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  • Rehabilitation periods: Changes on the horizon

    Date:
    9 August 2019

    The Government has announced significant reforms to the law on spent convictions and rehabilitation periods. If the proposals go ahead, fewer convictions will have to be revealed to employers and there will be more cases in which they will be unable to refuse employment because of a job applicant's past convictions.

  • July 2019 employment law announcements: Key proposals for HR

    Date:
    26 July 2019

    July 2019 saw progress made on an unusual number of proposed employment law changes. The Government published consultations covering workplace sexual harassment, statutory sick pay, family-friendly leave and pay, flexibility in working hours, modern slavery statements, and enforcement of worker rights. It also made announcements on changes to the laws on rehabilitation periods for offenders, settlement agreements, and protection against redundancy during pregnancy and maternity leave.

  • How to navigate managers regime, GDPR and criminal records checks

    Date:
    10 May 2019

    There are major data privacy implications of criminal records checks made necessary by the Senior Managers and Certification Regime, an issue that will affect about 50,000 firms in the financial services sector from 9 December 2019 onwards. Solicitors David Palmer and David Lorimer examine how compliance and HR teams can help meet businesses' obligations under both the GDPR and SMCR.

  • Will immigration costs deter talent after Brexit?

    Date:
    15 March 2019

    How the UK manages Brexit may hang in the balance this week, but one certainty is that costs will rise for employers in obtaining visas and sponsor licences for international employees. Olivia Bridge explains.

  • What does the immigration White Paper mean for employers?

    Date:
    21 December 2018

    This week the government finally published its White Paper outlining how the immigration system will look once Britain leaves the EU. Kerry Garcia from law firm Stevens & Bolton explains the key points for employers.

  • 2019 employment law: eight changes to look out for

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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.

  • Local authority posts and functions subject to regulation

    Date:
    24 May 2018

    This article looks at the roles of local authority senior officers and the factors that local authority employers should take into account when appointing senior officers. It also explores other regulatory requirements specific to recruitment in local authorities.

  • The public sector apprenticeship target

    Date:
    8 August 2017

    This article looks at the public sector apprenticeship target, which applies to certain public bodies in England.

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