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Aug
07
2019

Tier 4 Visa Checklist
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

If you are a non-EEA national and wish to study in the UK, then you can do so through the Tier 4 visa route. If you are applying from outside of the UK, then here is a quick checklist of documents required for the application. ...

Aug
06
2019

Tier 2 visa: What is a genuine vacancy?
#Immigration #Employment #UK Immigration

Tier 2 Sponsors are bound by various sponsorship duties, and one of the most important one is offering a genuine vacancy for a job role. A failure to provide a genuine vacancy can lead to the downgrading, suspension or revocation of an employer’s sponsor licence. For the migrant applicant, this could mean a refusal of their Tier 2 visa....

Aug
06
2019

Government responds to consultation extending parents’ redundancy protection
#Employment

In case you missed our article last week, earlier this year the government ran a consultation on how and whether to extend the redundancy protection for pregnant women and new parents...

Aug
06
2019

Obligation to keep national minimum wage records transfers to transferee
#Employment

Employers have an ongoing duty to keep sufficient national minimum wage records to demonstrate their compliance with the law....

Aug
06
2019

EU SETTLEMENT SCHEME – BIOMETRIC RESIDENCE PERMIT (BRP)
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

If you are a non-EEA or Swiss family member of an EU national and have been granted an EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit to enter the UK, then you will need to apply under the EU Settlement Scheme to continue residing in the UK after the expiry of your permit. ...

Aug
05
2019

Michael Sippitt and Georgia Roberts comment for the HR Director on complex world of workplace AI
#Employment #Press #Clarkslegal

“Artificial intelligence”. It’s in the news, it’s in our homes and will change the world of work as we know it. For human resource professionals, knowing what’s coming has never been so important. Ensuring you are ahead of the game in preparing for the changes that are coming is paramount. Contributors Michael Sippitt, chairman Clarkslegal and Georgia Roberts, Solicitor – Clarkslegal....

Aug
01
2019

Urgent update to the Tier 2 policy guidance – 1 August 2019
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

The Home Office has issued a further urgent Addendum to the Tier 2 policy guidance today. This follows their earlier addendum of 17 July 2019 to the Tier 2 &5 Sponsor Guidance. This addendum provides urgent corrections to the minimum salary thresholds to some SOC codes. ...

Aug
01
2019

The government had announced that it will enhance redundancy protections for pregnant women and new parents
#Employment

It is estimated that up to 54,000 women a year lose their jobs as a result of pregnancy or maternity discrimination with 37% of women feeling isolated to the point of resignation following a return from maternity leave....

Jul
30
2019

Processing times for the EU Settlement Scheme application
#Immigration

The EU Settlement Scheme is now fully operational and with Brexit as a top agenda item for the new Prime Minister, we expect a surge in these applications. So how long do these applications take?...

Jul
30
2019

Digital Nomads
#Employment #UK Immigration #Information Technology

The appeal of the digital nomad lifestyle has changed the horizons. Businesses need to be aware that this is likely to be seen by highly skilled individuals as attractive, at least as an option. However, while most of the media focus in this area is on the liberating effect it can have on the individual, there are three key considerations before agreeing to working this way....

Jul
29
2019

Farewell to the Ankara Agreement
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

The Turkish European Communities Association Agreement (ECAA) was established under the Ankara Agreement with the aim to promote economic relations between Turkey and the Community. The UK became bound by this agreement when it joined the European Union in 1973....

Jul
29
2019

Brexit and TUPE
#Employment

We’re nearing October and it’s still unclear what the UK’s withdrawal agreement with the EU will look like or if one will exist at all! It is also unclear what impact Brexit will have on employment law and there hasn’t really been any development in this area since The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 was passed in June last year. ...

Jul
26
2019

Acas 2018/2019 Annual Report
#Employment

Last week Acas, the Advisory, Conciliation, Arbitration Service, published its 2018-2019 report, giving us keen insight into current employment claim trends. ...

Jul
25
2019

Proposals signal end for one-sided flexibility
#Employment

In a move designed to benefit shift workers and those in the gig economy, the Government has proposed workers should have the right to switch to a contract that better reflects their normal working hours. ...

Jul
25
2019

The Government accepts MAC’s proposed expansion to the Shortage Occupation List (SOL)
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

The Government has announced that it has accepted the recommendations of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) in respect of the expansion of the Shortage Occupation List (SOL). The Shortage Occupation List is an important exemption for Sponsors when sponsoring migrant workers under Tier 2 of the Points-Based System. ...

Jul
24
2019

Ancestry Visa
#Immigration

If you are a Commonwealth Citizen with an ancestral link to the UK through one or more of your grandparents, then it is likely to be the case that you will be eligible to apply for an ancestry visa to allow you to live and work in the UK....

Jul
23
2019

Immigration Update - 23 July 2019: Brexit & Boris Johnson
#Immigration #Setting up in the UK

Boris Johnson is our new Prime Minister, at least for the moment. Mr Johnson’s speech today was conciliatory to members of his party, including the last Prime Minister. The speech did not contain much else, and therefore it is yet to be seen how Mr Johnson (re)negotiates the UK’s exit from the EU....

Jul
23
2019

The Flexible Working Bill – should we all work flexibly?
#Employment

Last week, the Flexible Working Bill received its second reading in the House of Commons. The Bill, if passed, would require all employers to offer flexible working automatically, unless specific circumstances apply....

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. ...

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