Category Archives: Immigration

Government reforms (4):  Immigration – Right to work checks

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What do we already know? As part of an employer’s obligations to prevent illegal working, there is a requirement to check the right to work of all employees’ original documents in person on or before their first day of work. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, employers have temporarily not been required to see an…
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Government reforms (3):  Immigration – Right to work checks

right to work
What do we already know? As part of an employer’s obligations to prevent illegal working, there is a requirement to check the right to work of all employees’ original documents in person on or before their first day of work. As a result of Brexit, the right to work check process is changing and EU…
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Government reforms (2): Immigration – Right to work checks 

right to work
What do we already know? As part of an employer’s obligations to prevent illegal working, there is a requirement to check the right to work of all employees’ original documents in person on or before their first day of work. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employers have temporarily not been required to see an…
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Government reforms (3): Immigration – EU settlement scheme guidance

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What do we already know? We have updated you in previous Newsletters (see here) that EU citizens and family members who want to continue to live and work in the UK beyond 30 June 2021 will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. (Those who have indefinite leave to enter or remain, or who…
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Business Immigration: Sponsoring Foreign Workers Post Brexit

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This article comes from Immigration lawyer, Jay Moghal. As we head towards the end of the transitional period and the UK leaving the EU on 31 December 2020, we explore what this means for businesses and recruitment of overseas workers. From January 2021 any new arrivals from the EU will have to apply for sponsorship…
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Government Reforms (1):  Brexit – What’s the Deal with No Deal?

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What do we already know? We have updated you in previous Newsletters (see here) that when the UK leaves the EU, with or without a deal, free movement of people will be allowed to continue for a transitional period from the exit date for approximately two years. EU citizens and family members who want to…
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Case Update (3): Immigration – Illegal Working and Tribunal Claims

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Summary: Can an employer rely on a breach of the immigration rules to argue that an employment contract is unenforceable in claims by employees? No held the Court of Appeal in Okedina v Chikale available here. Facts: Miss Chikale was a Malawi national who was initially employed by Mrs Okedina in Malawi in 2010. Miss…
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Government Reforms (1):  BREXIT – EU Settlement Scheme

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What do we already know? When the UK leaves the EU, with or without a deal, free movement of people will be allowed to continue for a transitional period from the exit date for approximately two years. EU citizens and family members who want to continue to live and work in the UK beyond 30…
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Government Reforms (3): BREXIT – Government Guidance

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The Home Office has published guidance on: 1. EU Settlement Scheme The guidance (available here), provides information on the documents necessary to prove a person’s relationship to an EU citizen, submitting evidence of the EU citizen’s identity and nationality, as well as evidence of the EU citizen’s continuous residence in the UK. The guidance explains…
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Government Reforms (4): BREXIT – the final chapter?

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1. Home office employers toolkit The Home Office has published an employer toolkit (available here) which provides information for employers to be able to support EU citizens and their families when applying to the EU settlement scheme during the public test phase. The toolkit includes a leaflet, poster and briefing pack in order to ensure…
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