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 the prevention of illegal working legislation. This requires you to conduct basic checks on every UK-based employee to verify they have the requisite permission to perform the work on offer. Importantly, as part of your recruitment, pre-employment checks, the […]

Received a Civil Penalty under the Immigration Act?

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If your business has received a Civil Penalty under the Immigration Act, it is important to seek legal advice early on the options open to you. Depending on the circumstances, it may be possible to negotiate a reduction in the amount you owe, or you may have grounds to mount a successful appeal to cancel […]

Shortage Occupation List 2024

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The UK’s Shortage Occupation List can be a source of much confusion for employers sponsoring visa workers, particularly when hiring under a sponsorship licence for the first time or recruiting for a different type of role. It is important however for employers, HR professionals and anyone involved in your organisation’s international recruitment to understand the […]

EU Settled Status & Absences from UK

If you have settled or pre settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS), it is important to understand how absences from the UK can affect your status and your right to remain in the UK lawfully. As of 31 March 2023, an estimated 5.6 million Europeans and their family members had secured their residence […]

Managing TUPE: Guide for Employers

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If you are involved in managing the workforce aspects of the transfer of a business (or part of a business) or of a service provision, you will need to be familiar with the TUPE provisions. Employees who are transferring to a new employer are afforded certain protections by law. Whether you are the ‘incoming’ or […]

Dismissal for Sickness Absence

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When an employee remains on long-term sick leave, or has a recurring pattern of time off work due to illness, you may have grounds for lawful dismissal for sickness absence, provided specific criteria are met. Employers, however, should proceed with caution and take advice to avoid risking tribunal claims. By law, dismissal for sickness absence should […]

Global Mobility Compliance (The Advantage!)

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With an effective global mobility programme, your organisation can derive commercial advantage from deploying the right talent to the right location at the right time. But with movement of people across multiple borders comes global mobility compliance risks.   For multinationals looking to enhance their global mobility compliance and reduce risk exposure, the challenge is […]