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Non-UK Employee Visa Workshop: Employer's Guide to Immigration & PBS

Danubius Hotel Regents Park , 18 Lodge Road, St. John's Wood, London NW8 7JT

Are your non-UK staff employed legally? Are you up to date with Home Office changes? Do your employees have the correct visa? Are you risking your Employer Sponsorship Licence? Are you prepared for a UKVI visit? Do you fully understand the Points Based System & its applications? As an employer – you are responsible.

Registration fee: £450 plus VAT per delegate

 

Failure to comply fully with Home Office regulations could land you with a £20,000 fine, a removal of your licence to hire migrant workers and by knowingly employing an illegal worker you are risking a two year custodial sentence. An unsatisfactory non-UK recruitment policy also leaves you open to costly race discrimination law suits. The complex legal and regulatory system often makes it very difficult for employers to ensure that their recruitment and employment policies are fully compliant with the law.

BFI’s Non-UK Employee Visa Workshop: The Employer’s Guide to Immigration & Points Based System brings together top legal, immigration and practitioner experts. This practical and intensive workshop will explore Home Office regulations, the Points Based System and non-PBS routes in depth so you come away with a full understanding of the requirements on you as an employer of non-UK nationals.

This is a unique opportunity for delegates to bring along their policies for evaluation and feedback with industry peers and immigration experts. Have all your legal & policy questions answered; with many Q&A sessions built into the agenda, you can ensure your policies are watertight.

Highlights include:

  • Vital Home Office updates
  • Getting to grips with Tier 1 & 2
  • Non-PBS routes to working in the UK
  • Ensuring your sponsor duties are fulfilled
  • New staff: Home Office compliant recruitmentExisting staff: managing work visas
  • Preparing for a UKVI Audit
  • Ensuring documentation is comprehensive and genuine

Recent feedback:

“Excellent speakers, content & venue” – Admiral Group Plc

“Well-structured & very informative” – NHS

“A very good day. Speakers were enjoyable & very good” – Birmingham City Council

“Very good event. Very useful and relates to workable practises” – James Walker & Co. Ltd.

“Very informative & thorough” – Star Technology

Which functions will benefit from attending

  • HR, Security, Recruitment, Legal & Compliance, Directors & Managers responsible for Immigration & Right to Work Checks, Vetting & Screening, Administration & Operations

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Schedule

Coffee and registration

AIMS & OBJECTIVES OF THE DAY

Ian Westwood

Ian Westwood

Immigration Consultant
The Westwood Organisation

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Ian Westwood

Immigration Consultant , The Westwood Organisation

Ian Westwood worked at the Home Office from 1993-2003. He was an operational Immigration Officer serving at Heathrow, Gatwick and Dover before being promoted to Chief Immigration Officer based in Croydon. Since then he has set up his own consultancy business, providing training and immigration advice to a variety of corporate and private clients on the subject of Immigration. He is regulated by the Office of the Immigration Service Commissioner to provide immigration advice in the UK. Ian’s training credentials include the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s Certificate of Training Practice and the Belbin Team-Role Accreditation.

EMPLOYING NON-EU NATIONALS – IMMIGRATION ROUTES AND REQUIREMENTS

Natasha Chell

Natasha Chell

Partner & Head of Risk and Compliance
Laura Devine Solicitors

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Natasha Chell

Partner & Head of Risk and Compliance , Laura Devine Solicitors

Natasha is a solicitor and the risk and compliance partner in London, with over 15 years' experience in UK immigration law, nationality and EU free movement. She is recognised in the Legal 500 2017 as an 'expert in corporate immigration' with ‘fantastic knowledge’ and in Who’s Who Legal 2018 as a knowledgeable and determined adviser who "explores all avenues to get success for her client". With particular interest in the prevention of illegal working and risk management strategies Natasha has developed the firm's immigration compliance audit service for clients and provides strategic advice on Tier 2 compliance and remedies. She offers practical focused training on ways to improve business systems to prevent non-compliance and has an impressive record in assisting many clients in maintaining an A rating with the Home Office despite previous non-compliance, including having a civil penalty cancelled and overturning licence revocation. Natasha also manages the firm’s EU Brexit services for clients, creating tailored EU advisory services to clients and their staff preparing them for the changes ahead following the UK’s referendum to leave the EU. Natasha acts for a broad range of clients from major multinationals to start-up businesses and individuals, managing some of the firms highest profile corporate and education clients including international financial service providers, insurance businesses and exclusive fashion, retail and entertainment organisations. As a practised speaker, Natasha is frequently invited to present to clients and contacts at events across the UK. She is a prolific writer on UK immigration for the HR media and the leading legal research provider, Lexis Nexis.

