With so much change in UK immigration legislation and so much uncertainty over the ‘Brexit effect’, SA Law has developed an employment immigration service that keeps you compliant and informed and helps you to plan strategically for the future.
Based in London and St Albans, our immigration solicitors can advise on any immigration objective or challenge, from single applications to global mobility planning.
Immigration is the hot legal topic of our time, but this hasn’t been great news for employers. The burden of compliance now rests firmly on your shoulders, with an obligation to ensure every staff member is legally able to work in the UK.
Here are just some of your immigration obligations we can advise on:
- Hiring individuals from outside the UK/EEA including, where applicable, advising on the rules for advertising vacancies, salary thresholds, skill level etc
- Completing Right to Work checks before hiring
- Complying with Home Office duties of record keeping, including up-to-date contact details
- Tracking holidays, sickness, absence and time spent working away from your premises
- Updating the Home Office about changes in title, salary, job description, location and visa type
- Updating the Home Office about changes to your organisation, such as location and key personnel.
We advise on the Points Based System, including entrepreneur and investor visas under Tier 1, highly skilled migrants, sponsored skilled workers, intra-company transfers and sports persons under Tier 2. We also assist with visas for temporary workers, and youth mobility scheme visas under Tier 5.
HOW DO WE HELP YOU?
SA Law’s immigration service gives you everything you need to become compliant, and remain compliant. We advise on all aspects of immigration law, with a particular focus on the five key requirements that are assessed during a Home Office immigration audit.
We can assist with new hires and visa extensions, and update you on forthcoming changes in law so you won’t get caught out. Our immigration helpline can be used as often as you need, from quick queries to in-depth consultations.
Our service also includes a mock immigration audit to expose any issues, and we can represent you at official Home Office immigration audits as well. We can also train your management and HR personnel so they are able to deal with immigration matters confidently on a day-to-day basis.
IT'S GOOD TO BEAR IN MIND
Penalties for non-compliance have greatly increased, and now include having your sponsor licence revoked, employee visa restrictions, a £20,000 fine for every illegal worker you hire, and an unlimited fine. It can even lead to criminal prosecution if it can be proved that you hired illegal workers knowingly or with reasonably ground to believe that they did not have the right to work in the UK.
It’s worth a quick chat
Contact us to find out how you could benefit. We are well known for our genuine dedication to our clients and we provide straightforward advice that you can put into practice straight away.
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