COVID-19 Immigration Tier 2 Sponsor Guide

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What do Tier 2 sponsor licence holders need to be aware of during the COVID-19 crisis? The key message is that sponsor licence holders remain subject to their licence holder duties and should continue to follow compliant processes and systems. Only where there is specific guidance or exemptions from the Home Office should sponsors deviate […]

Right to Work Checks (Employer Guidance)

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Right to Work Checks: Guidance for Employers  As a UK employer, you have a legal obligation to comply with prevention of illegal working legislation. Specifically, this requires you to conduct basic documentation checks on every UK-based employee to verify that any individual you employ has the requisite permission to perform the work on offer. Conducting […]

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (HR Guide)

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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been introduced by the Government in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Designed to help employers stave off redundancies, the CJRS is currently being set up to fund wages of those workers who would otherwise be unemployed as a direct consequence of the crisis.   What is the Coronavirus […]

Changing Worker Contract Terms (Coronavirus FAQs)

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The coronavirus outbreak is forcing employers to make difficult decisions and actions in respect of their workforce. While the Government introduces emergency schemes to avert widescale layoffs and redundancies, employers need to be aware of the employment law implications of making changes to a worker’s contract terms. We look at some frequently asked questions from […]

UK Visas Extended Due to Coronavirus

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The Home Office has announced that UK visa holders currently unable to leave the UK due to the coronavirus outbreak can apply to have their visas extended until 31 May 2020.   How to extend your UK visa temporarily The rule will apply if you are in the UK and your leave expires between 24 […]

Time Off For Dependants (Coronavirus HR Guide)

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With the coronavirus crisis affecting the UK as a whole, and following the closure of UK schools from 23 March 2020, increasing numbers of workers are having to request time off work to care for dependants. Employers have to give their employees a reasonable amount of time off work to deal with emergencies, such as […]

Homeworking During Lockdown (HR Advice)

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The UK Government has placed the country on official lockdown from 23 March 2020. Under the new rules, members of the public must not leave their house except to: Travel to and from work if impossible to work from home Shop for essentials, as infrequently as possible Exercise outdoors once per day, alone or with […]

Unpaid Leave (HR Guide to Employees’ Rights)

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Unpaid leave is where an employee takes time off from their job without pay. In some situations, as in the case of time off to care for a dependent in an emergency, you must grant the time off, although you can decide whether it is paid or unpaid. In other situations, such as a request […]

Coronavirus Advice for Employers

coronavirus advice for employers

Coronavirus advice for employers The outbreak of coronavirus in the UK raises a number of issues for employers across employment, immigration and health & safety. We are updating this article with the latest coronavirus advice for employers to help manage and contain the risks relating to Covid-19 and protect your people and your business.   […]