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Immigration Update

The Home Office announced a number of changes to immigration rules and processes in the run up to the holidays in December 2018. It also published a White Paper on the future immigration system. If, [...]

Employment Law – some changes to be aware of in 2019

With 2019 fast approaching, we wanted to make you aware of a couple of changes that will occur during the first half of the New Year. NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE As from April 2019 the National [...]

Mental Health Awareness

World Mental Health Day is on 10th October 2018. This day is used to help raise mental health awareness and to show support for those suffering from mental health illness. The HSE highlighted that one [...]

Parental Leave and Pay Bill

Currently, workers do not have a legal right to any time off if they suffer the loss of a child. Therefore, campaigns were started approximately eight years ago to change the legislation and provide the [...]

Employment References – new ACAS guidance

Take care when providing employment references – new ACAS guidance ACAS, the conciliation service, have recently provided some guidance regarding the provision of employment references. The advice points out that employers are not generally obliged [...]

Employers assisting with Domestic Abuse

A toolkit was published by Public Health England and Business in the Community in June 2018 to identify how employers should be supporting employees who are subject to domestic abuse. The toolkit identifies that during [...]

Immigration and the future of work

Immigration and the future of work By Samar Shams Trends in work mean immigration policies must change to help businesses access talent. FLEXIBLE WORKING Post-Brexit immigration policies should be designed to accommodate various forms of [...]

The future is here; HR Analytics

With endless reports in the media regarding personal data and protecting it, we take a look at how using such data (legitimately, of course) can enhance your business.   The Current Position The majority of [...]

To vape or not to vape, that is the question

Personal Vaporizers and E-cigarettes are now often used as a replacement for cigarettes. But it is up to the Employer if they wish to allow their employees to use these products within the workplace or [...]

Refashioning the rules to attract talent: the UK’s new fashion designer visa

The Home Office has introduced an exciting new visa route for fashion designers. Since 6 July, non-European Economic Area migrants have been able to apply for endorsement as exceptionally talented fashion designers.  Alternatively, migrants can [...]

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