All items: Recruitment and retention

  • What the Great British Bake Off teaches us about retaining talent

    22 September 2016

    Fans of the Great British Bake Off are still reeling from the news it will move from the BBC to Channel 4, without presenters Mel, Sue or Mary Berry. We examine how employers should react when there's a risk of key people leaving, and if there is anything they can do to mitigate losing top talent.

  • Illegal working: when an employee loses the right to work in the UK

    20 September 2016

    An employer that discovers that an employee no longer has the right to work in the UK, or that immigration permission is due to expire, needs to take action to avoid criminal and civil penalties.

  • Employment law changes: October 2016 and beyond

    15 September 2016

    The autumn months promise to be a busy period for HR practitioners as they get to grips with a host of employment law changes. Bar Huberman sets out the top 10 upcoming legislative changes that employers need to be ready for, even though many implementation dates have yet to be confirmed.

  • Brexit: practical five-point checklist for employers

    6 September 2016

    As Theresa May rejects the idea of a points-based immigration scheme for EU workers, employers continue to face uncertainty as to the long-term impact of the Brexit vote on UK employment laws. We provide a practical checklist to help employers prepare for the UK's departure from the EU.

  • Reference requests: eight things every employer should know

    1 September 2016

    It is common practice for employers to provide references for employees and ex-employees, but there are risks involved. We outline eight things every employer should know before they give a reference.

  • Right to work checks need to consider discrimination risks

    3 August 2016

    Immigration raids at branches of Byron hamburger restaurants have brought employers' right to work checks into focus. We examine what you can do to ensure your pre-employment processes are compliant, while avoiding discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.

  • Uber and out: the rise and potential fall of the gig economy

    2 August 2016

    Do you engage employees, workers or self-employed contractors? We look at the rise of the gig economy and the latest court battle to establish employment status.

  • Immigration Act changes: how can organisations get their house in order?

    8 July 2016

    Employers face tougher fines and even the prospect of a jail term as tougher new rules on employing illegal workers are introduced next week. Laura Devine, managing partner of immigration law specialists Laura Devine Solicitors, considers the implications of changes to the Immigration Act.

  • How will Brexit affect employers with EEA workers?

    6 July 2016

    Kerry Garcia and Jackie Penlington from Stevens & Bolton LLP consider how the UK's exit from the EU might affect workers from the wider European Economic Area.

  • Illegal working civil penalties: Home Office targets larger firms

    1 July 2016

    In the second half of 2015 alone, the Home Office issued 1,217 illegal working civil penalties to businesses, equating to £21.6 million in fines. Civil penalties have now become a prized revenue stream for the Home Office and, as immigration solicitor Anne Morris explains, it seems as though it is large employers that are increasingly footing the bill.

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Legal guidance: HR and legal information and guidance relating to recruitment and retention.