The latest employment and immigration updates - April 2024

Ashfords’ employment team continues to update you on some of the key employment and immigration developments. 

Our experts provide you with updates from across the sector, including what actions employers need to take as a result of changes to the employment law, working time regulations and the skilled worker sponsorship. We also advise how employers can protect important staff data from competitors.  

Please get in touch if you would like a fixed price quote for updating your staff handbook or policies in light of these changes.

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Employment law update: what actions do employers need to take?

There have been some changes to employment law that will affect all UK employers. Our guide highlights these changes and what action employers may need to take as a result.

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Simplifying holiday pay: a guide to government changes to holiday pay and entitlement in 2024

On 1 January 2024, the government introduced changes to the working time regulations. This article looks through the changes and highlights the important steps employers need to take to comply with the new regulations.

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Immigration update: changes for work sponsors

Following the home secretary’s announcement in December 2023, a number of changes to skilled worker sponsorship take effect from today, 4 April 2024.

This article highlights what is changing, whether applicants can still benefit from previous immigration rules and how the changes will affect existing sponsored workers.

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Post-termination restrictions for partners and senior team members

If an employee or partner has knowledge of your clients, your confidential know-how and techniques, your strategic plans and staff data could be attractive to a competitor within your sector. 

This article explains the types of restrictions that firms can implement to protect such information, as well as important points to consider when taking action.

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Data protection webinar: privacy considerations for workplace monitoring

On 23 April we hosted the latest webinar in our data protection series, exploring the key privacy considerations for workplace monitoring. We also look at the steps that employers need to take to ensure that any workplace monitoring complies with UK data protection laws.

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