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Brexit Update – Settled status scheme

Whilst the political debates continue over Brexit, including whether we should have a second vote, a reminder that currently from an employment and immigration perspective, the current position remains as stated by the Home Office in its statement made on 21 June 2018 concerning the post Brexit scheme for EU nationals resident in the UK. 

Although the scheme is still subject to approval by Parliament, the statement still gives a good indication of what the future plans are.Read More

Launching our support for charities

We are pleased to launch our new initiative which supports the charities’ sector. 

Appreciating the financial pressures and other challenges that charitable organisations face, we have chosen to combine our wealth of experience with preferential charging rates to provide support to our charity clients on all employment matters and immigration matters.Read More

New Acas Guidance on Overtime

Acas has produced new Guidance on Overtime 

The guide covers:-

Is overtime compulsory or voluntary?
Is there a limit to how much overtime can be worked?
Pay when working overtime
Overtime for part time workers
Impact of overtime on holiday calculations

If you offer overtime to your employees this is a useful read to ensure you are getting it right and do get in touch if you would like to discuss.

Brexit – where are we now…

The status of EU nationals post referendum has been the source of endless speculation and uncertainty and the cause of much anxiety not only to them but to their employers and businesses generally.

The Home Office has in April 2018 published on its website the latest developments in the negotiations regarding the status of EU nationals and their immigration status. The publication sets out the key terms of the agreement reached with the EU as follows:Read More

All Change for the Spring!

It’s that time of year again when we see a number of employment law related changes.  The following is a summary for your diaries and includes:

the change to the taxation of termination payments;
the increase in the figure for weekly pay used, amongst other things, for the statutory redundancy calculations and the unfair dismissal basic award;
the national minimum wage increases;
the rise in other statutory payments, such as SMP and SSP; and
the much publicised GDPR.

Of course, not all changes will affect your business. However, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about these changes and how they may affect your business.Read More

Disclaimer:
The updates in this blog are published for information only and provide an overview of employment law and best practice as at the date of publication. No action should be taken without seeking professional advice.