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July 2017The General Data Protection Regulation and employee data: Good news for SMEs
Here are five pieces of good news for small and medium enterprises (“SMEs”) about handling employee data under the GDPR – including why it represents an opportunity for SMEs to strengthen employee engagement.
July 2017Diversity and inclusiveness – how can companies encourage a more gender diverse and inclusive global mobility programme?
As boards grow to recognize the power of diversity, many companies have either introduced a diversity and inclusion strategy or are looking to implement one in the near future. However, gender diversity is not reflected in globally mobile employee populations, suggesting a fundamental mismatch between employers’ diversity objectives, and their global mobility programmes.
July 2017The moving target of UK immigration policy: practical steps for workforce planning
UK immigration policy is a constantly moving target, amid the cut and thrust of Brexit negotiations. So where are we now, and how can employers do the right thing by their EEA workers and ensure effective workforce planning whilst there is so much uncertainty?
June 2017Religious attire: recent ruling clarifies legal position in Europe
In Europe, dress codes and other restrictions on appearance at work can cause legal problems for employers when they impact upon employees who adopt religious attire. A recent ruling has provided valuable clarification for European employers.
June 2017Reminder: UK stock plan filings due by July 6th 2017
The UK tax authorities’ (“HMRC”) submission deadline for annual filings in relation to employment-related securities for the 2016/17 tax year is midnight on July 6th 2017.
June 2017Brexit: some immigration myths busted
June 2017New immigration opportunities for overseas investors in the UK…
Despite the uncertainty introduced by Brexit and the general election, overseas investors into the UK may find it easier to bring staff to the UK under recent changes to the immigration rules..
June 2017Doing the right thing for your business and your EEA workers: practical steps for workforce planning
There are several steps businesses can take now to reduce uncertainty around immigration for EEA nationals, both for their own planning purposes, and to reassure and retain valued employees.
June 2017Business immigration knowns and unknowns: the state of play
It’s an uncertain world for businesses which rely on non-UK workers. With the forthcoming general election and, of course, Brexit, it is clear that the UK immigration environment is certain to change over the coming years.
June 2017Top 5 administration errors affecting UK share plans
The advantages of employee share plans for both employees and employers are well known. However, many of the advantages of shares plans can be undermined by mistakes in the way they are implemented. We have outlined the most common administration errors we have come across when advising clients on their share plans.