Immigration Compliance Audits All employers will be aware that a substantial proportion of the UK based workforce are not British Nationals. Assessing who has and does not have legal permission to work is not always straightforward. With the Home Office becoming increasingly strident in the amount of visits they make to businesses without notice and … Continue reading Immigration Compliance for Employers: Compliance Audits
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Obtaining Work Permits for Foreign Staff Although there has been considerable disquiet amongst the business community regarding the availability of work permits for foreign staff, in reality if simple steps are followed, migrants can be easily employed. At Westkin associates, we can assist you with making the relevant checks and acquiring the necessary paperwork to … Continue reading Work Permits | Tier 2 Staff
UK businesses benefit from hiring foreign workers, but the government has been seeking to balance concerns around immigration with the benefit that workers under Tier 2 (the visa system for work permits.) It has been felt that recent immigration rules have made it difficult for new foreign workers to be take on by UK businesses. … Continue reading Are work permits becoming harder to obtain?
There is a step by step process for obtaining work permits for migrant staff. UK companies cannot employ migrants unless they have some permission to work in the UK. They must also be able to prove that the job which they are hiring the migrant worker to fill could not be filled by an individual … Continue reading How to obtain work permits for your migrant staff
Immigration and Employment Law are of course two different areas of work in their own right. They are however increasingly becoming linked and lawyers are having to build up new networks to take this into account. This position has come about largely as a result of two UKBA (the immigration authority in the UK) initiatives. … Continue reading How Immigration & Employment Lawyers can work together