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Jan
18
2018

Tier 2 Sponsors: Role of the Authorising Officer

Businesses with sponsor licences have a huge responsibility to ensure that the points based system is not abused. The role of the Authorising Officer is to effectively manage the licence..

Jan
12
2018

New DBS application procedure introduced in England and Wales

Basic criminal records checks provide details of an individuals’ convictions and conditional cautions considered to be “unspent” under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. ..

Jan
12
2018

Perceived disability claim upheld by the EAT

In The Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey the EAT held that an employer’s belief that an employee’s hearing problem may become a disability in the future amounted to direct..

Jan
09
2018

UKVI confirms Restricted CoS limit reached in December

For the first time since July 2015, the Home Office’s monthly Restricted Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) limit was reached and many employers saw their applications refused. Data published on the..

Jan
05
2018

EHRC publishes draft penalties for failure to disclose gender pay gap data

Gender remains on the agenda as we move into the new year! The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published its draft enforcement strategy for pursuing large private, voluntary and..

Jan
05
2018

What to look out for in 2018

With 2018 newly arrived, it’s the ideal time to take a look at what’s in store for the world of business and its employees over the next year. ..

Jan
05
2018

Protected conversations – an exception to the protection…

Pre-termination discussions between employer and employee are protected and cannot usually be referred to by either party in a subsequent unfair dismissal claim...

Jan
05
2018

Looking ahead at business immigration in 2018

In 2017, we saw the government push ahead with its policy to reduce net migration to “sustainable levels.” Businesses saw the introduction of the Immigration Skills Levy, the closure of..

Dec
22
2017

Ghosts of Christmas Past: using Christmas bonus to bypass collective bargaining comes back to haunt employer

Earlier this year we reported on the Tribunal decision in Dunkley and others v Kostal UK Ltd, involving an attempt to induce staff to give up their collective bargaining rights..

Dec
22
2017

Criminal conviction for Loss Adjustors who used illegally obtained data

With the constant risk of fraud, investigating claims is a priority for many insurance firms. However, a recent case has shown how this can lead to a breach of data..



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