All items: Special employee categories

  • 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.

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

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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

    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.

  • Right to work checks need to consider discrimination risks

    Date:
    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

    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.

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

    Date:
    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?

    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.

About this category

Legal guidance: HR and legal information and guidance relating to the recruitment and retention of special categories of employee.