Brexodus: How Brexit related relocations are affecting employers

brexit and relocating

Office relocations could be all the talk. One Brexit result could be that UK firms holding “passporting” rights to operate throughout the European Economic Area may lose those rights.  Currently, a considerable number of UK financial services firms rely on such rights. If the rights disappeared, firms would then have no choice but to set …

The Pilot who used Jabba the Hutt as his referee: How to spot and deal with fake references

How to spot and deal with fake references

According to research by the Risk Advisory Group, more than half of CVs submitted by job applicants contain lies or inaccuracies. These range from gaps in employment history to false claims regarding qualifications and failure to mention fraud committed against previous employers.  One of the areas most fraught with difficulty for potential employers is the …

Who’s Left Holding the Baby? Why Everything May Be About to Change for Shared Parental Leave

Why everything may be about to change for shared parental leave

Since the introduction of the scheme in 2015, only 2% of eligible parents have taken up the opportunity to share their parental leave, according to figures from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Organisations with 250 staff or more are being urged to publish their shared parental leave policies on their websites to …

What’s The Next Move? The Potential Impact of Brexit on UK Employment Law

Following the resignation of David Davis as Brexit secretary, the impact of the government’s plan for Brexit appears more uncertain than ever. Amid speculation that the consensus reached between Cabinet ministers last Friday has now collapsed, it is unclear what direction the coming negotiations with EU representatives will take and what concessions the UK government …

The Rising Tide of Tribunal Claims – Is Your Business Prepared For The ‘Sue-nami?’

The Rising Tide of Tribunal Claims

Recently published figures reveal that since the abolition of Employment Tribunal fees by the government last summer, claims to the Employment Tribunal have risen by 90 percent. Employment Tribunal claim fees were introduced in 2013. The stated intention of the fees was to cut down on cases which would ultimately be deemed by the court …