The Right of the Employer to Choose the Weekly Rest Period

Rest day

The Right of the Employer to Choose the Weekly Rest Period Maio Marques de Rosa v Varzim Sol   In Britain under regulation 11 of the Working Time Regulations 1998 a worker is entitled to at least one 24-hour period of uninterrupted time off work every week. The twenty-four hours must be consecutive but can… Continue reading

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Post-Leave Britain and the Skills’ Gap

Skill Gap

Post-Leave Britain and the Skills’ Gap   A recent report by those bean-counters at Deloitte found that the UK remains an attractive place to work for highly-skilled overseas workers, but, following Brexit, it argues that a measured immigration approach will be required.   The survey found that, of the 2242 EU and non-EU workers, around… Continue reading

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STRIKING A BALANCE – interests of employers and privacy expectations of employees

Employers

STRIKING A BALANCE – interests of employers and privacy expectations of employees The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has published a new assessment of the balance between legitimate interests of employers and the reasonable privacy expectations of employees in which it outlines the risk assessment posed by modern working practices where new technologies enable more… Continue reading

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Government sets out proposed ‘settled status’ for EU citizens

Preparation

Government sets out proposed ‘settled status’ for EU citizens   The Conservative government have formally outlined their proposal to allow EU citizens to remain in the UK after Brexit.   Under the proposals, EU citizens with five years’ continuous residence in the UK can apply for ‘settled status’. They will then be treated as UK… Continue reading

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Report finds that UK manufacturers need EU nationals in their workforce

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Report finds that UK manufacturers need EU nationals in their workforce A report by manufacturers’ organisation EEF have found that 64% of UK manufacturers recruit from Europe because there is not enough suitably qualified UK applicants for roles. Over three-quarters of businesses in this sector employ at least one EU worker.   European nationals make… Continue reading

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