Firms employing foreign nationals need to ensure they are up to date with legislation, say solicitors Jamie Cameron and Ian Taylor.
The number of foreign nationals employed in the UK has been rising steadily over the past few years. Recent statistic More...10 June 2013 00:01
Olympics fever has meant that 2012 has been a boom year for the number of foreign nationals working in the UK, particularly in London. But as supermarket giant Tesco faces a potential six-figure fine for illegally employing foreign students at More...03 September 2012 10:33
Annabel Mace of Hammonds LLP concludes a series of articles providing an update on employing foreign workers with a checklist for employers on surviving a UK Border Agency (UKBA) audit. Employers that sponsor foreign workers under the points- More...22 February 2011 10:40
The Government yesterday confirmed that the main provisions of the Equality Act 2010 will come into force on 1 October 2010, and has made transitional provisions concerning discriminatory acts occurring before 1 October. On 1 October, the elements o More...22 September 2010 13:20
The number of non-EU workers entering the UK will be capped for the rest of the year, the home secretary has confirmed.
Announcing a 12-week consultation with businesses on how the permanent immigration cap will be delivered, Theresa May said an int More...28 June 2010 16:50
Skills shortages across key sectors will be exacerbated by the government's proposed immigration cap, leaving organisations struggling to cope, industry figures have warned. The government intends to push ahead with its annual cap on non-EU migrants More...03 June 2010 15:12
The new coalition government must consult employers before introducing a migration cap, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has urged.
The HR professional body highlighted "deep concerns" about the imposition of a cap o More...13 May 2010 12:50
HR news and analysis including:
The main political parties’ immigration policies, and the potential implications for employers
The growing problem of workplace stress and what employers need to do to tackle it.
Presenter Tara Craig is joi More...30 April 2010 17:22
The second election TV debate last night saw the topic of immigration and migrant workers take centre stage again as the three would-be prime ministers battled out their policies on the issue.
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg proposed an amnesty f More...23 April 2010 09:18
The outlook for migrants to the UK is not quite as bleak as your article 'Immigration changes may lead to future skills exodus from UK' ( Personnel Today , 13 April) suggests.
While the UK Border Agency (UKBA) will now no longer allow staff on the i More...22 April 2010 16:51
The industry body representing hospitality employers has criticised Gordon Brown's pledge to stop non-EU chefs coming to work in the UK.
In last week's historic TV debate, the prime minister vowed that a future Labour government would prevent worker More...21 April 2010 10:48
Nearly 1,000 illegal immigrants have been employed at one of the country's largest NHS private contractors, it has emerged.
An audit by the UK Border Agency of a few health service contracts with ISS Mediclean in the south-east of England found More...15 April 2010 09:33
Multinational firms have rushed to the defence of immigration changes introduced last week, claiming the new rules will "make no difference" to UK employers' ability to attract overseas talent.
The new rules, which came into effect on 6 April, mean More...13 April 2010 16:49
Changes to the points-based immigration system amount to "exploitation" of migrant workers and could lead to a future skills exodus in the UK, experts have warned.
The adjustments, which came into effect this week, mean skilled migrants seeking to More...09 April 2010 08:33
Skilled migrant workers could be put off coming to work in the UK following further changes to the points-based immigration system.
Tier 2 migrants seeking to transfer between countries and work at their company's British offices will no longer be More...06 April 2010 17:03
Legal experts fear upcoming changes in immigration rules will damage the UK economy. Kerry Garcia , senior associate and Adam Landy , associate, employment and immigration team at law firm Stevens & Bolton LLP, argue the point.
The phrase 'Bri More...08 January 2010 13:30
Almost 30,000 non-EU technology workers came to the UK last year, sent to work for their companies' subsidiaries here under intra-company transfers .
Most (70%) came from India, according to the Times .
Many of the new arrivals came for More...05 January 2010 08:58
Nearly 350 illegal immigrants have been working for the government in some of the country's most sensitive offices, including the UK Border Agency, it has been disclosed. An investigation by a Sunday newspaper found that Whitehall, councils and NHS More...04 January 2010 08:44
Pre-employment checks designed to prevent abuse of children and vulnerable people in the UK will not include periods when either UK ex-patriots or migrant workers worked overseas, according to the government's child protection adviser.
Thousands of More...15 December 2009 08:49
PeopleChecking , part of NorthgateArinso, has teamed up with world leading passport scanning company 3M Rochford Thompson to simplify right to work checks for employers.
From January 2010 employers equipped with a 3M passport scanner and access t More...11 December 2009 16:54