Employers that advertise for staff in the UK and insist they must speak a language other than English take significant legal risks. Recently, Suffolk company Supreme Nutrition advertised in a local job centre for a factory operative who "must be Polis More...04 November 2009 00:11
Refugees living in Wales are more highly qualified than people born there, according to a university study.
A report by the Centre for Migration Policy Research at Swansea University found that at least a quarter of refugees living in Wales had gain More...02 November 2009 09:12
The Conservatives will not lower entry criteria in the points-based immigration system to enable more highly-skilled migrants to work in the UK.
Damien Green, shadow minister for immigration, yesterday said he would push for more highly qualified More...08 October 2009 10:58
The attorney-general, Baroness Scotland (right), has not been far from the news headlines recently. She has probably done more to alert employers to the risks of employing illegal workers or failing to carry out appropriate document checks than any g More...07 October 2009 11:48
The Conservatives would launch a drive to push for more highly qualified migrants to come to the UK, if they come to power. Speaking at a Tory conference fringe meeting in Manchester, Shadow minister Damian Green said the party would keep the govern More...07 October 2009 11:13
Attorney general Baroness Scotland has been fined £5,000 after employing a housekeeper who was not legally allowed to work in the UK. The UK Border Agency said she took steps to check Tongan Loloahi Tapui's right to work but had not kept a copy More...23 September 2009 08:47
Businesses must not panic after the government announced it would introduce further measures to restrict the movement of migrant workers in a bid to protect British jobs, according to employers' bodies.
Earlier this week, the government doubled th More...11 September 2009 09:00
Pizza Hut and security firm G4S are confident their HR procedures are robust despite being fined for employing illegal workers.
Both firms insisted the incidents were isolated after the UK Border Agency fined more than 1,000 companies for employin More...26 August 2009 15:45
Skills shortages continue to afflict employers despite rising unemployment and could damage their competitiveness in the recovery.
Employers and recruitment agencies have warned that many positions, including those of head teachers, nuclear engine More...26 August 2009 08:23
Employers will find it more difficult to recruit skilled migrants from overseas if the government accepts proposals to further tighten up the immigration system, a law firm has warned.
Alarm bells were sounded by Speechly Bircham following a Migra More...21 August 2009 12:32
Retaining top talent from overseas needs to become a priority for HR if the UK is to prevent more skilled foreign workers from leaving the country, one expert has claimed.
More than 3 million immigrants to the UK in the past 30 years have subsequent More...07 August 2009 11:58
More than seven in 10 jobs created under the Labour government have been taken by foreign workers, according to a new report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The percentage of new jobs taken by those born overseas is More...01 July 2009 10:35
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Lobby groups want the Home Office to crack down on intra-company transfers as they say they are an abuse of immigration legislation
The Heyday age discrimination day court case date is set and the Personn More...26 June 2009 17:47
The number of employers prosecuted for hiring illegal immigrants has rocketed by 513%, according to Home Office figures. New laws introduced in February 2008 have led to a record 233 firms prosecuted for employing illegal immigrants. Before the legis More...24 June 2009 08:06
Up to 10,000 highly skilled migrants may be eligible for compensation after the High Court ruled that changes to the rules under which they originally entered the UK were unfair.
It is the second time the court has ruled that the changes which occu More...08 April 2009 13:52
Migrant workers employed in the construction industry are twice as likely to die at work compared to their British counterparts, a report has found.
A freedom of information request to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) revealed that 12 migrant w More...01 April 2009 10:28
It's time for the latest round of springtime legislation updates. We run through the key legal changes you need to be aware of - from the new Acas code, to increases in sick pay, maternity pay and statutory holiday. More...25 March 2009 11:03
Recruitment agencies have been caught operating an 'immigrants only' policy in one major city, a report out today has revealed. A study of migrant workers in Bristol and Hull by research organisation Centre for Cities found that in Hull, migrants a More...16 March 2009 09:05
Employers are only just getting to grips with the new points-based system (PBS) that governs people from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) working in the UK , yet home secretary Jacqui Smith announced that Tiers 1 and 2 of the PBS are now to be t More...06 March 2009 15:26
I am a sales consultant employed by an employment agency for which I have worked for less than a year. An important client wants me to provide him with white-only candidates. I am under pressure to get business as I am already behind budget and unlikely More...04 March 2009 00:00