All items: Foreign nationals

  • Illegal working: when an employee loses the right to work in the UK

    Date:
    20 September 2016

    An employer that discovers that an employee no longer has the right to work in the UK, or that immigration permission is due to expire, needs to take action to avoid criminal and civil penalties.

  • Employment law changes: October 2016 and beyond

    Date:
    15 September 2016

    The autumn months promise to be a busy period for HR practitioners as they get to grips with a host of employment law changes. Bar Huberman sets out the top 10 upcoming legislative changes that employers need to be ready for, even though many implementation dates have yet to be confirmed.

  • Brexit: practical five-point checklist for employers

    Date:
    6 September 2016

    As Theresa May rejects the idea of a points-based immigration scheme for EU workers, employers continue to face uncertainty as to the long-term impact of the Brexit vote on UK employment laws. We provide a practical checklist to help employers prepare for the UK's departure from the EU.

  • Right to work checks need to consider discrimination risks

    Date:
    3 August 2016

    Immigration raids at branches of Byron hamburger restaurants have brought employers' right to work checks into focus. We examine what you can do to ensure your pre-employment processes are compliant, while avoiding discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.

  • Immigration Act changes: how can organisations get their house in order?

    Date:
    8 July 2016

    Employers face tougher fines and even the prospect of a jail term as tougher new rules on employing illegal workers are introduced next week. Laura Devine, managing partner of immigration law specialists Laura Devine Solicitors, considers the implications of changes to the Immigration Act.

  • How will Brexit affect employers with EEA workers?

    Date:
    6 July 2016

    Kerry Garcia and Jackie Penlington from Stevens & Bolton LLP consider how the UK's exit from the EU might affect workers from the wider European Economic Area.

  • Illegal working civil penalties: Home Office targets larger firms

    Date:
    1 July 2016

    In the second half of 2015 alone, the Home Office issued 1,217 illegal working civil penalties to businesses, equating to £21.6 million in fines. Civil penalties have now become a prized revenue stream for the Home Office and, as immigration solicitor Anne Morris explains, it seems as though it is large employers that are increasingly footing the bill.

  • Immigration Act 2016: changes to illegal working offences from 12 July

    Date:
    31 May 2016

    Changes to illegal working offences introduced by the Immigration Act 2016 come into effect on 12 July 2016, under new Regulations.

  • Are Tier 2 migrants no longer welcome in Britain?

    Date:
    1 May 2016

    Does the Migration Advisory Committee's recent report mean that Tier 2 migrants are no longer welcome in the UK? Jackie Penlington, senior associate at Stevens and Bolton, looks at the evidence.

  • Ten tips to avoid immigration fines when hiring foreign workers

    Date:
    19 April 2016

    Immigration fines for employing illegal workers by way of the civil penalty regime have seen employer's fines increase, both in number and value, since their introduction in 2008. Tijen Ahmet, solicitor at SA Law, offers ten tips for avoiding a fine.

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Legal guidance: HR and legal information and guidance relating to the recruitment and retention of foreign nationals.