Editor's message: Your organisation's recruitment and ongoing employment practices need to take into account the law relating to employees who fall within a special employee category. For example, there are specific provisions that apply to the recruitment of foreign nationals, job applicants with convictions and atypical workers, such as agency workers and part-time and fixed-term employees. Your policies and practices may need to be adapted to reflect this.
Aside from the overriding legal requirement not to discriminate against job applicants and employees because of a protected characteristic, you should ensure that your organisation complies with the duty to make reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process to accommodate job applicants with a disability.
Clio Springer, senior employment law editor
A new "UK settled status" could give EU migrants who have lived in the UK for five years the right to stay, under "fair and serious" proposals made by Theresa May at the EU summit in Brussels.
Mencap is urging employers to use apprenticeships to increase levels of employment for people with learning disabilities.
The Queen has outlined the minority Government's legislative programme for the next two years, concentrating on eight separate Brexit-related bills. However, some of the manifesto pledges made by the Conservatives have been omitted.
Updated to include a reference to the Government's announcement in the Queen's Speech that it will introduce an Immigration Bill.
More than half of non-UK skilled workers who work for FTSE 250 companies are likely to leave the UK before Brexit, according to a survey by law firm Baker McKenzie.
Demand for interim managers has risen impressively since the UK's decision to leave the EU. Jo Sweetland, managing partner at recruitment specialists Green Park, considers why this might be the case.
Employers are unprepared for the lower levels of migration pledged by the Government after the UK leaves the EU, a survey by think tank the Resolution Foundation suggests.
Labour would launch a policy to allow unskilled migrants into the UK after Brexit, according to a draft policy paper that has been leaked to the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail.
Net migration to the UK in 2016 fell by 25% to 248,000, but immigration experts warn of a Brexit brain drain as political rhetoric continues to make foreign nationals feel less secure in the UK.
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