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  • How to deal with uncertainty around employing EU nationals

    Date:
    20 April 2017

    Organisations employing EU nationals in the UK must tread carefully on the path to Brexit or face discrimination claims or reputational damage. Wedlake Bell's Julia Jackson and Laura Conway offer tips on how to move forward.

  • Five costly immigration changes in April 2017

    Date:
    23 March 2017

    April 2017 sees another set of changes to immigration rules, including the Immigration Skills Charge and changes to minimum salary thresholds. Kerry Garcia and Kate Fellows-Tully explain the key points to look out for.

  • April 2017: nine key employment law changes

    Date:
    13 March 2017

    The run-up to April is typically a busy time of year for HR professionals, with new employment legislation due to come into force. 2017 is no exception, with the most significant development being the introduction of the gender pay gap reporting duty for larger employers. However, there are a number of other key changes affecting all employers, regardless of their size.

  • International recruitment and immigration charges: tips for employers

    Date:
    9 December 2016

    Employers will be able to reduce costs when recruiting international talent if they can "frontload" next year's recruitment before April, says Sophie Barrett-Brown - head of the UK practice at Laura Devine Solicitors.

  • Employment law changes 2017: eight priorities for HR

    Date:
    8 December 2016

    Significant employment law changes are anticipated for 2017, amid the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the Brexit referendum.

  • Duty to make reasonable adjustments: five tips from case law

    Date:
    7 December 2016

    The duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled workers requires employers to consider what is "reasonable". But how can employers make sure they stay on the right side of this requirement? We round up five examples where the courts and tribunals found that the duty was triggered.

  • Brexit: practical five-point checklist for employers

    Date:
    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.

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

    Date:
    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.

  • How will Brexit affect employers with EEA workers?

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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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