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What's happening in immigration and employment law?

  • 25 April 2017
  • 9:00am - 10:30am (Registration and breakfast from 8:30am)
  • The Forbury Roseate Hotel, 26 The Forbury, Reading, RG1 3EJ
  • Entry: Free

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This session is timed to coincide with changes to the UK Immigration Rules that are expected to take effect on 6 April 2017.

With the expansion of criminal penalties under the Immigration Act 2016, it is more important than ever for all UK employers, and for licenced sponsors of skilled workers in particular, to stay on top of changes. We will be covering all the key developments during this briefing, including the new EEA Regulations 2016. We will also take a look at the ongoing implications of Brexit, including an overview of the routes that a post-Brexit immigration landscape might include. On the US front, Trump's executive orders have been causing much concern to travellers to the US. This event will include a brief discussion of the recent updates and general rules regulating business travel to the US.

Separately, one of our employment partners will discuss some important recent decisions by the Courts and Tribunals and highlight their practical implications for HR professionals. The topics will include how the expanding ‘gig economy’ is shining a spotlight on employment status, the risks of relying on prior disciplinary warnings when dismissing employees and how to assess whether or not an employee with ‘stress’ has a disability for the purposes of the Equality Act.

Event speakers

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Beenu Rudki

Immigration Director

I have been in Immigration practice for over sixteen years managing UK Business Immigration for start up’s, SME’s and leading global ...

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James Storke


I act for a range of national and international employers in a variety of sectors, including technology, advertising and marketing, ...

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Diana Okoeva

Head of US Immigration Practice

I head the US immigration practice at Lewis Silkin, representing a wide range of clients from start-ups to large multinational companies, ...

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