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Disability – what do you know?

The Court of Appeal has handed down its decision in Donelien v. Liberata UK Ltd (see here) and provided reassurance to employers that they can rely on occupation health advisers in deciding the question of disability. However, this is subject to employers making their own enquiries also.
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Disability – what do you know?

Stretched resources – immigration and gender pay

Two stories have made the headlines today, and both relate to stretched resources. The stories look at preparing the UK immigration system for after Brexit, and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) enforcing employers to publish gender pay gap information.
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Stretched resources – immigration and gender pay

How are companies coping with the apprenticeship levy?

Take a look at our article for People Management by clicking here.

How are companies coping with the apprenticeship levy?

Simple steps to keep your workforce healthy

Please read Gina Unterhalter's article for People Management here...
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Simple steps to keep your workforce healthy

The MAC response to the call for evidence on the impact of Brexit

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) was asked by the UK government to advise on the economic and social impact of the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) and also on how the UK’s immigration system should be aligned with a modern industrial strategy.
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The MAC response to the call for evidence on the impact of Brexit

Uber appeals to Supreme Court

Uber presented its application to the Supreme Court to appeal the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision that its drivers are workers and should have associated rights.
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Uber appeals to Supreme Court

National Minimum Wage Increase

Workers aged over 25 will receive an inflation-busting increase of 33p an hour in their national minimum wage. An above-inflation pay rise of 4.4 per cent starting April 2018 is over the 3 per cent rate of inflation which is in place at the moment. Following this, full-time workers will receive a £600 annual increase.
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National Minimum Wage Increase

Autumn Budget – employment provisions

The Chancellor has spoken and presented his first Autumn Budget.
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Autumn Budget – employment provisions

Cooking up a storm – Tier 2 chefs

The immigration rules make a distinction between chefs working at takeaway establishments and those working at restaurants.
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Cooking up a storm – Tier 2 chefs

Scotland – a separate system for global mobility?

The Times newspaper has revealed plans by Scottish ministers to pave the way for a bespoke immigration system. Scottish ministers are concerned that Brexit will lead to a fall in immigrant workers, who are vital to the Scottish economy. Alasdair Allan, the Scottish government's Europe minister, raised this as an issue to the Europe Committee earlier in 2017. He said: "The Scottish government will continue to call for a less restrictive and more humane system from the UK which recognises individual and demographic circumstances."
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Scotland – a separate system for global mobility?