The Home Office has announced that the temporary changes to right to work checks will be further extended until 5 April 2022.
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At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Home Office implemented temporary adjustments allowing for different means to confirm an employee's right to work in the UK. These are due to end this summer, and with Brexit, where the employment of an individual takes place and that person does not have permission to work in the UK, fines of up to £20,000 per illegal worker can easily occur.
With it now being less than one month until the expiry of the Brexit transition period (ending at 11pm on 31 December 2020), it is more important than ever for employers to consider the practical changes that will come into effect for employing workers from overseas come 1 January 2021 and how these changes will impact their business and their employment practices.
The Scottish Government has revealed that only 42% of the estimated total number of EU nationals living in Scotland have applied to the EU Settlement Scheme. With Scotland's agricultural and food processing sectors highly reliant on EU labour, action is needed to ensure our workforces remain available and settled.
The growing list of case law relating to holiday pay calculations has been added to yet again after the Court of Appeal ruled in a case relating to a music teacher employed on a zero hours contract. The case is likely to have large implications across various sectors.