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Residents of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau will not require work permits when they are hired by enterprises on the Chinese mainland potentially as soon as September 201810 August 2018
On 3 August the State Council in China made an announcement to the effect that residents of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau will not be obliged to apply for work permits in order to be employed by enterprises on the Chinese mainland, under a new proposal set to operate from September 2018.
Toni Lorenzo writes for Employment Lawyers Association: The Trade Secrets (Enforcement, etc) Regulations 2018
Press06 August 2018
In an article for Employment Lawyers Association, Toni Lorenzo discusses the Trade Secrets (Enforcement, etc) Regulations 2018 which came into force in June, implementing the EU Trade Secrets Directive. This is the first time that the UK Parliament has legislated for the protection of trade secrets.
31 July 2018
To some of us, science has an ethereal power. It creates and changes the rules rather than simply being bound by then. So it comes as no surprise that the science and technology committee has suggested free movement of scientists (and all skilled workers) to the UK. Albeit for only 180 days.
Naomi Hanrahan-Soar comments for LexisNexis: EU settled status scheme—what will happen to those who ‘fall between the cracks’?
Press18 July 2018
Naomi Hanrahan-Soar comments for a LexisNexis article, which discusses what will happen to the EU citizens who lose their legal status due to the new EU settled status scheme, and how the government should address this aspect of the scheme.
05 July 2018
The Brexit rollercoaster continues to rattle along as we hurtle towards 29 March 2019, the projected date for the UK to leave the EU.
Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal rules in favour of allowing same sex married couples to submit dependant visa applications04 July 2018
Following the unanimous decision of the Court of Appeal on 25 September 2017, Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal today ruled in favour of QT the lesbian civil partner of a British expat who challenged the Director of Immigration’s decision not to grant dependant visas to same sex married couples.
03 July 2018
On 6 July 2018, transitional provisions will come into force, once again changing the way in which the Home Office calculates continuous residence in the UK for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) applications.
Press26 June 2018
In an article for Free Movement, Joanna Hunt discuss the Home Office announcement that doctors and nurses will no longer be counted towards the cap on Tier 2 visas.
Naomi Hanrahan-Soar comments for LexisNexis: New start-up visa could mark ‘shift towards more positive immigration policy’
Press15 June 2018
In an article for LexisNexis, Naomi Hanrahan-Soar discusses the implications of the new visa routes announced by The Home Secretary, adding that it will hopefully ‘mark a shift toward more positive immigration news and policy’.
Case Study11 June 2018
As one of the leading firms for business immigration, one of our top priorities is understanding the implications of Brexit for EU workers. We now know that the 3 million EU nationals and their family members are going to have to start, later this year, to apply under a new immigration procedure for ‘settled status’. Many of them will not have come into contact with the UK visa system before and may understandably feel they would benefit from legal assistance with the process.
Press04 June 2018
There is another potential crisis brewing for the Home Office. The last few months has seen a number of developments which expose the failings of the Tier 2 system, the work permit category of the immigration rules. Joanna Hunt asks, is the Tier 2 system in crisis?
Natasha Hotson writes for People Management - Will the government listen to business on EEA migration?
Press04 June 2018
There are clear signs that the government is open to trying to minimise the impact of a restrictive policy, read below as Natasha Hotson asks, will the government listen to business on EEA migration?
24 May 2018
GDPR. Four letters currently dominating the thoughts of every company in Europe. The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force tomorrow, Friday 25 May 2018.
15 May 2018
A series of five hints, tips and thoughts you should definitely remember as part of your sponsor reporting obligations.
Joanna Hunt writes for City A.M.: Businesses should demand the home office reform policies that create a burden and ‘hostile environment’ for employers
Press09 May 2018
In an article for City A.M. Joanna Hunt discusses the UK's immigration system creating a "hostile environment" resulting in a burden on employers having to check all employees right to work in the UK, or face harsh penalties.
Andrew Osborne comments for the International Bar Association: Supporting the workforce through Brexit
Press02 May 2018
In an article for the International Bar Association, Andrew Osborne discusses the negative impact Brexit will have on retaining and recruiting staff from the EU.
25 April 2018
The Government has announced that Universal Jobmatch will be replaced by the Find a Job service on 14 May 2018. Your existing Universal Jobmatch account will not move to the new service.
Press20 April 2018
In an article for HR Zone, Joanna Hunt discusses what the results of gender pay gap reporting mean for employers and workers of both genders, and more importantly what we can do about it.
Joanna Hunt comments for LexisNexis: Windrush children: ‘Change has to come and it has to come fast’
Press18 April 2018
In an article for LexisNexis, Joanna Hunt discusses the government's actions to expedite the applications of Windrush children and the impact of the ‘scandalous treatment of lawful UK residents’.
Sam Koppel writes for Accountancy Age: Is the accountancy sector facing an international talent crisis?
Press13 April 2018
In an article for Accountancy Age, Sam Koppel discusses the recent restrictions for accountancy firms to hire non-EEA workers who require Tier 2 work visas.