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22 02, 2017

Immigration Update: Supreme Court Upholds Minimum Income Requirement for Partners of British Citizens

By | February 22nd, 2017|Employment, Immigration|

The Supreme Court has today unanimously ruled that the Home Office’s requirement that a UK citizen must have a minimum annual salary of £18,600 to be able to sponsor their non-EEA national partner’s application to join them in the UK is lawful. This judgment was the result of an appeal by four affected couples who claimed the ‘Minimum Income Requirement’ (MIR) was [...]

15 02, 2017

Employment Update: ‘My train is cancelled … again’

By | February 15th, 2017|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Transport|

Politics aside, perhaps the biggest talking point for Londoners in 2016 was travel disruption. From the ongoing Southern Rail delays to multiple tube strikes, simply getting into work became increasingly problematic for many people. So what should employers do when their staff are late for work or cannot get in at all? The key is to distinguish between: ‘one-off’ absences [...]

17 01, 2017

Brexit Means Brexit

By | January 17th, 2017|Employment, Immigration|

The Prime Minister Teresa May has today confirmed that when she says ‘Brexit Means Brexit’ she means that the UK will leave the single market when it leaves the European Union. The single market is a trade bloc that guarantees the ‘four freedoms’ of the European Union: goods, capital, services and people. Leaving the single market is therefore likely to [...]

8 11, 2016

What’s New in Immigration Law?

By | November 8th, 2016|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Immigration|

On 3 November 2016, the Home Office announced that a series of changes to the Immigration Rules will come into effect on 24 November 2016. Many of these changes were announced earlier in the year so the content of the changes hasn’t come as a surprise. A summary of the key changes is set out below. Tier 2 The most [...]

4 11, 2016

Uber Drivers Win Case for “Worker” Status

By | November 4th, 2016|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Services|

In a landmark ruling last week, the Employment Tribunal examined the relationship between Uber and its drivers and found that they were not self-employed contractors as the popular ride-sharing company claimed but rather that they come within the legal definition of “workers” and are protected under the Working Time Regulations, the National Minimum Wage Act and the whistleblowing provisions of [...]

11 08, 2016

Teacher Stern Immigration Seminar: Getting the Right to Work Checks Right

By | August 11th, 2016|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Immigration|

What: The Home Office is cracking down on illegal working. Illegal workers include individuals who have no right to work in the UK and those working in excess of their permitted hours. Raids are being carried out, fines are being levied and migrants are being deported with increasing frequency and the government has introduced a new offence which enables it [...]

13 07, 2016

New Offence of Illegal Working

By | July 13th, 2016|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Immigration|

In a further attempt to crack down on illegal working, a new offence came into force on 12 July 2016. The new offence means that workers themselves, as well as their employers, are now liable to imprisonment and/or a fine if they work in the UK without the appropriate permission. Clare Taylor and Sophie Placzek consider the impact for migrant [...]

5 07, 2016

Brexit: Implications for Employment Law

By | July 5th, 2016|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment|

In light of Brexit, the current landscape of UK employment law is uncertain.  Although it’s currently still business as usual, the decision to leave presents an opportunity to review the application of EU laws implemented in the UK. Some examples of legislation that may be subject to change are set out below: The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 Under EU law, [...]

27 06, 2016

Brexit – what does this mean for EU migrants and our UK Employment laws?

By | June 27th, 2016|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Immigration|

Last week the UK voted to leave the European Union. EU nationals, their family members and their employers will be concerned about what happens next. Until the UK actually leaves the European Union EU nationals and their non-EEA family members* should continue to enjoy the same freedom of movement rights that have meant that they have been able to live [...]

20 06, 2016

Can Employers Recover Pay From Misbehaving Employees?

By | June 20th, 2016|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Sport, Sport|

We all know that employers can dismiss employees when they discover serious misconduct justifying a termination of employment. But can the dismissing employer go further and recover monies (e.g. salaries or bonuses) paid to the employee before discovery of the misconduct? The recent case of Milanese v Leyton Orient Football Club Ltd [2016] EWHC 1161 (QB) dealt with this question, [...]

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