Employing foreign nationals

As an employer there may be times when you need to employ foreign nationals, either when particular, specialist skills are required or when no suitable qualified worker can be found from within the European Economic Area (EEA).

Wherever a worker is from, the responsibility lies with the employer to check that the person is eligible to work in the UK. Therefore, it’s important to have the right documents on file to prove that your employees have the right to work in the UK.

If you are unable to demonstrate that a person has the right to work in the UK, you could face a penalty of up to £10,000 per worker. And if you have a sponsor licence, this could be suspended or revoked, with serious implications for any other employees that you sponsor as they could lose their right to remain in the UK.

The rules on immigration can sometimes seem complex but we are here to help you ensure that the correct procedures are being followed when employing foreign nationals. We can help with sponsor licence applications or offer ongoing advice if you already have a sponsor licence. If you have been refused a sponsor licence we can explain why and advise on how to reapply. We can also explain the rules of the Resident Labour Market Tests and ensure that you are maintaining all of the correct documentation when employing foreign nationals.

Our friendly, knowledgeable solicitors are here to provide all the help and advice you need - simplifying immigration law, so that you can get on with running your business. With our free initial assessment and same day response promises, you can easily find out what your options are before planning your next steps. So if you need immigration advice to support your business, call us on 08082747557 today.

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