In this blog, we will reflect on the questions that we, as immigration lawyers, are most frequently asked about businesses’ being registered sponsors. We will focus on questions asked by […]
Employee welfare in a growing business
Starting a business can be an exciting time, and for a while, it may just be you working on it. Taking on your first staff member is an important landmark, […]
FIFA World Cup 2022 – Are you tackling employee absences properly?
Original version published on 19 June 2018. It was reported that absenteeism during the 2018 World Cup cost UK businesses £13 billion. With the 2022 FIFA World Cup starting on […]
What does the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill mean for me?
On 22 September 2022, the UK Government introduced the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill to Parliament. The Government has nicknamed their bill the ‘Brexit Freedoms Bill’. They’re hoping […]
6 benefits of working remotely
Although the number of remote workers was already steadily rising beforehand, the global pandemic in 2020 saw a quick and vast shift towards remote working. Businesses were forced to close […]
Bank holidays and the law
Original version published on 12 September 2022. May is a month of bank holidays, especially this year, with an extra bank holiday in honour of the coronation of King Charles […]
Dynamic workforces: changing employment terms to meet business’ and employees’ needs
It’s almost Autumn in the UK. In 2022, the new season looks set to be a season of change for many employees. The usual September shifts are coming up: children […]
Back to school: flexible working and leave rights for parents and carers
The new school year is fast approaching. For many parents, it will be the first time they’ve had to make sure their work is flexible enough to allow them to […]
Does my employer have to provide staff with workwear?
A staff uniform is a common thing to find in many workplaces and can take many different forms, from polo shirts to sportswear, tabards, and heavy-duty workwear. It can help […]
Assistance dogs and the Equality Act 2010
Thousands of people across the UK enjoy their lives with the assistance of highly trained canine companions. Small business owners should know how to uphold the rights of assistance dog […]
What does the ‘Tipping Bill’ mean for tips, tronc, and service charges?
Updated 17 May 2023 The Tipping Bill received Royal Assent on 2 May 2023, becoming the Employment (Allocation of Tips) Act 2023 (the ‘Tipping Act’). Its core provisions are expected […]
Too hot to work – when can I leave work because of the heat?
The UK is currently in the midst of a heatwave, with the Met Office issuing its first Red Extreme heat warning for 18 and 19 July. With temperatures potentially rising […]