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Inbrief04 July 2023
The Covid-19 pandemic caused many employees to ask if they could work from “home” from an overseas country. Several years on, it’s clear that the wish to work abroad – either on a temporary basis, or in some cases indefinitely – is part of a permanent sea change in working practices. Technology makes it possible – but this Inbrief explains the potential legal issues and how to avoid the traps. Technology makes it possible – but this Inbrief explains the potential legal issues and how to avoid the traps.
05 January 2023
Employers may receive mixed messages on immigration in 2023 as the Government grapples with addressing skills shortages while aiming to bring down net migration. As the recession bites, the Home Office may step up compliance activities for sponsors and on right to work.
06 December 2022
The UK and Switzerland have agreed to extend the Services Mobility Agreement (“SMA”) for another three years to continue enabling British and Swiss professionals to work in each other’s countries with greater flexibility until 31 December 2025.
16 September 2022
On 24 August 2022 the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) was commissioned to review the shortage occupation list (SOL) for sponsoring skilled workers. The MAC is expected to make a call for evidence to employers and other stakeholders over the coming months, with their recommendations due to be incorporated into Immigration Rules sometime from Autumn 2023.
17 August 2022
The Home Office has provided updated processing information in a communication to stakeholders on 12 August 2022. Developments include the reinstatement of priority and super priority visa services in work and study routes. The capacity of the pre-licence priority service for new sponsor licence applications has also been expanded.
23 June 2022
We have surveyed employers from a cross-section of businesses to find out how they are responding to requests from employees to work remotely from overseas.
20 June 2022
Our round-up of key developments in employment law since our last conference in February 2021.
28 April 2022
Immigration law changes continue at a pace during 2022 and employers need to be aware of key recent and upcoming developments.
24 March 2022
New Immigration Rules have recently been laid in Parliament, setting out the details of the Global Business Mobility routes. These replace the existing Intra-Company Transfer routes, the Representative of an Overseas Business provisions for sole representatives and the contractual service provider element of the International Agreement route. New provisions are also introduced for secondees whose employer has a high value contract or investment in the UK.
07 October 2021
As resourcing becomes more challenging, we explore the employment law and immigration considerations arising from the current recruitment crisis.
22 June 2021
The increase in homeworking due to the Covid-19 pandemic is causing many Irish employees to ask if they can work from “home” from an overseas country – be that on a temporary basis, or in some cases indefinitely This Inbrief explains the potential legal issues and how to avoid the traps.
We’re all going on a working holiday! Issues to consider when employees want to work abroad over the summer20 May 2021
In the first of our new three-part series of articles looking at resourcing over the holiday season, we consider the position of employees seeking to extend their summer holiday by working remotely from their overseas holiday destination.
29 October 2020
Covid-19 is causing many employees to ask if they can work from “home” for an extended period in an overseas country - for example, because it is their home nation or their family is based there. This article explains the potential legal issues and how to avoid the traps.