Optimus Law presents a step by step guide for applying for a sponsorship licence.
On 18 January 2017 Theresa May’s Brexit speech set out the UK’s 12 priorities negotiating Brexit:
Looking at some of the comments made by experts in the employment industry we can see that they share some very different opinions. “The reality is that we have a near-full employment; the idea that there are hundreds of thousands of UK nationals waiting in the wings to take these jobs is a fantasy.
“Instead of recognising this, the Prime Minister propagated the myth that immigration has had a negative impact on pay in the UK.”
We with our vast legal knowledge and human wisdom alongside decades of immigration experience we would strongly advise employers to err on the side of caution and be prepared!
Under the current UK Immigration law before an employer can employ a migrant worker they will need to apply for what is known as a Sponsorship licence.
To apply for a licence the employer will need to ensure that the business is eligible.
To get a licence you cannot have:
To be eligible for a licence the employer will need to have appropriate systems in to monitor sponsored workers:
The employer must undertake the following checks:
If an employer you fail to take these responsibilities Your licence may be downgraded, suspended or withdrawn if you don’t meet them. For assistance with an application or in the event that your sponsorship licence is downgraded, suspended or withdrawn contact our experienced Immigration lawyers at www.optimuslaw.co.uk
The Employer is responsible for monitoring migrant employees.
You must have HR systems in place that let you monitor migrants if you need assistance with this contact our lawyers at www.optimuslaw.co.uk our lawyers are experienced in HR procedures and will be able to undertake a pre-audit:
Changes to your business
You must report any significant changes in your own circumstances within 20 working days. To enquire which changes must be reported, contact our Head of Business robina Shah at www.optumuslaw.co.uk
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