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Author: Heidi Hardes

Sponsoring EU Nationals
Important changes to the Immigration Points Based System for 2021

We have seen the first glimpse of how the new Points Based System will look after 31 December 2020. The changes are not as complicated as feared, however, it is important for businesses that sponsor and employ EU nationals to start planning now. This post looks into the key areas of this new legislation in regards to sponsoring EU nationals and what it means for individual companies.

Good Work Plan
Important Legislation Changes for April 2020

In April 2020, there are three significant changes that are set to come into force if you employ people, plus a number of other changes for which an implementation date is not yet set. The Good Work Plan is the outcome of the Taylor report (July 2017) and was published in December 2018. There were […]

Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Regulations

The Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Regulations, which will be known as Jack’s Law in memory of Jack Herd whose mother Lucy campaigned tirelessly on the issue, will implement a statutory right to a minimum of 2 weeks’ leave for all employed parents if they lose a child under the age of 18, or suffer a stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy.

This is a statutory right for employees and is irrespective of how long they have worked for their employer. Many employers already react sympathetically to these difficult situations and what Jack’s Law does is brings some clarity by setting a minimum statutory time frame and payment system. Helping individuals and families when they need it most.