Blacks Solicitors’ Business Immigration team understand that immigration is a fast-paced area of law and that you might not always have the time to keep on top of the latest developments.
Whether it is advising on the prevention of illegal working, assisting with Sponsor Licence compliance, or the latest developments around Brexit, our Business Immigration team can provide you and your business with the support that you need.
Some of the common areas which HR teams seek our guidance on are:
Brexit is of particular concern to businesses which currently employ, or are in the future likely to seek to recruit, EU nationals.
All EU nationals will have to register under the EU Settlement Scheme. However, many EU nationals will be able to naturalise as British citizens and thereby secure the strongest form of leave and protection against future uncertainty.
We can help you to secure the best possible immigration status for each migrant employee, whether this is achieved through guidance around registration under the EU Settlement Scheme or on how to obtain British Citizenship.
Our team can liaise directly with your HR team, and directors, on relevant provisions so that you can provide guidance to your staff.
We can also provide workshops for affected employees and advise them directly on how best to secure their status.
Right to Work
Employers receive heavy penalties if found to be employing an illegal migrant without having done a correct Right to Work check (the Home Office issued fines worth over £13m in illegal working penalties during 2018).
The ‘Prevention of Illegal Working’ regime changes frequently and is likely to become even more prominent in the future, according to a Government White Paper on the UK’s future immigration system.
It is essential that checks are done properly and in accordance with the latest guidance.
Blacks can assist you by making sure you are kept abreast of all the latest developments around immigration and by helping you to ensure you have proper systems and processes in place.
If you receive a Civil Penalty Notice then we can advise you on whether to challenge the Notice or if you are better to cooperate and mitigate the loss. Where appropriate we can also guide you through the process of challenging the Notice.
Sponsor Licence Support
As well as assisting with a Sponsor Licence Application, we can provide ongoing support to help you maintain your Licence and ensure compliance with your sponsor duties and responsibilities.
For more information about how our Business Immigration team can support you and your business, or for a free no obligation discussion, please email or call us today on 0113 322 2842.