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#MeToo Movement placing Non-Disclosure Agreements firmly in the spotlight
There has been significant media attention surrounding sexual abuse in the workplace in light of the #MeToo campaign, placing Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) firmly in the spotlight. As allegations against high profile individuals have gained momentum, public pressure on the Government has grown to prevent employers silencing employees who try to expose wrongdoing by the employer through the use of NDAs.
Off-payroll working in the private sector: A public consultation
The HMRC consultation paper published on 5 March 2019 proposed that any business with 50 or more employees will, from April 2020, be subject to the same rules regarding off-payroll working as currently apply in the public sector.
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.
Uber’s employment status lifeline
The employment status arguments in Uber B.V. and others –v- Aslam and others rumble on as Uber takes the case to the Supreme Court. Here we look at the earlier decisions made by the Court of Appeal and what's next for the gig economy workforce.
New 'Innovator' and 'Start-up' visas
On 29 March 2019, the Home Office will close the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) and Tier 1 (Graduate Entre-preneur) visa routes. In their place will be two new visa routes: Start-up visa and Innovator visa. Here we look at the key changes between the old and new visa routes.
A guide for visiting the UK
Previously, the Home Office subdivided the visit visa for each visit to the UK. However, now most visits fall within a single ‘umbrella’ visa called a ‘Standard Visit' visa. This guide looks into the ‘Standard Visit’ visa which applies to almost all reasons for visiting the UK and a list of dos and don'ts that apply to all visitors
Preparing for Home Office inspections
At any one time there are usually around 29,000 companies with Tier 2 and/or Tier 5 sponsorship licences. 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.
A guide to starting up a UK business
The Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa is for individuals or two-person teams to either start up at least one UK company, or to invest and become director of an existing UK business. The visa category is the only work visa route aside from the Tier 1 (Investor) visa to allow an individual to enter the UK without an offer of employment in the UK and set up his or her own company or to invest and join another UK company.
HRXchange training coursesSee all
On-demand training: A practical guide to understanding disability discrimination and reasonable adjustments
Our latest on-demand training gives a practical guide to understanding the different forms of disability discrimination with a particular focus on the duty to make reasonable adjustments.
On-demand training: Promoting equal opportunities in the workplace
A practical guide to understanding the legal framework in relation to discrimination and empowering you to promote equal opportunities in the workplace.
On-demand training: A practical guide to termination of the employment relationship
A practical guide to the legal concepts underpinning the termination of the employment relationship.
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