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Webinar: National Living Wage / National Minimum Wage & Immigration


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Following the vote to leave the EU in June 2016, the prospect of Brexit-related labour shortages is a particular concern for the food and drink sector. The sector has a strong reliance on EU labour at all skill levels, particularly in those roles where, for a variety of reasons, there is difficulty in recruiting at a local level.

This webinar will look at the proposals for the future status of EU nationals, but of perhaps more greater concern, the Government’s potential post-Brexit immigration policy for EU nationals, incorporating any commentary arising out of the forthcoming Migration Advisory Committee’s report on the impact of the UK’s departure from the EU on the labour market and how the UK’s immigration system should be aligned with a modern industrial strategy.

It will also focus on hot topics in employment and immigration law for the food and drink sector: the national living wage; and potential Brexit-related labour shortages.
We will ask if you are subconsciously breaching the National Living Wage regulations, for example by requiring workers to provide any item of uniform, allowing participation in salary sacrifice arrangements, operating annualised hours contracts, paying deposits for lockers/ uniforms, or early starts and late departures to start up/ shut down equipment or for compulsory bag searches. HMRC are increasingly proactive in auditing businesses for NLW compliance and Squire Patton Boggs recommends that businesses start reviewing their practices now.

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Organiser: Reema Patel, 0207 4207208, reema.patel@fdf.org.uk