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Sep
20
2019

Employment Status: California dreaming?

This week California has signed into law a new piece of legislation limiting the circumstances in which individuals can be classified as independent contractors...

Sep
20
2019

Statutory redundancy pay was not caught by the £25,000 breach of contract cap

In Uradar v Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, the Claimant was made redundant and had a contractual redundancy entitlement of £43,949.04. The Trust refused to pay, claiming she had turned..

Sep
20
2019

The dangers of relying on privileged material

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Kasongo v Humanscale UK Ltd concluded that where an employer had waived privilege on advice about an employee’s dismissal, they could not cherry-pick which..

Sep
20
2019

Increase in processing times for EU Settlement Scheme applications

The Government has updated its most recent estimated times to process an EU Settlement Scheme application. The update times have increased and provide for an extended period of waiting if..

Sep
18
2019

Adult Dependent Relative Visa

It is unfortunate that many of us have an adult relative, or we know someone, who has an adult relative, who is all alone in a country where they are..

Sep
16
2019

The Tier 4 Student Visa - An overview of the “Maintenance Requirement”

The UK’s student visa is known as a Tier 4 visa under the points-based system of the UK’s Immigration rules. The route primarily applies to students over the age of..

Sep
13
2019

Organisations continue to struggle with GDPR compliance, especially SMEs

We are almost 18 months on from the implementation of the GDPR on 25 May 2018 and there have been a wealth of surveys reflecting on how well (or not)..

Sep
13
2019

Time Limit Extensions – ACAS Early Conciliation

In the recent case of Pearce v Merrill Lynch, the EAT ruled that there would be no month’s grace period for ACAS Early Conciliation if the Claimant contacts ACAS after..

Sep
13
2019

Surge in EU Settlement Scheme applications ahead of Brexit date

The Government, in its latest update on the EU Settlement Scheme, has announced that a total of 1.5 million applicants have applied under the EU Settlement Scheme...

Sep
12
2019

There’s no stopping them now: PhD Level Migrants

The government released its Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules on 9 September 2019. If we recall Philip Hammond originally announced some of the changes in Spring 2019, including..



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