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  • Demystifying the EU Pay Transparency Directive for UK employers

    28 November 2023

    To address the gender pay gap across its member states, the EU recently approved the Pay Transparency Directive (2023/970/EU). The Directive introduces reporting requirements and obliges employers to take steps to address pay inequalities, and must be transposed into national legislation by 7 June 2026. Rocio Carracedo Lopez, international legal editor at XpertHR, examines the new rules and discusses their implications for employers operating across the EU - and in the UK.

  • The Retained EU Law Bill: No "bonfire" but plenty of subtle shifts ahead

    15 May 2023

    As recent headlines have announced, the scope of the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill, which initially threatened a "bonfire" of EU laws, has been significantly narrowed. But there may still be major changes ahead for employers, says consultant editor Darren Newman.

  • Three years on, how has Brexit impacted the workforce?

    9 February 2023

    31 January marked the third anniversary of the UK leaving the EU and an end to freedom of movement for workers. What impact has Brexit had on right to work routes for employers and what does the future hold? Jonathan Beech, managing director of Migrate UK, says agility is crucial.

  • HR talking point: What is next for employment law?

    5 October 2022

    In the current political climate, it seems foolish to make predictions about the Government's future policy in relation to employment law. But amidst widespread speculation about a "bonfire of rights", it is worth looking at what the Government has so far said and done that might indicate the direction of travel, according to consultant editor Darren Newman.

  • Three key implications of remote working for sponsors of migrant workers

    3 August 2021

    We discuss the key UK immigration considerations of remote working for sponsor licence holders, working through specific case studies.

  • Changing immigration rules and how employers can benefit

    6 April 2021

    Revisions to the immigration rules and specifically the points-based system in light of Brexit have kickstarted a huge shift in how employers hire, writes Jonathan Beech of Migrate UK.

  • Brexit and UK employment law

    18 January 2021

    Now that the UK and the EU have agreed on the position of the UK post-Brexit, HR is left wondering what this means for UK employment law in 2021 and beyond. Consultant editor Darren Newman considers the impact of Brexit not only on retained EU legislation, but also on EU case law.

  • Managing international business travel during coronavirus and Brexit

    29 October 2020

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has made business travel increasingly complex, and the end of the Brexit transition period could complicate it further. Louise Haycock and Heidi Cook of Fragomen outline the key issues that employers need to consider when employees undertake international travel for work.

  • Post-Brexit recruitment realities

    29 September 2020

    The new post-Brexit immigration system comes into force in January 2021, but employers need to start making plans now to ensure they are able to access the talent they need. Nick Martindale reports.

  • The new immigration system for the UK

    30 June 2020

    The Brexit transition period is due to end on 31 December 2020, with no indication that this will be extended in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. European nationals who arrive in the UK from 1 January 2021 will require immigration permission to work here.

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