Flexible Working: Employer FAQS
Flexible working is a way of arranging working hours to suit an employee’s needs in a manner that is acceptable to the employer and appropriate to both the role in question and the business.
Employment non-disclosure agreements: what employers need to know
The use of non disclosure agreements, or confidentiality clauses as they are also commonly known, can be both a highly complex and highly sensitive topic, not least where allegations of misuse as a means of covering up workplace harassment and unlawful discrimination have been rife in the media.
UK Spouse Visa Application Requirements
UK Spouse Visa Application Requirements The UK Spouse Visa permits holders to come to the UK to live with their partner for up to two and a half years. The UK Spouse Visa application process can however be complex and the Home Office has introduced more rigorous requirements in recent years which visa applicants will …
What is gross misconduct: workplace examples
Gross misconduct is an act or behaviour sufficiently serious to lead to dismissal without notice or payment in lieu of notice (PILON). Given the severe implications of gross misconduct, it will be important for employers to ensure they acting fairly, lawfully and consistently in taking disciplinary action against an employee for gross misconduct.
Ireland: the new gateway to Europe for international investors
Brexit has left non-EEA investors looking for alternatives to the UK to gain European residence and access to the European single market. Through the Irish Investor Programme, the Irish government offers residency in Ireland in exchange for approved investment in the country’s economy with the potential to lead to Irish citizenship.
UK Skilled Worker Visas: Tier 2 (General) versus Tier 2 ICT
Tier 2 of the points based system is the primary immigration route for skilled foreign workers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland seeking permission to work in the UK. There are various sub-categories under Tier 2 of the points based system, including the Tier 2 (General) visa and the Tier 2 Intra …
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Deal or No Deal: Employers Urged to Make Preparations For Post-Brexit Recruitment
The deadline of 31st October 2019 to agree a Brexit deal is fast approaching, leaving employers less time for critical Brexit recruitment planning. As we near the Brexit deadline, the prospect of a No Deal exit seems more likely than ever.
Visa options for international students to stay in the UK
What are the immigration options for Tier 4 visa students to stay in the UK after they graduate?
Application Tips: How to Avoid a Refused UK Entrepreneur Visa
Under the UK Tier 1 scheme for high value migrants, the Entrepreneur visa was designed to entice foreign entrepreneurial talent and investment to Britain.
Which EEA Form?
For EEA nationals and their family members, making an application to the Home Office isn;t always straight forward. The first step will be to identify the relevant EEA form for the type of application you want to make.