A “right to disconnect” refers to allowing employees to detach and disconnect from work outside of their contracted work hours. This is particularly effective for remote workers who potentially struggle to switch off as the physical distance between work and home is in most cases non-existent. Subsequently, this can lead to burnout and many employees
Employees of international companies based in Dubai can benefit from the newly introduced 5-year multi-entry visa allowing them to attend training, conferences, events and other business activities. This visa allows workers to visit the UAE for up to 90 days with the option of extending for another 90 days. This new visa is said to
The UK Home Office have updated their guidance on advertising and genuine vacancy requirements for employers of migrant workers. For some working visa routes, sponsors must show that they have carried out a resident labour market test before employing a migrant worker to demonstrate that they cannot find a suitable settled worker for the role.
In short, whistleblowing is reporting wrongdoing. This commonly occurs in the workplace and comes from the saying “blowing the whistle,” meaning alerting attention to something. Whistleblowing in a UK workplace Legal protection for whistleblowers is found under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 and incorporated into the Employment Rights Act 1996. Most companies have a
The Chinese government has made changes to it’s Foreign Work Permit system. A new online portal has been launched whereby employers must now register and re-verify their accounts to be able to make work permit applications in future. This means that the previous work permit application process is no longer valid and all applications should
Now that the transition period is over, as of 31st December 2020 and the UK has left the EU, where does this leave data protection laws in the UK? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was drafted and passed by the EU. GDPR applies to the personal data of individuals and regulates how that data
The latest reform in the UAE for overseas business investors is that they will be legally permitted to take 100% ownership of business from 1st December 2020. This new piece of legislation is now known as the Foreign Direct Investment Law and will replace the existing Commercial Companies Law (CCL) No 2 of 2015. Under
Because of the detrimental effects of the coronavirus pandemic on all aspects of daily life, individuals and the UK justice system are suffering. This through major delays in court proceedings and the face-to-face delivery of legal advice due to travel restrictions and social distancing measures. On 19th March 2020, it was ruled that the trial
It is not uncommon to see shareholder disputes arising during the course of a business. Several factors can be attributed to such disputes, the most common ones being underperformance by shareholders or who are no longer working towards best interests of the business, difference of opinion with management, conflicts of interest, dividend distribution, breach of
We are delighted to be listed in the UK Investment Support Directory which has been launched yesterday. The Directory is a smart, new digital tool which promotes private sector expertise in the UK to investors across the globe. To coincide with this launch, the Minister for Investment, Graham Stuart stated- Minister for Investment, Graham Stuart
Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA’s) are being tackled by the UK government given their infamous status to act as a ‘gagging’ clause to employees nationwide.
There are numerous new laws and rules that shall come into effect this year – so what exactly are they?
The Treasury Committee recently reported that the necessity for the accuracy of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) checking is vital.
To what extent will Brexit also impact the world on a more global scale, for instance the environment?
All businesses within both the UK and EU should be aware of exactly what constitutes ‘Anti-Competitive’ behaviour, so to avoid legal action against them.