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  • 2019 employment law: eight changes to look out for

    13 December 2018

    Although Brexit dominates the news, there will be a number of important employment law developments in 2019. We set out an eight-point plan so employers can prepare.

  • Three things to consider when hiring Christmas temps

    21 November 2018

    With the festive season almost upon us, and the Black Friday sales beginning this week, many employers are looking for temporary workers to assist over the busy Christmas period. Philip Richardson at law firm Stephensons looks at the dos and don'ts when recruiting temps.

  • 10 things graduate recruiters need to know about UK immigration

    16 October 2018

    As employers begin to ramp up their graduate recruitment programmes for 2019, what considerations do they need to bear in mind for EU and non-EU candidates? Jessica Pattinson, head of immigration at Dentons, offers 10 key pieces of advice.

  • When should we pay commission to employment agencies?

    31 August 2018

    The Conduct of Employment Agencies & Business Regulations are still causing headaches, 15 years after they were introduced. Ally Tow from Boyes Turner looks at occasions where employers may unintentionally become liable to pay commission to agencies, and how to avoid them.

  • Tier 2 visas: Why employers can't get the skilled labour they need

    18 May 2018

    The quota on Tier 2 (General) visas has been reached for several consecutive months, which is causing serious issues for employers that require skilled workers from outside the EU. Charlie Pring from Taylor Wessing describes the current cap level as inflexible and looks at alternative routes employers might take for much-needed talent to gain visas.

  • 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.

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