment

The claimant was a financial accountant for a charity called Phoenix House. She claimed that she was being improperly treated by her company during a large restructuring....

Jul
11
2019

Applying for a visit visa to come to the UK: FAQs
#Immigration

The UK immigration system divides visitors to the UK in two categories, those requiring a visa prior to their departure (known as visa-nationals) and those who do not need a visa (non-visa nationals). The visit visa process for visa nationals can often be a tedious process and if not done correctly, it can lead to a refusal....

Jul
10
2019

Posted Workers and the Van Der Elst provision
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

The Posted Workers directive or the Van Der Elst provisions have been an important mechanism for EU-based companies in posting employees to provide services across Europe. These provisions despite their importance are not widely known, and with Brexit looming, they may not be available for long....

Jul
10
2019

GDPR Enforcement Breaking News: ICO issues second intent to fine in two days
#Data Protection #Corporate #Commercial

Just one day after the ICO delivered a notice of intent to fine British Airways £183 million for alleged personal data breaches, it has delivered another, this time to global hotel group, the Marriott International....

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