Global Employment & Benefits

With a year now passed since Brexit, you may be surprised to see a post on this topic. However, it would seem that Brexit is still causing havoc when it comes to European Works Councils (EWCs) which had their headquarters in the UK pre-Brexit.

As the scope of EWCs is limited to the European Economic

We have commented before that, in the past year, there have been a large number of changes to the Right to Work (“RTW”) check process.  Much of this has been driven by the enforced move to remote and hybrid working caused by the pandemic.

As a reminder, RTW checks must be undertaken by employers on:

We will be featuring contributions from our global Employment and Benefits team on this blog, highlighting particular topics and issues of interest to UK employers with operations overseas.

The new year has started with a range of new COVID-19 measures in different jurisdictions. Here are two recent updates from our teams in France and Hong

James Perrott, Counsel at Mayer Brown in the Employment & Benefits practice of the London office, and Head of the firm’s Global Mobility & Migration practice in Europe, comments on the struggle European firms in London are facing to get European lawyers into the UK due to post-Brexit immigration issues. The article “Red Tape, Rising

In extremely welcome news, the Home Office has recently announced that the Covid-19 adjustment to the Right to Work (“RTW”) check process has been extended again.  Surprisingly, it has now been extended to 5 April 2022.  This is a move that is very much welcomed by employers, particularly in view of the new hybrid working

In an eagerly anticipated update, the Home Office has announced that the Covid-19 adjustment to the right to work check will no longer end on 20 June 2021 but will be extended to 1 September 2021.  Read here for our full blog post:

https://www.mobilework.law/2021/06/a-welcome-and-longer-than-expected-extension-to-the-covid-19-uk-right-to-work-check-concession/

During the COVID-19 pandemic, data privacy – and, in particular, employee data privacy – has been at the forefront of employers’ minds. In the last six months, employers across the globe have been required to give careful thought to a whole host of potential issues, from contact tracing apps to temperature and other health checks

A Legal and Practical Checklist for UK Employers whose staff wish to work from outside the UK

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began to impact working life in the UK in March 2020, the workplace has changed beyond recognition. In the UK, 60% of employees are now working from home (“WFH”) on a semi-permanent basis. Without