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  • Mapping the manifestos 2017 - Immigration

    01 June 2017

    Natasha Hotson has written an article for LexisNexis UK which explores the political parties’ manifestos and discusses whether these pledges declare the end of the era for freedom of movement, as we currently know it.

  • The future world of work: Lewis Silkin’s perspectives on regulating the work relationship

    26 May 2017

    Profound underlying changes in technology and demography are transforming work.

  • Election manifestos – what are the main political parties pledging on employment issues?

    25 May 2017

    Employment issues have emerged as a major election battleground, reflecting the aspirations of the Conservatives and Labour - and perhaps to a lesser extent the Liberal Democrats – to be recognised as the ‘workers’ party’. Theresa May has rather boldly claimed to be pledging “the greatest expansion in workers’ rights by any Conservative government in history”.

  • Ask About … Retail Fashion & Hospitality

    11 May 2017

    Many of our clients in the retail, fashion and hospitality sector face similar HR issues. Each month one of the members of our team will identify an issue, ask how you would deal with it and provide our advice. This month we asked Emma...

  • How to divorce the EU, in three uneasy steps

    05 May 2017

    The European Council published its official guidelines for Brexit negotiations on 29 April 2017. Lewis Silkin reported on EU Council President Donald Tusk’s circulation of negotiation guidelines to EU leaders at the end of March 2017, and the newly published guidelines are consistent with the earlier version.

  • Employment law in Hong Kong - an overview

    01 May 2017

    With its historical ties with the West and reputation as a “gateway” to Mainland China, it is not surprising that Hong Kong is already home for many Western companies and is top of the list for those wishing to expand into Asia Pacific. This in-brief provides an overview of employment law in Hong Kong.

  • General election 2017 - what might the manifestos say about employment law?

    27 April 2017

    Theresa May’s announcement of a snap general election caught everyone off guard. The various political parties will be rushing to fill their manifestos with headline-grabbing policies, although these will not necessarily be very well thought through.

  • Scrapping of the Australian Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (Subclass 457)

    20 April 2017

    On 18 April 2017, the Turnbull Government announced its plans to reform the employer sponsored skilled migration visa routes.

  • May turns to June: General election called

    19 April 2017

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a general election, to be held on 8 June 2017.

  • Farewell to free movement

    13 April 2017

    Samar Shams has written an article for Legalease which considers how employers and their advisers should prepare for Brexit.

  • UK Select Committee urges Government to adopt flexible system for EU migration

    13 April 2017

    Andrew Osborne has been quoted in an article for 'World Sport Advocate' discussing EU migration and how it is affecting UK sport.

  • Changes to Chinese visa applications

    11 April 2017

    Effective immediately, the Chinese consulate in Hong Kong has advised that all females between the ages of 16 to 40 and all males between the ages of 18 to 55 must now provide previous passports in addition to current valid passports for application of all Chinese visas if their current passport was issued after 2015.

  • Supreme Court clarifies indirect discrimination test

    11 April 2017

    The Supreme Court has given a clear explanation of how the test for indirect discrimination works, looking in particular at whether it is necessary to know why a group is disadvantaged by an employer’s policy.

  • Immigration overhaul vital to stop costs crippling UK tech

    10 April 2017

    Naomi Hanrahan-Soar has written an article for Business Cloud discussing how the UK’s immigration requirements, following the triggering of Article 50, need to be assessed robustly.

  • What does Brexit mean for UK employment law?

    06 April 2017

    The UK has now given formal written notice of its intention to leave the European Union. What are the short and long-term implications of this momentous decision for workplace rights in the UK?

  • Indian nationals must now apply for visit visas directly to the HKSAR Department of Immigration

    03 April 2017

    Effectively immediately, Indian nationals who require visit visas must do so directly by post to the Immigration Department in Hong Kong instead of submitting applications to the nearest Chinese diplomatic or consular post.

  • Tusk luck, May

    31 March 2017

    EU Council President Donald Tusk has sent negotiation guidelines to European capitals in advance of a summit at the end of April 2017 to determine the agenda for Brexit negotiations. Tusk’s document sets out three sequential stages for the Brexit negotiations, which conflicts with UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposal for negotiations regarding withdrawal and trade to be undertaken simultaneously.

  • Brexit and immigration rights and documentation of EEA nationals

    31 March 2017

    This article summarises the rights of European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and their family members and the documentation they can obtain to evidence these rights. It looks at residence requirements and points to consider when applying for citizenship.

  • Greater clarity on data subject access requests

    30 March 2017

    A recent Court of Appeal decision has given clarity to data controllers in terms of the grounds on which they may refuse a data subject access request (“DSAR”), although the position is not always a helpful one.

  • When does notice to terminate an employment contract take effect?

    30 March 2017

    The Court of Appeal has ruled that, in the absence of an express contractual term, written notice to terminate a contract of employment is only effective when it is received personally by the employee.

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