Swindon & Wiltshire Business News


Business immigration lawyers advise managers on how to ‘Brexit-proof’ their team

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Helen MurphieHelen MurphieSwindon law firm Royds Withy King is holding a seminar to help UK employers stay abreast of new immigration laws, particularly when they employ or want to recruit EU nationals and international talent.

Aimed at HR practitioners, business owners, managers and recruiters, the seminar will focus on right to work checks and penalties under the new regime; how businesses can recruit skilled migrants under tier 2; sponsorship duties and avoiding common pitfalls that could lead to your sponsor licence being revoked or downgraded; and Brexit - what’s on the horizon for business.

With potential fines of up to £20,000 for each illegal worker and custodial sentences of up to five years, it is essential that all businesses understand their obligations, the steps they can take to protect themselves, and are up to date with new changes to the Points Based System.

Helen Murphie, partner and head of Royds Withy King’s business immigration team, said: “Business immigration is a topic that employers cannot afford to ignore.

“With new rules to combat illegal working, including significant fines and jail sentences, it’s imperative that employers are aware of their obligations when recruiting migrants. The sponsorship of overseas talent under the points based system has also become increasingly burdensome for business with the introduction of further migrant checks and costs.

“And with Brexit casting a shadow on the future of the UK’s European workforce, we will look at the latest developments, and tips to help Brexit proof your business.”

The seminar is being held at Royds Withy King offices, 34 Regent Circus, Swindon, SN1 1PY on Thursday, November 16, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

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