Following the second reading of the Immigration Bill in parliament this week which paves the way for a points-based immigration system, The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has called for a dedicated visa route for independent professionals.
Published: 21 May 2020
New legislation which came into force on 6 April 2020 means employers now have to tell their staff, on day one of employment or before, what their entitlement to any sick pay is. GRiD predicts this will mean many employers will enhance their offering to make sure it’s attractive.
Published: 19 April 2020
The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 coming into force this month (April 2020) is an opportunity for employers to ensure their bereavement policy also demonstrates compassion and sensitivity, according to RedArc.
Published: 15 April 2020
For employers and employees of key workers, there has been uncertainty and confusion regarding your rights and responsibilities. Here we have advice from Sheilah Cummins, Louise Plant and Graham Mead of Prettys Solicitors, Ipswich...
Published: 6 April 2020
Employers may want to lay people off or reduce their working hours temporarily as a first step to protecting their business without making people redundant
Published: 31 March 2020
With significant increase to the numbers of people in the UK affected by the outbreak of the coronavirus, leading UK lawyers from Prettys advise employers to stay alert and keep their employees safe.
Published: 20 March 2020
The most basic requirement of a RTW check is to ensure that any documents necessary to demonstrate an employee’s RTW in the UK are sufficient and up to date. This must be done to a high enough reliability that if a mistake is made, the business responsible will be provided with a statutory excuse.
Published: 18 November 2019
EMW says businesses were fined £42m in 2017/18 for pension auto enrolment errors, up more than threefold from £12.6m in 2016/17. EMW explains that the rise in the number of fines is partly due to the expansion of the auto enrolment pension regime to cover smaller businesses (fewer than 50 employees).
Published: 10 January 2019
Following the new legislation announced by BEIS, workers will receive a package of new rights as part of its Good Work Plan. With a host of new reforms to workplace rights - such as details of rights from a worker’s first day in a role, to their eligibility for paid sick leave - this is the largest upgrade in rights we’ve seen in a generation.
Published: 1 January 2019
Self-employed contractors urged to think before attempting to challenge their legal status, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to reject Pimlico Plumbers’ appeal against an employment tribunal decision. Independent contractors are advised to proceed with caution, as employers brace themselves for an anticipated avalanche of litigation around employment status.
Published: 1 July 2018