Immigration law is complex and an area currently continuing to undergo a radical overhaul, following changes to the UK’s immigration system last Autumn.
Employers need to be aware of these significant changes and ensure that their policies and procedures are adapted accordingly in order to ensure that they comply with their obligations to prevent illegal working (and protect themselves from potential substantial penalties), but also put themselves in the best position possible to be able to attract and recruit talent from across the globe. Applications to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) are only open until 30 June 2021, and after this time any employee from the European Economic Area (EEA) who is eligible to apply but has either not applied or not been successful with their application under the EUSS may not be eligible to continue to work in the UK. Similarly, migrant workers from the EEA seeking to enter the UK for work after 1 January 2021, may not be eligible to do so without having an appropriate visa, or being sponsored by their prospective employer.
Join our employment and business immigration lawyer, Amy Sergison, and head of our employment team, Chris Maddock for an hour long webinar designed to demystify changes to the immigration regime and explain what employers need to know, do and prepare for, now.
The session is designed to be flexible and support you to understand your obligations as an employer in the new immigration regime, and answer your queries. During the session, Amy and Chris will aim to answer your questions on all aspects of business immigration law, as well as giving an overview of:
- Undertaking right to work checks for all employees and the prevention of illegal working;
- The EU Settlement Scheme and employment of workers from the European Economic Area pre and post 30 June 2021;
- Sponsoring skilled workers and the sponsorship process, including employer obligations under a sponsor licence; and
- Alternatives to sponsoring skilled workers, including the new post study work visa open for applications from migrant workers from 1 July 2021.
Who should attend?
HR professionals, owner/ managers, school business managers and anyone involved in dealing with employee issues within their organisation.