Employment Archives - Hudson McKenzie

Employment

How to conduct a right to work check on an EEA national?

July 21, 2021 | Business, Employment, Immigration, News

A right to work check should be conducted before an individual starts working with you. This is because you need to be satisfied that the individual has a legal right to work in the UK.  On 1st January 2021 new rules came into force for EU nationals residing and working in the UK. EU, EEA

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Australia employment law changes 2021

July 14, 2021 | Employment, Immigration, Travel

Increase in wages The Fair Work Commission increased the minimum wage in Australia on 1st July 2021. The increase in the minimum wage has been staggered across industries in order to allow certain industries time to recover as a result of the pandemic. As such the last industries to increase wages for staff are the

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Notable updates to the right to work checks for EEA nationals

The UK government has issued new guidance on the right to work checks which came into force on 1st July 2021 for EEA citizens proving their right to work in the UK. Updates have been made to the acceptable documents allowed to be used to prove right to work, including passports, a current document issued

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New occupations added to the Australian Priority Migration Skilled Occupation list

The Australian government has announced 22 new occupations to be added to the Australian Priority Migration Skilled Occupation list.   The Australian Priority Migration Skilled Occupation list is a list of 41 critically skilled occupations which the Australian government is giving priority processing. There is a requirement for these workers as Australia aims to recover

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Data protection in the workplace: what do employees need to know?

June 25, 2021 | Employment

It is important for employers to provide GDPR training so that employees are aware of their rights and obligations in the workplace. GDPR stands for The General Data Protection Regulation.   “Data” relates to any information which can directly or indirectly identify an individual. This can include information that relates to factors such as: physical,

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How does remote working affect immigration compliance for sponsors?

June 25, 2021 | COVID-19, Employment, Immigration

  Originally, immigration law involving sponsorship and sponsored workers was based on migrants working in offices. Now, the pandemic has changed the work dynamic and more people are working remotely, which begs the question, how does remote working affect immigration compliance for sponsors?   When employees are working from home, it can be difficult to

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Further extension for right to work checks

June 25, 2021 | Employment, News, UK Government

In a previous post, we explained that the UK government had announced that as of 21st June 2021, right to work checks can no longer be made by checking digital documents or scanned copies of documents online.    However, since the UK government has delayed the Covid easing of restrictions, the Covid adjusted temporary right

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Right to work checks after 1st July 2021

Employers have a responsibility to carry out right to work checks on employees to ensure that they have immigration permission to work in the UK to prevent illegal working.   In another post, we talk about the UK government right to work checks that are in place for EU, EEA and Swiss nationals living and

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How much does it cost to sponsor a skilled worker?

As an organisation sponsoring a skilled worker, there are a number of charges involved that you must be aware of. There is a fee to apply for a sponsor licence and subsequent costs involved when sponsoring a worker.    Salary   According to the Immigration rules, a skilled worker will need to be paid at

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Panama introduces new remote work visa

In May 2021 Panama introduced a new remote worker visa for foreign nationals who intend to work in Panama remotely for a period of 9 months. The visa can be renewed for a further 9 months and the applicant must meet the same requirements again for the renewal. Individuals who work locally or provide services

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What salary does a sponsor have to pay a skilled worker?

In order for a skilled worker to be eligible for the Skilled Worker visa, they must show that they will be earning the required level of income. According to the Immigration rules, a skilled worker will need to be paid at least the minimum salary for the type of work they will be doing. This

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South Africa to introduce remote working visa?

South Africa is one of the world’s leading tourist destinations and along with most other countries, the tourism sector in South Africa was hit hard by the pandemic. South Africa has been said to be one of the best places for remote working due to the extensive co-working spaces, fast internet and internet cafes. It

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What is a Home Office action plan?

Action plans are issued to Tier 2, Tier 5 sponsors and skilled worker sponsors who have been B-rated after a Home Office compliance visit. If you have had a compliance visit by a Home Office caseworker and they establish that you do not meet certain requirements as a sponsor, the caseworker may note these in

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Extension for the right to work checks

In a previous post, we explained that the UK government had announced that as of 17th May 2021, right to work checks can no longer be made by checking digital documents or scanned copies of documents online. It must be noted that the UK government has now extended this to 21st June 2021. This means

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Data protection in the workplace: what do employees need to know?

May 13, 2021 | Business, Employment

It is important for employers to provide GDPR training so that employees are aware of their rights and obligations in the workplace. GDPR stands for The General Data Protection Regulation. “Data” relates to any information which can directly or indirectly identify an individual. This can include information that relates to factors such as: physical, mental,

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