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Holiday pay compensation post-Brexit
Disputes relating to holiday pay have generated some quite controversial decisions in the European Court of Justice (ECJ) over the last few years, some of which have led to the UK courts making amendments to UK law – writing in new words - in order to be compliant with the ECJ decisions. Take for example changes written into the legislation that allowed for employees to carry-over their holiday entitlement following long-term sick leave and others made to ensure that overtime and allowances were included in the calculation of an employee's holiday pay.
New online right to work tool: How and when to use
On 28 January 2019, the Home Office introduced a new online tool which enables employers to check the right to work of potential and current employees. Here we give an overview of how and when to use this new system alongside the traditional checks.
EU Settlement Scheme: public test phase now open
As EU citizens can now apply for settled and pre-settled status in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme, we provide information for applicants and look at how the scheme will work.
What does the immigration White Paper mean for recruiters and the UK's labour market?
Here we provide a summary of the key changes for workers resulting from the Home Secretary's long-awaited White Paper entitled ‘the UK’s future skills-based immigration system’.
Setting up a UK Office or Branch of an Overseas Company
A blog looking into how non-EU nationals can set up a UK office with a Sole Representative Visa. The visa allows a senior employee of an overseas comapny to live and work in the UK with a view of setting up a UK branch or subsidiary of the overseas company.
How foreign nationals can invest in the UK
A blog looking into the Tier 1 (Investor) visa which grants a foreign investor permission to live in the UK with none of the restrictions on work or residence that apply to other visas.
Tier 2 and 5 Sponsor Compliance Audits
At the time of writing, there are currently 29,036 Tier 2 and/or Tier 5 sponsors in the UK. A sponsor licence is issued for four years at a time, and during this time, a sponsoring company can reasonably expect to be visited by a Home Office immigration inspector.
An overview of the UK immigration system
A brief guide to the UK's immigration system. Understand the points-based system and the role of a sponsor.
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