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    Business Immigration Law Services

    Talented foreign workers can bring a wealth of skills and experience to your business. However, if you’re not approved to employ foreign workers or fail to follow the rules around immigration compliance and rights to work, you could put your business at risk of legal action.

    Our expert team provides immigration law support for SMEs across the UK. We can help with areas including sponsorship of workers from overseas, contracts of employment and prevention of illegal working, Home Office compliance, and much more in between.

    We also offer half and full-day Essential Business Immigration Law for SMEs courses to help business owners, managers and teams develop their knowledge of immigration law and how it applies to your business.

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      Immigration Compliance Audits for Businesses

      Our expert business immigration law team can conduct a full immigration compliance audit if your business employs, or plans to employ, workers from overseas.

      An immigration compliance audit will ensure your business establishes a robust legal approach to employing foreign workers and that you are fulfilling your legal obligations as an employer or sponsor.

      An immigration compliance audit can support with areas including:

      – Right to work document checking systems and processes: including which documents are acceptable, when documents are checked, how copies are annotated and stored, and diarising further required checks
      – Ensuring employment contracts are adequate: in terms of immigration compliance and mitigating risks of impending changes in UK immigration policy
      – Contractual clauses and policies: and ensuring these are immigration compliant
      – Advising on GDPR risks/obligations: including right to work processes and systems in place
      – Compliance review: in accordance with UK visas and immigration and Home Office requirements
      – Advising on processes to avoid discrimination: whilst complying with Prevention of Illegal Working requirements
      – Review of systems addressing sponsorship requirements: including minimum skill levels, minimum salary levels, advertising and recruitment obligations, a sponsor’s duty to keep records of recruitment and employment, and a sponsor’s duty to report to the Home Office on events relating to a migrant’s employment.

      Specialist Immigration Law Support Services

      Business immigration law can be a complex topic, and many small and medium-sized businesses need help to ensure legal compliance.

      Howarths provides detailed, efficient and commercially focused business immigration law support services delivered by a team of experts who are the best in their field.

      Instructing immigration law support from Howarths means you can rest assured your business is in the best, most experienced hands.

      Specialist areas of business immigration we can support with include:

      Right to Work in the UK –
      Prevention of Illegal working –
      Contracts of Employment and Employment Documentation, including – policies and workflow
      Immigration and Coronavirus including furloughing sponsored –
      employees and the adjusted Home office compliance rules
      Employer sponsorship applications –
      Employer sponsorship obligations (including Resident Labour Market – Testing and ongoing obligations)
      Preparing a business for Brexit and for securing the rights of EU staff –
      UK Immigration policy –
      Points Based System (current system and new system for 2021) –
      Home Office Policy –
      Recruitment and vetting of Visa national employees –
      TUPE and Immigration Law: Sponsorship obligations –
      For each of these areas, our team can provide a general advisory service –
      or bespoke, specific services.

      Our team of specialists are ready to help your business today

      Arrange a free consultation now

      Immigration Law Training for Businesses and Managers

      Does your business employ foreign workers? Perhaps you plan to recruit from oversease as your company grows? If so, making sure your management team has a good understanding of basic immigration law is essential.

      Howarths delivers half and full-day business immigration law courses and workshops for businesses employing or considering employing workers from outside the UK.

      Just some of the content covered in our half-day course includes:

      An outline of the current immigration status (legally/politically) at the time of the course
      – EEA nationals: what options are open to EEA nationals living in the UK?- – EU Settlement Scheme
      – Visitors: what business activity is permitted in the UK?
      – GDPR implications of right to work checks
      – Non-sponsored visas: who can work without an employer sponsor?
      – Points-based system: an outline of each Tier of current and new systems
      – Right to work checks: criminal and civil liability
      – Discrimination in recruitment: when candidate screening becomes a risk
      – Terminations: balancing immigration risk with fair decision-making
      – Civil and criminal penalties: what could your organisation be liable for?
      – Enforcement notices: when issued and how to respond
      – Data protection: key points on disclosing information to UK Visas and Immigration.

      The following content is added for our full-day course:

      – Specific duties of sponsor licence holders
      – Detailed aspects of the points-based system
      – Tier 2 sponsor licence: obtaining/renewing your licence and key personnel requirements **
      – Tier 2 intra-company transfers: your sub-categories and applicable thresholds **
      – Tier 2 general: relevant criteria and conducting a resident labour market test. **

      ** Content dependent upon whether discussion is about current or new points-based systems

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