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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.

TUPE Transfers
Answers to TUPE FAQ

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) has been in place in the UK since 1981 and yet remains one of the most complicated and frustrating piece of employment legislation. As with much UK employment law, the original directive came from Europe so who knows what will happen with this, often unloved, piece of legislation in the future! Nonetheless, it’s here to stay for now so we thought it would be prudent to answer the most FAQs we receive on TUPE.

Good Work Plan:
Important Legislation Changes for April 2020

The Good Work Plan is the outcome of the Taylor report (July 2017) and was published in December 2018. There were 53 recommendations and 51 of those are being (or have been) incorporated into UK employment law. 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.

Death in Service:
Guidance on Dealing with an Employee Death

Dealing with a death of an employee can be a tragic and challenging time. Fortunately, it is unlikely to happens that often so you shouldn’t have to deal with it regularly. When it does, however, not only have you lost a colleague, but your workforce will need to deal with the shock that it will have on the organisation. It’s never a nice time and your focus is likely to be on many things, so here are a few steps that can help you along the way in dealing with the impact.

Is being vegan a protected characteristic - Lighter HR

A Fad or a Protected Characteristic?

Many of us, in time-honoured fashion, will be thinking about how we can be healthier and fitter in 2019, and some of us may be taking part in Veganuary to help us kick start this new healthy way of life.
Of those who try it, many will declare it not for them, but with a 360% rise in UK veganism during the past decade, we have to consider whether veganism should have a protected status in the workplace.

Sexual Harassment - How Can You Prevent Issues - Lighter HR

Sexual Harassment
How Can You Prevent Issues?

The media has been filled with articles on sexual harassment scandals that have brought internal complaints policies and procedures to the attention of many HR professionals and business owners. The news stories have highlighted that having functioning and thorough internal complaints investigation procedures is very important in ensuring a healthy and harassment/discrimination free workplace.

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