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May
24
2019

Decision not to allow employee to take up overseas placement due to concerns over risk to his health not discriminatory

In the recent case of Owen v AMEC Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd and another, the Court of Appeal held that withdrawing the offer of an international placement due to concerns..

May
23
2019

EU law requires employers to keep daily records of hours worked

In Federación de Servicios de Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) v Deutsche Bank SAE, a trade union in Spain brought a claim against Deutsche Bank, which did not keep a record of..

May
17
2019

Mental Health Awareness Week

According to The Government's Department of Health, 25% of us will experience mental health issues at some point in our lives. A study conducted by the Chartered Institute of..

May
17
2019

Retail staff may be entitled to extra payment for opening and closing their store

Whilst it may be common place for retail staff to open and close their stores outside of their contractual hours, employers should be wary and ensure that everyone adequately remunerated..

May
16
2019

Spouse Visa – Is your relationship genuine and subsisting?

For years many couples have become frustrated by the requirements for a spouse visa as the rules and guidance are difficult to understand. A significant amount of applications are rejected..

May
09
2019

Companies failing to bring workers to the board

A report released by the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) has revealed that just 5% of companies would appoint an employee to their board of directors, despite a push..

May
09
2019

Knowledge of disability - Employer’s knowledge of Claimant’s disability at appeal stage of disciplinary proceedings was relevant and should have been considered by Tribunal

In the recent case of Baldeh v Churches Housing Association of Dudley and District Ltd, the EAT allowed an appeal by a Claimant against the Tribunal’s decision to reject her..

May
08
2019

Investing in the UK: The Tier 1 Investor Visa

The UK’s economy is extremely resilient and continues to provide foreign investors with a stable base to access European markets and beyond. Following the closure of the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)..

May
03
2019

E-gates open to US nationals and six other countries from June 2019

The days of US nationals and nationals of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Korea waiting in long queues for UK border control are numbered. From June 2019,..

May
03
2019

Opportunity for all: HR and social mobility

The 2018-2019 report of the Social Mobility Commission, released this week, provides an opportunity for HR professionals to consider ways to add further value to businesses...



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