Foreign nationals

Clio SpringerEditor's message: There are restrictions on the employment of workers from outside the European Economic Area and employers that wish to recruit a foreign national who is subject to immigration control to work in the UK, must comply with the points-based immigration system.

Employers that want to employ foreign nationals as skilled workers under tier 2 of the points-based system must have a sponsor licence from the Home Office. An employer that fails to comply with its sponsor duties risks having its licence revoked.

Clio Springer, senior employment law editor

Latest items in Foreign nationals

  • Date:
    20 September 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    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.

  • Podcast: Employees who no longer have the right to work in the UK

    Date:
    16 September 2016
    Type:
    Audio and video

    We discuss how employers should deal with a situation in which an employee no longer has the right to work in the UK.

  • Podcast: Dealing with an employee who no longer has the right to work in the UK

    Date:
    16 September 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    We discuss how employers should deal with the situation when an employee no longer has the right to work in the UK, while complying with their employment law obligations.

  • Date:
    15 September 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    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.

  • Employees who no longer have the right to work in the UK

    Date:
    8 September 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    This new "how to" guide provides practical guidance on dealing with the situation in which an employee no longer has the right to work in the UK, while complying with employment law obligations.

  • Date:
    6 September 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    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.

  • How to deal with an employee who no longer has the right to work in the UK

    Type:
    How to

    Practical guidance on dealing with the situation in which an employee no longer has the right to work in the UK, including guidance on avoiding illegal working, fair dismissal, the 28-day grace period and the Home Office employer checking service.

  • Date:
    3 August 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    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.

  • Brexit webinar: Employment law and immigration implications

    Date:
    22 July 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    Listen to our panellists discuss what Brexit means for employment law in the UK and for EEA nationals living in the UK, and give practical guidance on how HR practitioners can prepare for what lies ahead.

  • Webinar: Brexit - what now for HR?

    Date:
    14 July 2016
    Type:
    Audio and video

    Darren Newman and Annabel Mace discuss the implications of Britain's vote to leave the EU for HR, including the impact on employment legislation and employees' immigration status.