Immigration Remote Refresh
With the closure of visa application centres and other immigration-related services, and tight restrictions on movement around the world, the day-to-day business immigration landscape has changed drastically.
We have created a dedicated COVID-19 hub here, which includes legal resources to assist you to deal with the evolving situation, including detailed guides on the immigration implications for UK employers here.
To ensure your business is compliant and your team continue to be upskilled and emerge fully prepared when ‘normality’ resumes, we have also created a series of remote training and e-learning modules and a remote mock audit.
During a time of working remotely and social distancing, training on key topics and connecting with colleagues and peers is more important than ever, as well as an opportunity to engage employees who are fuloughed.
Our training sessions will last for 1 to 2 hours delivered via video/audio conference and provide an in-depth analysis on:
- Tier 2 – covering the basics on how to apply for a Tier 2 General and a Tier 2 Intra Company Transfer visa. We will also go through your sponsorship duties and how to minimise the chances of non-compliance, as well as discussing the changes to Tier 2 which should be in place from January 2021. We will also explain the implications of COVID-19 on your Tier 2 workers and highlight what your next steps should
- Right to Work – We discuss the immigration aspects of illegal working and how to avoid associated pitfalls and penalties. We will set out how to carry out right to work checks compliantly, go through the new online right to work check system and ensure you are up to speed on the related Home Office’s sCOVID-19 guidance.
- Brexit – While Brexit might seem a distant memory, as it stands, the transition period will still be coming to an end on 31 December. In this session we will cover the EU Settlement Scheme for your existing EU employees, the future immigration system which will be in place from January 2021 and what you can be doing to prepare for the end of free movement.
- EU Settlement Scheme – We will take your EEA national employees through the application process for achieving ‘settled status’ or indefinite eleave to remain. For most people, the deadline to apply will be 30 June 2021.
Our e-learning courses and videos are practical and interactive, and designed to give you a flexible etraining option which doesn’t compromise on quality. Our standard e-learning courses include conducting Right to Work checks; An overview of Tier 2; and Tier 2 sponsorship duties. All our e-learning courses are based on our live training sessions.
Remote mock audits
We may not be able to visit your offices sto check your HR files sand to ensure you are ready for any potential Home Office eaudits, however technology will allow us to assist you with remote mock audits. If your case files sare logged on your IT systems, we will be able to review a sample and provide your HR team or nominated person with feedback on whether you are compliant and suggest improvements that could be implemented to reduce exposure to potential penalties.
Right to work checks beyond 202001 December 2020
We are pleased to announce our autumn/winter series of free webinars. This programme is aimed mainly at HR managers and those with equivalent experience of dealing with workplace employment issues – but we’d be delighted to welcome you whatever your background or grounding in employment law.
Online Immigration Law Academy: 23 and 24 November 202023 November 2020
With the end of free movement and the roll-out of the new immigration system now imminent, timely training and connecting with peers will help HR teams to approach 2021 with confidence. We are pleased to share with you the November 2020 dates for our popular Immigration Law Academy. This will be delivered online via Webex as a set of two sessions.
The new immigration system04 November 2020
The new immigration system is in place from 1 January 2020.
Brexit and the UK’s New Immigration System13 July 2020
In our recent webinar on 7 July 2020, we discussed the current position regarding Brexit and the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as the Home Office’s plans for implementing the new system. Our webinar generated a wide-ranging set of questions from attendees, which we have collated and answered as a set of Q&As.