Editorial for Newsletter #314Monday, October 13th, 2008
The new UK identity cards start to be issued in November, initially to foreign immigrants. This should be a good thing for employers as it will make it easier to provide themselves with the “statutory excuse” needed in order to avoid the very heavy penalties now being imposed on employers who engage illegal migrant workers. This week’s news item on this subject provides links to documents that explain how the new cards should be checked.
The Scottish Government has been busy issuing consultation documents. Three are considered this week, with proposals for a new right to time off for training, and for changes to the loss of earnings allowances paid to JPs and jurors.
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