The points-based immigration system has created an overwhelming burden on employers, who are struggling to understand and comply with the rules, an education provider has warned. Amanda Harris, head of HR at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, sa More...02 June 2008 00:01
The Workers Registration Scheme (WRS) should be scrapped, according to an alliance of employers, unions and migrant groups. The TUC, the Association of Labour Providers, the National Farmers Union (NFU) and the Federation of Poles in Great Brit More...21 May 2008 11:06
Tighter immigration laws coming into effect this autumn will lead to confusion among employers, with HR professionals effectively becoming an unpaid border police force, experts have warned.
The Home Office last week set out the new rules for 'skil More...09 May 2008 14:50
HR news and analysis including:
An exclusive interview with Amit Kapadia, executive director of HSMP Forum, outside the High Court in London - on the landmark ruling which stated the government acted unlawfully in changing rules to More...11 April 2008 16:19
Poland's government has launched a fresh bid to lure workers back home by scrapping a law that made them liable for tax in both the UK and Poland, turning many into tax exiles.
Officials have estimated Poland needs to lure 200,000 workers back into More...11 April 2008 15:18
Campaigners opposing the government's changes to the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) have won their High Court battle.
A judge ruled this morning that changes made by immigration minister Liam Byrne in November 2006 were unfair becau More...08 April 2008 11:18
The number of non-EU IT professionals entering the UK to work has increased by 14% in the past year, new research reveals.
Statistics released by the Association of Technology Staffing Companies (ATSCo) found that 38,450 work permits were issued to More...14 March 2008 09:44
"The time has come," the Walrus said, "to talk of many things
"Of shoes and ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings ."
A landmark speech intended to encourage debate on the skills shortage perhaps? Or utter nonsense, spoken by a w More...10 March 2008 12:46
But what exactly does the new-look immigration system hold in store for UK employers? The government's overhaul of UK immigration started last week (29 February) with the introduction of the new points-based system. The new rules will mean that bu More...03 March 2008 10:00
HR news and analysis including:
Features editor Jo Faragher interviews HR directors on the future of talent management, how it can be measured and where its future lies
A breakdown of the new illegal working and h More...29 February 2008 16:14
Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 , which currently sets out the law on prevention of illegal migrant working in the UK, will be repealed and replaced on 29 February 2008 by Sections 15 to 25 of the Immigration, Asylum and N More...25 February 2008 17:13
The latest crackdown on rogue employers who knowingly recruit illegal migrant workers is sure to be a major priority for HR over the next few months.
Under the new legislation, introduced on 29 February, employers that knowingly hire illegal migrant More...15 February 2008 08:37
The French government has adopted a number of decrees to provide more details as to how, in practice, some of the provisions of the existing statute on immigration will be applied. The statute created the temporary carte de séjour (residence permit) wit More...15 February 2008 08:35
This week's HR news and analysis programme includes a special guide to new illegal worker legislation. Louisa Peacock interviews Richard Port, partner and head of employment at Clarion Solicitors, about the introduction on 29 February of fines and po More...08 February 2008 14:54
Prime minister Gordon Brown has been accused of "hypocrisy" over his India visit , as the government plays for time in its legal dispute with campaigners representing skilled migrants.
The likelihood of a Judicial Review this month into cha More...28 January 2008 10:25
Human resources news and analysis including:
a look at what 2008 has in prospect for employers
the first major tribunal outcome of the year - a heterosexual employee has won damages regarding her sexual orientation
a new government cam More...04 January 2008 13:35
Watford footballer Al Bangura has been granted a last-minute reprieve from deportation to Sierra Leone after immigration minister Liam Byrne ordered an independent panel to consider his case for a work permit. Bangura was granted asylum from wa More...20 December 2007 12:40
Klusova v London Borough of Hounslow An employer's genuine, but mistaken, belief that continuing to employ a foreign national would breach immigration legislation was capable of amounting to "some other substantial reason" for the purpose of defen More...11 December 2007 08:00
The new points-based system will herald in increased obligations and hefty penalties to potential sponsoring employers.
A radical overhaul of immigration is being phased in next year, so employers that hire overseas nationals will need to get to gri More...11 December 2007 08:00
Skilled migrants won a significant victory in the High Court on Friday when a judge backed their claim for a full hearing into controversial changes to their visas.
An initial hearing ruled there was evidence the government had breached human rights More...03 December 2007 16:37