The Government calls for evidence from the Migration Advisory Committee in relation to the inclusion of medium-skilled migrant workers on the UK shortage occupation list.
In Badara v Pulse Healthcare Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that the employer should not have relied solely on negative Home Office checks when it dismissed the employee for failing to provide right to work documentation.
Updated to highlight temporary changes to the rules on right to work checks, in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Updated to reflect the reduction in DBS fees to obtain criminal record certificates, from 1 October 2019.
We discuss employers' obligations when it comes to ensuring all employees have the right to work in the UK.
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 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.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to recruitment background checks.