Immigration

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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.   ...

Business Immigration update

“Immigration” will be splashing across the media again in the coming days.  Rule and guidance changes take effect on 6 April, and provide a convenient peg on which commentators can hang their stories.  The messages are mixed, and the...

New Year, New Problems

New year, new problems.. 2010 saw key developments in case law which Ozlem Kulle and Helen Besch outline in their articles. This article highlights key cases that are likely to be decided in 2011. Age discrimination The ECJ is considering in the German...

Immigration: The cap fits - but will employers wear it?

The Home Secretary recently announced new restrictions on UK business and employment-related immigration, and the first measures swiftly followed.  HR Law reports on the interim immigration cap, and considers the long-term implications for employers. ...
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