Calculating holiday pay is one of the more complex aspects of being an employer. Many UK employment lawyers will have advised on the different scenarios that arise – and the question of whether voluntary overtime should be included in the calculation for holiday pay has now been considered by the employment Appeal Tribunal.
If your permission to stay in the UK is based on your relationship with someone else – a British citizen or someone who has permission to be in the UK because of the visa that they hold, if that relationship comes to an end, you may no longer have permission to be in the UK.
One of the latest whistleblowing cases to hit the headlines, and one which the best employment lawyers will be keeping a close eye on, is a challenge based on beliefs. Our UK employment lawyers take a look at the whistleblowing legislation and this case, in which the vegan claimant argues that his philosophical belief in ethical veganism should be protected under the Equality Act.
As many of the best employment lawyers in London will confirm, providing a reference for an employee has become something of an onerous task.
While may in the UK have been shocked at stories of the Trump administration’s separation of migrant children from their parents as they cross into the USA, immigration solicitors in London and those involved in immigration bail applications will not be surprised by the latest reports that the British government is itself responsible
Many people coming to the UK with concerns about their immigration status will worry about receiving medical care from a GP if they fall ill. Our immigration lawyers regularly advise people coming to the UK about their rights, and we have recently helped a client who was having difficulty registering with a GP.
Here in the UK we love a bit of sunshine. In London, office workers fill the parks and green spaces taking lunch breaks far more enthusiastically than ever before, topping up tans before heading back to their desks. But what can an employer do if employees take longer than they are supposed to, or take breaks at unscheduled times.
By Teni Shahiean and Hans Sok Appadu
Revelations that the Windrush scandal has impacted far more widely than initially publicised, affecting more than just those from the Caribbean but nationals of other Commonwealth countries, come as no surprise to Legal 500 recommended immigration firm OTS Solicitors.
By Stephen Slater of OTS Solicitors
On Friday 22nd June, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced more details on the scheme that will allow EU citizens to obtain settled status in the UK post-Brexit.
Following the release of more details of the UK Government’s scheme for a streamlined application process to grant EU citizens in the UK settled status to safeguard their position following the UK’s departure from the EU, our EEA immigration solicitors here at OTS Solicitors take a look at the post-
Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, has revealed more detail about the scheme that will be put in place to allow EU citizens living in the UK to obtain settled status once the UK leaves the EU. Speaking to the House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee on 21 June 2018, he explained that the default position of the government was to grant, not refuse settled status.
EU citizens living in the UK will be asked 3 ‘simple questions’
- To prove their ID
The global refugee crisis is never far from the news these days and continues to be used as a political football – particularly in the UK where Brexit seems to have exacerbated the debate.
As we reported a couple of weeks ago, OTS Solicitors were thrilled to have been awarded the business immigration Firm of the Year - UK award by Corporate Insider. The award itself has now arrived, reminding us of what a great honour this is - real recognition of all the hard work the team has put in since 2014 when OTS Solicitors was founded by Oshin Shahiean and Teni Shahiean.
By Vishal Makol of OTS Solicitors
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As the Government issue figures indicating that penalties for employing illegal workers in the UK hit nearly £12 million in the last quarter of 2017, our immigration solicitors and UK employment lawyers look at right to work checks and how to get them right to avoid falling foul of the rules and facing similar penalties.