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Would you like to employ or transfer overseas nationals, to know that your employees have the right to live and work in the UK and avoid potential penalties?

Would you like to understand the potential impact of Brexit in relation hiring and retaining your EEA national workers, together with the consequences for their family members?

Every employer should be checking that every employee and new recruit has the right to live and work in the UK, including any staff who have transferred under the TUPE Regulations.

What happens if you carry out that check and find out (or already know) that they don’t or that they only have limited rights? With the maximum civil penalty for employing illegal workers being £20,000 per worker, you can’t afford to get it wrong.

That’s where we can help. We can help you understand the complexities and vagaries of the UK immigration system, including the Points-Based System. We can guide you through the steps necessary for you to obtain a sponsorship licence and to comply with your sponsorship responsibilities, submitting applications under the Points-Based System, such as Tier 2, the legal parameters of the business visitor category and ensure your staff have the necessary permits and visas.

Please contact a member of the employment team to discuss any issues relating to business immigration.

Quick Contact

Andrew Knorpel

Partner (Head of Employment)

Tel: +44 (0)1932 590673

Fiona McAllister


Tel: +44 (0)1932 590566

Sophie Banks


Tel: +44 (0)1932 590581