The Home Office suspended all points-based system sponsor compliance and assessment visits during the Covid-19 pandemic whilst lockdown restrictions were in effect. Sponsor compliance visits have now resumed. and it appears that the Home Office is attempting to make up for lost time.
Under GDPR employees have the right to request access to their personal data from their employer called a DSAR. Many employers refer to groups rather than names. A recent case could have some impact on the way this is interpreted in UK GDPR.
Employment status and how it is determined has been an issue that has vexed the courts recently, with cases in both the employment and tax tribunals.
A strike is underway which is being dubbed the biggest rail strike in modern history. So what can employers, whose workers are due to strike, do to cover the tasks of the striking workers?
During the summer, employers can come across employee issues relating to the heat and hot weather. How can employers handle hot weather and what are employer obligations during a heatwave?
Restrictive covenants in employment contracts usually try to prevent an employee acting in a certain way after they have left employment. The most common are those preventing the employee from working in a competing business (non-compete) or soliciting clients and/or staff (non-solicitation).
The consequences of failing to serve a valid pay less notice can be severe. In the recent case Advance JV v Enisca, this led to the contractor being liable to pay its subcontractor £2.7 million more than it considered was the proper entitlement.
The 24 June 2022 will be the 10th annual Employee Ownership Day celebrated nationally by many businesses and the Employee Ownership Association.
There is frequent discussion surrounding the requirements for a spouse or unmarried partner applying as the dependant of a UK visa holder, however what receives less attention are the requirements for a dependent child, which in some cases can fall subject to a higher level of scrutiny from the Home Office.