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Changes to Tier 2 immigration rules download
Changes to the UK immigration rules for Tier 2 migrants took effect from 6 November 2014 and affect employers who sponsor migrants to work in their organisations under a Sponsorship Licence.
In contrast to the majority of EU countries, in the UK workers are able to sign an agreement to ‘opt-out’ of the maximum 48 hour working week under the Working Time Regulations (WTR).
Employment tribunal fees to remain download
After much ‘will they, won’t they’ speculation, the High Court has dismissed UNISON’s challenge to the introduction of employment tribunal fees.
We reported in our June newsletter on the European case in which a Danish childminder (Mr Kaltoft) brought a claim against his local authority arguing that his obesity amounted to a disability under the Equal Treatment Directive.
Since 31 December 2014, it is no longer lawful for employment agencies and employment businesses to advertise vacancies for jobs based in Great Britain exclusively in other EEA countries.
Public sector exit payments download
As part of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill 2014-2015, Regulations will be introduced in April 2016 to require public sector employees or office holders earning more than £100,000 p.a. to repay exit payments on a pro rata basis if they return to the same part of the public sector within 12 months.
A new government survey intended to assess the potential uptake of shared parental leave (ShPL) has reported that 83 per cent of those planning to become parents in the future would consider taking shared parental leave.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal’s (EAT) landmark decision in Bear Scotland v Fulton and others [UKEAT/0047/13] has been at the top of many HR agendas.
This round-up provides a summary of five different cases, each with commentary from Walker Morris.
The Government has announced that its new Food Crime Unit (the Unit) will be operational by the end of the year.
The Local Planning and Housing Bill 2014–15 is currently being debated in Parliament, with its second reading in the House of Commons scheduled for mid-January 2015.
No, the starting point is that a loss of profit may be either a direct or indirect loss.
What do you do if you can’t serve documents on the other side in the usual way, either because you can’t find them or because they are being difficult about accepting documents?
It is not uncommon for parties to want to include the terms of one contract, such as a framework agreement, into the terms of another contract, such as a sub-contract.
On 6 November 2014, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched an in-depth investigation into both the personal current account sector and aspects of SME retail banking.
Environmental impact assessment thresholds and neighbourhood plan regime to change following technical consultation download
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) launched its technical consultation on proposed planning reforms on 31 July 2014.
Development consent orders and procedure for discharge of planning conditions to follow technical consultation download
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) launched its technical consultation on proposed planning reforms on 31 July 2014 under the auspices of the government’s ‘Red Tape Challenge’.
We are running a free training session on business immigration in February. For employers who hold a sponsorship licence, getting it wrong could result in the revocation of that licence...
While there is no clear statutory definition of a highway, at common law a highway is a route along which people can pass and re-pass at all times as frequently as they wish.
Green Investment Bank recently reported that there is an opportunity to invest approximately £5bn in UK energy-from-waste infrastructure, with an emphasis on processing commercial and industrial waste.