Every April, HR professionals are faced with a raft of amended employment laws and deadlines for their organisation to meet. Important issues in April 2019 include changes to the law on payslips and the usual increases to the national minimum wage, maternity pay and redundancy payments. Large employers should also be working on their second gender pay gap report and their latest modern slavery statement. Meanwhile, the impact of Brexit on EEA nationals continues to be a major issue.
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.
An EU and employment law barrister has described Theresa May's purported guarantee on workers' rights after Brexit as "meaningless" in a legal opinion commissioned by two unions.
We discuss the steps that employers should be taking to prepare for all Brexit scenarios.
Theresa May will today unveil how the UK government will handle emerging EU laws concerning workers' rights after Brexit.
The UK will leave the EU at 11pm on 29 March 2019 unless Parliament approves the withdrawal agreement or the Brexit process is delayed. Businesses whose staff travel to, or temporarily live in the EU, must now make their own no-deal preparations. Dr Sybille Steiner, employment partner at Irwin Mitchell, examines what they need to do to avoid difficulties travelling to Europe after Brexit.
With Brexit drawing closer, the number of EU nationals working in the UK fell by 61,000 in the last quarter of 2018.
Updated EU Settlement Scheme details have been criticised as onerous and clumsy by both immigration law specialists and workers in the UK originally from the Continent.
With 44 days to go until the UK leaves the EU, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published a list of 20 "critical" questions that remain unanswered in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
High levels of employment and a strong interest from overseas investors driven by the fall in sterling's value is contributing to a continuing boom in the UK's recruitment sector.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to Brexit.