From 1st January 2021, the new points-based immigration system will be given immediate effect to in the UK. For employers, this specifically means that employers will have to obtain a sponsor licence before they begin to hire nationals from the European Economic Area (EEA). This is in addition to the current requirement to hold a
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
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:
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
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
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.
We interview our most recent recruit to the Hudson McKenzie team – Vaida Lukaite, who has been working with us for over six months now!
There has been a recent surge of female barristers quitting the bar due to the “overdose of testosterone” of male barristers.
What are the key dates for employment law reform this Spring 2019?
Employers can now ‘rely’ on an online Right to Work Checking Service, as recently announced by the UK Home Office.
Next year, the UK court shall decide whether ‘Veganism’ is a religion or belief that should be protected by law – so, should it be?
Both new mothers and fathers are entitled to Parental Leave by their employer – so what exactly are the entitlements?
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
What steps should employers take so to ensure that their employees mental health is catered for in the workplace?