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  • GDPR deadline looms: Are your immigration data processes compliant?

    13 March 2018

    Most employers will be aware of the upcoming introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. But how can they be sure the way they collect and store information for immigration purposes will be compliant? Immigration lawyer Jessica Pattinson, from Dentons, explores the key risk areas.

  • Beware of winter delays when sponsoring tier 2 general workers

    11 January 2018

    Employers wishing to sponsor non-EEA nationals under tier 2 (general) this winter should be aware that there is no guarantee that an application for a restricted certificate of sponsorship will be successful.

  • Background screening: Eight key checks employers must make

    7 November 2017

    Increased compliance means rising numbers of employers are performing numerous background checks on employees. Steve Smith from Sterling Talent Solutions looks at eight areas organisations should consider and any pitfalls to avoid.

  • Time running out for Brexit migration consultation

    24 October 2017

    With this Friday's deadline to contribute towards the call for evidence from the Migration Advisory Committee, Jackie Penlington looks at the potential impact of Brexit and the Government's current thinking on the employment of European nationals.

  • Time for change? Rehabilitation of offenders and the Lammy review

    6 October 2017

    Last month, David Lammy MP published a review recommending that, in certain cases, criminal records could be sealed from employers. Reforms such as this could have positive consequences for businesses and workers alike, argues employment solicitor Catherine Hawkes.

  • How to deal with uncertainty around employing EU nationals

    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.

  • Job applicants with spurious intentions: what should employers do?

    20 March 2017

    Police in Scotland have been informed about a serial job applicant who threatens to launch legal action if he is not invited to interview.

  • Tips for dealing with difficult pre-employment medical screening issues

    1 November 2016

    The Equality Act 2010 introduced a ban on pre-employment medical screening before a job offer is made. Six years on, Katie Wooller, a solicitor at Burges Salmon, looks at some of the more difficult issues this raises for employers and HR.

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