International employment law

The impact of separatism on organisational culture

The mood of separation prevails as we continue to experience consequences of Brexit up and down the country.

What are the alternatives to non-compete restrictions?

In December 2020, the UK government launched a consultation on reforming post-termination non-compete restrictions to encourage more competition in the employment market.

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Tapping into a global work pool

The flexible working trend was already on the rise, but it has been accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic. Many businesses have adopted a work-from-anywhere policy and while this has brought some...

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Considerations when sending foreign employees to France  

Various aspects need to be considered when planning the employment for individuals working across borders, whether remotely, on a temporary assignment or under a more permanent foreign arrangement.

HR professionals risking fines to beat Brexit deadline

Employers are rushing their recruitment plans to bring EU hires into the UK by December 31 to avoid costly sponsorship fees.

Employers to face pressure over points-based immigration system

The UK’s new work visas, under the points-based immigration system, will put pressure on employers to respond quickly and make long-term decisions about their workforce sooner rather than later.

New immigration system could exclude two thirds of EU workers

The skilled worker visa under the UK’s new immigration system could make future recruitment from the EU much harder than before and mean some sectors will struggle to recruit.

Brexit talks failings threaten already uncertain jobs market, say Lords

?UK trade negotiations with the EU are at risk of leaving those in the professional and business services sectors unprepared.

Employers warned of looming deadline for EU workers to sort visas

Employers have been warned that the deadline for EU workers to have made their UK visa applications is fast approaching.

Points-based immigration update leaves more questions unanswered

A new fast-track Health and Care Visa will be coming to the UK as part of forthcoming plans to move to a points-based immigration system.

Immigration bill barring EU nationals accused of hypocrisy

The government’s immigration bill has been criticised as hypocritical for its proposal to end ‘unskilled’ immigration in December, ignoring the fact that many low-earning key workers are EU nationals....

Employers unable to hire new EU arrivals in 2021

The vast majority of UK employers will be unable to hire new arrivals from the EU in 2021, the latest government data shows