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World Cup 2018 - Employers must keep their eye on the ball

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So, England has qualified into the knockout round of the 2018 Fifa World Cup and fans are buoyant. With several games taking place during working hours, some have planned their holidays to be in Russia to support their team whilst most are following on...

Immigration and Employment law - the rock and the hard place for employers

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In the wake of the Windrush immigration scandal, employers find themselves between a rock and a hard place when implementing checks on the rights of individuals to work in the UK. Many who believed they were legitimately living and working in the UK...

The right to work and dismissal

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The terms of the Immigration Act 2016 require that every employee’s right to work in the UK must be checked before employment commences and repeat checks undertaken where the right to work is time limited. It is only by carrying out these...

When mini-breaks just don't cut it

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The mini-break may have made the perfect date for Bridget Jones but, when it comes to employee rights, companies need to make sure they do everything to enable workers to take a full and uninterrupted 20-minute rest break. The warning comes after Network...

Immigration law - what to expect in 2018

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With the UK in the midst of negotiations with the EU, the future of employment regulations and immigration rules following Brexit remain unclear. The outcome could seriously impact on many individuals and businesses in the UK. There have been many...

Auto-Enrolment Pensions - employers' responsibilities

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As an avid quizzer, I found myself somewhat perplexed when recently asked: “Who is Workie?” Clue 1: he first appeared on our TV screens in 2015 Clue 2: despite being huge and multi-coloured he is ignored by all around him Clue 3: he was...

Can the food you eat make you test positive for drugs?

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So, you are faced with an employee who swears blind they don’t take drugs, but they have failed a drugs test. Do you trust your employee over the test results? Particularly when that employee claims that the positive result was due to their...

Tier 2 - is the UK's immigration system ready for Brexit?

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Trying to get a Tier 2 work permit in the UK often results in a tangle of red tape and hoops to jump through. Tier 2 has been described as a logistical ‘fortress’, designed to disincentivise employers and reduce the number of migrant workers...

How to survive a heatwave in the workplace - keep cool and carry on

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A sweltering British summer, whilst a rare and welcome event, can leave employers and employees alike feeling hot under the collar. The BBC reported that a hospital porter, who had rolled his polyester trousers to ¾ length in an effort to cool down...

Why employers should avoid the worst sort of hangover from the Christmas party

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'Tis the season to be merry, so it's time for the annual Christmas party; but for many employers it's often more fraught than fun, as wherever and whenever the event takes place, it's still an extension of the working environment. Whether...