Updated to reflect the Government's policy paper, which it published on 6 December 2018, on the rights of EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU in the event that no Brexit deal is reached.
Employers will not need to make additional right-to-work checks on EU citizens in the event of a no deal Brexit, the immigration minister has confirmed, just days after stating the opposite.
Around a fifth of national employers - including a number of household name companies - ask jobseekers for information about criminal records they are not legally entitled to.
In Francis-McGann v West Atlantic UK Ltd, the employment tribunal ordered a pilot to repay £4,725 in training costs after it emerged that he provided a fake reference using the name of a character from Star Wars.
Updated to include information on the FCA's proposal to introduce a new public directory of individuals working in financial services.
Updated to include information on R (on the application of AR) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police and another, in which the Supreme Court considered if the disclosure of a job applicant's acquittal for rape in an enhanced criminal records check was a breach of his human rights.
In R (on the application of AR) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police and another, the Supreme Court held that, although the disclosure of the appellant's acquittal for rape was an interference with his human rights, it was justified. However, the Court expressed concern at the lack of guidance for employers on how to deal with disclosures of serious criminal charges that result in acquittals.
In South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust v Lee and others, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a decision to withdraw a job offer that was at least partially influenced by a reference that focused on the applicant's sickness absence levels was discriminatory.
The number of skilled foreign workers applying for visas under the Tier 2 system is still outstripping the number of visas available, despite doctors and nurses being removed from the restriction last month.
Updated to include information on the NHS streamlining programme.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to recruitment background checks.