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Feb
11
2019

Global Innovation – Calling all Architects
#Immigration #Construction #Inward Investment

From 10 January 2019 it become possible for architects to apply under a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa. Previously architects could only follow the Tier 2 route, where they would have to be sponsored by a licenced Sponsor, who would have to meet the Residence Labour Market Test (RLMT) before making an offer of employment to the migrant and prior to the migrant coming to the UK....

Feb
08
2019

Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship and the annual cap
#Immigration #Inward Investment

The Government, in its white paper last year, announced a proposal to remove the cap on sponsoring Tier 2 migrants. This cap applies to Tier 2 (General) migrants earning less than £159,600, applying from outside the UK or are already in the UK as a dependent of a Tier 4 migrant....

Feb
08
2019

CJEU Suggests Keeping Records of Time Worked
#Employment

In an official Opinion on 31st January 2019, the Advocate General has proposed that in order to truly comply with the Working Time Directive EU members must, through national law, require employers to keep actual records of any time worked by their employees. ...

Feb
08
2019

A good gig
#Employment

As we blogged at the time, an employment tribunal decided last year that a group of Hermes couriers, whose written contracts described them as self-employed business people drivers, in fact had the statutory rights of “worker”. This includes the right to be paid at least the national minimum/living wage, to receive holiday pay and to seek union recognition....

Feb
07
2019

Michael Sippitt Awarded Leading Human Resources Individual Outside of London at Legal 500 UK Awards 2019
#Employment #Press #Clarkslegal

Michael Sippitt, Chairman of Clarkslegal LLP and Director of Forbury People, Clarkslegal’s subsidiary HR consultancy, was delighted to accept his award as the leading ‘Human Resources Individual Lawyer outside of London’, at last night’s Legal 500 UK Awards 2019 in London....

Feb
07
2019

Building a safer future—the government’s building and fire safety implementation plan
#Construction

Construction analysis: In December 2018, the government published its implementation plan for fundamental reform of the building and fire safety regulatory system. ...

Feb
06
2019

ISO 19650 – new BIM standard
#Construction

In January 2019, a new international standard for Building Information Modelling (BIM), BS EN ISO 19650 1&2:2018 “Organization of information about construction works – Information management using building information modelling”, was published....

Feb
01
2019

Liquidation and adjudication – the Court of Appeal revisits M J Lonsdale
#Construction

Adjudication is a relatively quick and cheap way of determining a construction claim. It is temporarily binding, meaning that with limited exceptions, it will be enforced by the courts unless and until it is overturned in subsequent litigation....

Feb
01
2019

Asda Case Update: Shop floor workers can compare themselves to distribution staff
#Employment

Yesterday, the Court of Appeal in Asda Stores v Brierley ruled that female shop workers could compare themselves to male colleagues working in distribution centres. ...

Jan
31
2019

Preparing for the post-Brexit immigration System: Applying for a Sponsorship Licence under Tier 2
#Immigration #Inward Investment

A key proposal of the new immigration system destined to start in 2021 is streamlining of the Sponsorship Licencing System under Tier 2 of the Immigration Rules. The Sponsorship Licencing System is currently a key resource available for businesses across the UK to sponsor non-EU nationals from across the world. ...

Jan
31
2019

Employment law developments to prepare for in 2019
#Employment

Back in August 2018, the government published its report on “Workplace Rights If There's No Brexit Deal”, which is looking ever more likely, the closer we get to 29 March. ...

Jan
31
2019

Google hit with record fine under GDPR
#Data Protection #Employment

Google LLC has been fined 50 million euros by CNIL (the French data protection regulator and ‘lead authority’ in this matter) for breaches of GDPR. ...

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....

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