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Employment

COVID-19 Update: Further Relaxation of Sponsorship Duties

As of 3rd April 2020, the Home Office has issued a further update for sponsors of Tier 4 students and Tier 2 and 5 employees. For the previous update and contact details, please read our publication: https://www.hudsonmckenzie.com/covid-19-update-relaxation-of-sponsorship-duties/ If you are a sponsor and any of the following scenarios apply to you, please see the latest

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COVID-19 Update: Advice for Employers on Right to Work checks

April 3, 2020 | Employment, Latest Thinking, News

On 30th March 2020, the Home Office published updated guidance for employers to carry out Right to Work checks. The purpose of these updated changes is to facilitate employers by making the process of carrying out these checks much easier. Please note that these amendments are only temporary during the coronavirus pandemic. The new approach:

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COVID-19 Update: Relaxation of Sponsorship Duties

As a consequence of the global outbreak of Coronavirus, the Home Office has now relaxed some of the duties carried out by sponsors of visa applicants. The radical reason for this is because Tier 4 students and Tier 2/5 employees are likely to be inhibited from working or attending universities, for self-isolation and restricted travel

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Points based style Immigration System and an End to Free Movement

February 19, 2020 | Employment, Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

On 19th February 2020, the Home Office published a policy paper, The UK’s points-based immigration system which announces pivotal policy changes to UK immigration. In alignment with the UK government’s manifesto commitments to end free movement, reduce net migration and only attract skilled labour into the UK, it has delivered the following changes: – No

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Hudson McKenzie listed in UK Investment Support Directory

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

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Use of NDA’s face extinction in workplace

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.

We interview our newest immigration consultant – Vaida Lukaite

We interview our most recent recruit to the Hudson McKenzie team – Vaida Lukaite, who has been working with us for over six months now!

Hormones in the courtroom? Quitting of female barristers increases

April 3, 2019 | Employment, Latest Thinking, News

There has been a recent surge of female barristers quitting the bar due to the “overdose of testosterone” of male barristers.

Employment law: Key dates for Spring 2019

What are the key dates for employment law reform this Spring 2019?

New online ‘Right to Work’ check announced

December 20, 2018 | Employment, Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Employers can now ‘rely’ on an online Right to Work Checking Service, as recently announced by the UK Home Office.

Should ‘Veganism’ be protected by law?

Next year, the UK court shall decide whether ‘Veganism’ is a religion or belief that should be protected by law – so, should it be?

Knowing your entitlements: Parental Leave

November 26, 2018 | Employment, Latest Thinking, News

Both new mothers and fathers are entitled to Parental Leave by their employer – so what exactly are the entitlements?

Living Wage Week 2018: Increases by 3.4%

November 9, 2018 | Employment, Latest Thinking, News

Effective immediately, the London Living Wage shall be increased to £10.55 per hour, which is a 3.4% rise, as part of ‘Living Wage Week 2018’ from 5th November 2018

How should mental health be supported in the workplace?

October 19, 2018 | Employment, Latest Thinking, News

What steps should employers take so to ensure that their employees mental health is catered for in the workplace?

What is the ‘Parental Bereavement Act 2018’?

October 4, 2018 | Employment, Latest Thinking, News

Employees in the UK are now granted the right to have two weeks absence from work, due to the recent Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018.