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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…

Digital assets and your Will

Digital assets and your Will

Have you included your ‘digital assets’ in your Will? A survey commissioned by The Law Society has found 93% of those people who have a Will, have not made any reference to their digital assets such as email…

Divorcing – think Pension outcomes after divorce

Divorcing – think Pension outcomes after divorce

As the third lockdown kicks in, are tensions at home rising? Family lawyers say divorce enquiries usually spike this week of the new year as a result of strained relations over the festive period, while divorce…

Brexit – what’s the impact for businesses?

Brexit – what’s the impact for businesses?

Wake Smith chairman John Baddeley looks at the latest Brexit news… With the UK's withdrawal from the European Union, what is the immediate impact for businesses? The fact that the UK secured a trade deal with…

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…

COVID-19 impact - delays in diagnosis of cancer

COVID-19 impact - delays in diagnosis of cancer

Clinical negligence specialists have warned COVID-19 continues to disrupt the early diagnosis of cancer in the population. Research by a number of organisations this year has shown that potential patients have…