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Zoom round table covers HR immigration update

Zoom round table covers HR immigration update

From 1 January 2021 all employers looking to recruit staff from abroad now need to know about the new points based immigration system and the steps they will need to take. To support employers, Wake Smith Solicitors…

National Minimum Wage – tips and traps

National Minimum Wage – tips and traps

Employers are under an obligation to pay National Minimum Wage (NMW). The NMW is the UK’s pay floor designed to protect as many low-paid workers as possible without hurting jobs or the economy. It is set annually…

EAT judgment provides clarity on agency workers rights

EAT judgment provides clarity on agency workers rights

Agency workers’ rights have been clarified through a judgment by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). The wide ranging judgment, looked at the proper scope of rights accrued under the Agency Workers Regulations…

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended

A further extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been announced by the Government. On 17 December 2020, the Chancellor announced the scheme will run until 30 April 2021. This means the…

Employment laws and a no deal Brexit

Employment laws and a no deal Brexit

As Brexit negotiators resume trade talks this week all the newspapers are telling us that this is going to be a decisive week of talks with large differences still remaining between the EU and UK negotiators. Any…