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14th December 2020

The New Points-Based System and “Low Skilled” Immigration

On 1 December 2020, the Government’s new points-based system was introduced and is now open for applications.  Employers will need to hold a Home Office Sponsor Licence to…

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4th December 2020

Extended Furlough Scheme

As you all should be aware, the Furlough Scheme has now been extended until the end of March 2021. The Government published a policy paper amending its Coronavirus…

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Managing data of staff and customers who may test positive or need to self-isolate

The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) classifies information about an employee's health as a "special category data". This means that it can only be processed by the employer…

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The potential impact of Brexit on Employment Law

A significant proportion of the UK's employment law comes from the EU, including discrimination rights, collective consultation obligations, transfer of undertakings regulations, family leave, working time regulations and…

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ACAS Early Conciliation period extended

Any employee or ex-employee contemplating an Employment Tribunal claim, must go through the ACAS Early Conciliation (EC) process, as a pre-condition before a claim can be filed. If…

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National minimum wage increases announced for April 2021

The UK government has accepted in full the Low Pay Commission's recommended increases to the national living wage (NLW) and national minimum wage (NMW) rates, to apply from…

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The real aims of redundancy

Redundancy dismissals mean that the employees who leave are no longer wanted.  It may be that their work is no longer needed, or that it can be done…

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10th November 2020

How will the Furlough Scheme extension work?

When the country first went into national lockdown in March 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak launched the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – better known as the ‘Furlough Scheme’. The…

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27th October 2020

Chambers UK Results 2021

Ellisons Solicitors is once again delighted to have been recommended within the Chambers UK directory. The firm has received notable mentions within the following practice areas: Corporate and…

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9th October 2020

Mental Health in the Workplace

1. What rights do employees have in the workplace when it comes to their mental health? It is good practice and makes business sense to show consideration for…

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