Immigration

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Brexit - what should employers be doing to help their EU nationals?

A lot has happened in politics since the June 23 rd Referendum, but there has been considerable inaction on the issue of EEA nationals living and working in the UK. Despite this, employers can be taking steps to increase the chances that employees who...

Brexit Survival Guide

Are you an EEA national living and working in the UK and concerned about Brexit and what this may mean for you and your family? Read our Brexit Survival Guide  for individuals, families and employers....

Focus on residence and nationality post Brexit - what happens now and what to think about

Although the consequences of Brexit on free movement of workers in the EU is an unknown, there is a possibility that EU nationals living in the UK could have their right to live and work in the UK removed or restricted. Following the EU referendum...

Immigration: Control in a crisis

HR Law looks at recent and expected immigration changes, and their context, and offers some top tips for employers on staying ahead. Ports, airports and rail terminals geared up for the busiest travel weekend of the year expecting immigration troubles....

Prevention of illegal working consultation - A proposal to simplify?

The Government is worried about how the public perceives illegal immigration and wants everyone to know it is tackling the issue. Even Nigel Farage says that the latest mobile billboard campaign telling migrants without the right permission to “go...

All change (again) in UK immigration?

Or not, as the case may be. Embarrassed by the Abu Qatada affair and keen to regain the initiative over the UKIP bandwagon, Theresa May made a headline-grabbing statement to Parliament on 26 March: she is scrapping the UK Border Agency. UKBA was set up by...

Auntie looks at what steps you should take when employing foreign nationals

Dear Auntie I am the senior HR manager of a professional services firm, and I have some worries about immigration. We are shortly to be taken over by a much larger US firm, and effectively to become its UK office. I expect I will have to get used to...

Immigration chaos reaches Olympic proportions

Home Affairs Select Committee Chairman Keith Vaz MP acidly remarked last week that the UK Border Agency (UKBA) has “acquired its own Bermuda Triangle” of backlogged cases.  The Committee has frequently reviewed concerns about immigration...

Aunty looks at the top five matters to consider when deciding to offer work placements or internships.

Dear Auntie, We are receiving an increasing number of requests from graduates who are offering to work for free in exchange for work experience.  This is quite tempting given that it means we can have more hands on deck without increasing our head...

Whoops! Seven slip-ups - some of the most common but avoidable HR mistakes

A subscriber to HRlaw.co.uk has asked us to compile a list of what we find to be some of the most common HR mistakes and traps that employers can make and fall into.  The HR law team has put their heads together and here they are: 1.   ...
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