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

July 16th, 2018|

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 [...]

Shared Parental Pay v Maternity Pay

July 9th, 2018|

In 2015 Shared Parental Leave was introduced. This allowed parents to share the care of their child and provided for statutory shared parental leave pay for a period of up to 37 weeks. The statutory [...]

Disability Discrimination: The Risks of Cutting Corners

July 3rd, 2018|

From time to time most employers have to deal with excessive levels of sick absence, either in the form of a single lengthy absence or a series of numerous short absences. In theory such cases [...]

Sun Glorious Sun

June 26th, 2018|

During the rare times that the UK peaks to 25 degrees + it always results in lots of debate around the law surrounding working in this heat! Surprisingly, there is currently no law in place [...]

The Football World Cup 2018

June 13th, 2018|

Those who are not football fans may need to be reminded that the Football World Cup competition starts in Russia on 14 June. Events of this kind always throw up issues for employers, depending to [...]

GDPR Immigration Compliance

June 8th, 2018|

How to comply with GDPR and immigration requirements By Samar Shams, Head of Immigration at EmployLaw, 4 June 2018 The data categories, data retention requirements and international transfers involved in immigration prompt special consideration under [...]

GDPR Compliance Review

April 4th, 2018|

Are you and your business ready for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes in to force in less than two months? You will have seen plenty of courses explaining the legalities of [...]

Costs Order of £17,136.90 against Employer

March 27th, 2018|

Background In the Employment Tribunal (ET), the general rule is that legal costs are very rarely awarded against either party. They can be awarded if a party or representative; "has acted vexatiously, abusively, disruptively or [...]

Agency Workers; clarity on parity

March 12th, 2018|

Background Late last month we saw the first Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision on parity of terms for Agency workers. Under Regulation 5(1) of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (AWR) an agency worker “…shall be [...]

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