Special employee categories categories

All items: Special employee categories

  • New Home Office powers to close premises

    Date:
    30 November 2016

    A number of resources have been updated to take into account new Home Office powers to close business premises if it suspects that the employer is employing workers illegally.

  • FAQs: English language requirement for public-sector workers

    Date:
    29 November 2016

    New FAQs cover the statutory requirement for customer-facing staff in the public sector to speak fluent English or Welsh.

  • English language requirements for the public sector take effect

    Date:
    3 November 2016

    From 21 November 2016, workers in customer-facing roles in the public sector must be sufficiently fluent in English (or in English or Welsh in Wales). This follows recently published provisions under the Immigration Act 2016.

  • Government announces review of fit notes and statutory sick pay

    Date:
    2 November 2016

    The consultation will seek views on reforming sick pay, fit notes, and the Work Capability Assessment. It will also examine proposals including the introduction of a group committed to increasing employer engagement around disabled employment, and large-scale trials targeted at supporting disabled people and those with long-term health conditions back into work.

  • Take part in our young workers survey

    Date:
    1 November 2016

    XpertHR is conducting a survey on the recruitment, engagement and retention of young workers, and would like to invite you to take part.

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Editor's choice: HR and legal information and guidance relating to the recruitment and retention of special categories of employee.