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Sep
06
2019

Unlocking productivity through employee engagement
#Employment

According to a recent survey conducted by State of the Global Workplace, organisations with high scores for employee engagement showed just over 20% higher levels of profitability compared to those who did not value the practice as much. The same survey revealed that barely 7% of UK employees are actively engaged at work. ...

Sep
06
2019

EAT confirms: injury to feelings compensation is based on impact on claimant
#Employment

In Komeng v Creative Support, the EAT has confirmed that when calculating an injury to feelings award, the tribunal’s focus should be on the actual injury suffered by the Claimant and not the gravity of the acts of the Respondent....

Sep
06
2019

Brexit News: More details emerge on the Post-Brexit Immigration system for European nationals
#Immigration

We previously covered the possibility of the European Temporary Leave to Remain (ELTR) being scrapped. We understood at the time that the Government intended on bringing a new system for Post-Brexit Immigration of EU nationals. On 4 September 2019, the Government has announced this new system, which shares a lot of similarities with the previously announced ELTR....

Sep
05
2019

It’s back on: European Temporary Leave to Remain
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

Priti Patel’s questionable plans to end free movement was finally scrapped when the government announced (again) yesterday that the European Temporary leave to Remain will be implemented in the event of a no-deal Brexit....

Sep
05
2019

How is the UK private banking industry preparing for a no deal Brexit? - Monica Atwal comments for PBI
#Press #Clarkslegal

The never-ending uncertainty surrounding Britain’s departure from the European Union has prompted fears of large job cuts as businesses downsize British operations as a hedge against possible Brexit ramifications....

Sep
04
2019

Important changes to a Tier 2 Sponsor’s Record Keeping Duties
#Immigration #Employment

In May 2019, the Government announced the widening of the automated e-gates to nationals of seven countries. By July, these gates had been used by over 1 million users, and the numbers continue to soar. ...

Sep
03
2019

Tenant rights of first refusal: family member exceptions
#Real Estate #Dispute Resolution

Under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 (the Act), before they can dispose of their interest in a residential building, freeholders are obliged to offer the leaseholders of the individual flats the opportunity to collectively purchase the interest being disposed of. ...

Aug
30
2019

EAT agrees: no fair reason for dismissal if Respondent doesn’t provide one
#Employment

His Honour Judge Auerbach has reiterated the importance of properly pleading the case in his decision in Upton-Hansen Architects (“UHA”) v Gyftaki....

Aug
30
2019

EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit – FAQs
#Immigration

EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit – FAQs ...

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
#Food and Restaurants

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 #Setting up in the UK

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
#Setting up in the UK #UK 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 in Public Spaces Raises Data Protection Concerns
#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

Beware of job adverts that 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....

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