Editor'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
Employers will be able to reduce costs when recruiting international talent if they can "frontload" next year's recruitment before April, says Sophie Barrett-Brown - head of the UK practice at Laura Devine Solicitors.
Significant employment law changes are anticipated for 2017, amid the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the Brexit referendum.
A number of resources have been updated to take into account new Home Office powers to close business premises if it suspects that the employer is employing workers illegally.
New FAQs cover the statutory requirement for customer-facing staff in the public sector to speak fluent English or Welsh.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to the recruitment and retention of foreign nationals.