James Vaughan

James Vaughan

Solicitor
Laura Devine Solicitors

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James Vaughan

Solicitor , Laura Devine Solicitors

James is a solicitor in the UK immigration team in London who has specialised exclusively in UK immigration and nationality law since 2014. James advises clients in relation to a wide range of applications including under all tiers of the points-based system (PBS), non-PBS categories, sponsor licence applications, applications to naturalise and register as British citizens as well as applications relating to EU free movement law. James has a particular expertise in the Tier 2 category of the PBS as well as in providing compliance support to sponsoring employers. His clients range from SMEs to global organisations operating in variety of business sectors including financial, insurance, telecommunications, fashion and legal.

  • Immigration routes for employing non-EU nationals
  • What are the rules for business visitors?
  • Tier 2 sponsorship including: certificates of sponsorship, resident labour market test, skill level, salary, English language and maintenance
    Tier 2 immigration permission: period of stay, extension and exclusion periods
  • TUPE transfers
  • Sponsor duties including preventing illegal working, record keeping and reporting
  • Suspension, downgrade and revocation of licence
  • Risk management strategies

Coffee break

UPDATE ON HOME OFFICE REQUIREMENTS: WHAT MUST YOUR ORGANISATION BE AWARE OF? (Continued)

Natasha Chell

Natasha Chell

Partner & Head of Risk and Compliance
Laura Devine Solicitors

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Laura Devine Solicitors logo

Natasha Chell

Partner & Head of Risk and Compliance , Laura Devine Solicitors

Natasha is a solicitor and the risk and compliance partner in London, with over 15 years' experience in UK immigration law, nationality and EU free movement. She is recognised in the Legal 500 2017 as an 'expert in corporate immigration' with ‘fantastic knowledge’ and in Who’s Who Legal 2018 as a knowledgeable and determined adviser who "explores all avenues to get success for her client". With particular interest in the prevention of illegal working and risk management strategies Natasha has developed the firm's immigration compliance audit service for clients and provides strategic advice on Tier 2 compliance and remedies. She offers practical focused training on ways to improve business systems to prevent non-compliance and has an impressive record in assisting many clients in maintaining an A rating with the Home Office despite previous non-compliance, including having a civil penalty cancelled and overturning licence revocation. Natasha also manages the firm’s EU Brexit services for clients, creating tailored EU advisory services to clients and their staff preparing them for the changes ahead following the UK’s referendum to leave the EU. Natasha acts for a broad range of clients from major multinationals to start-up businesses and individuals, managing some of the firms highest profile corporate and education clients including international financial service providers, insurance businesses and exclusive fashion, retail and entertainment organisations. As a practised speaker, Natasha is frequently invited to present to clients and contacts at events across the UK. She is a prolific writer on UK immigration for the HR media and the leading legal research provider, Lexis Nexis.

James Vaughan

James Vaughan

Solicitor
Laura Devine Solicitors

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Laura Devine Solicitors logo

James Vaughan

Solicitor , Laura Devine Solicitors

James is a solicitor in the UK immigration team in London who has specialised exclusively in UK immigration and nationality law since 2014. James advises clients in relation to a wide range of applications including under all tiers of the points-based system (PBS), non-PBS categories, sponsor licence applications, applications to naturalise and register as British citizens as well as applications relating to EU free movement law. James has a particular expertise in the Tier 2 category of the PBS as well as in providing compliance support to sponsoring employers. His clients range from SMEs to global organisations operating in variety of business sectors including financial, insurance, telecommunications, fashion and legal.

Lunch

IMMIGRATION COMPLIANCE PART 1: PREPARING FOR A UKVI AUDIT: ESSENTIAL DOCUMENT CHECKLIST

Ian Westwood

Ian Westwood

Immigration Consultant
The Westwood Organisation

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Ian Westwood

Immigration Consultant , The Westwood Organisation

Ian Westwood worked at the Home Office from 1993-2003. He was an operational Immigration Officer serving at Heathrow, Gatwick and Dover before being promoted to Chief Immigration Officer based in Croydon. Since then he has set up his own consultancy business, providing training and immigration advice to a variety of corporate and private clients on the subject of Immigration. He is regulated by the Office of the Immigration Service Commissioner to provide immigration advice in the UK. Ian’s training credentials include the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s Certificate of Training Practice and the Belbin Team-Role Accreditation.

  • What documents are necessary to prove compliance?
  • What information is needed from applicants?
  • Effectively maintaining records and documents
  • Successfully monitoring migrant employees
  • Document verification best practice; improving your team’s knowledge of counterfeits
  • What exactly takes place in a compliance visit?

Afternoon tea

IMMIGRATION COMPLIANCE PART 2: NON PBS ROUTES TO EMPLOYMENT & APPLICATION GUIDANCE

Ian Westwood

Ian Westwood

Immigration Consultant
The Westwood Organisation

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The Westwood Organisation logo

Ian Westwood

Immigration Consultant , The Westwood Organisation

Ian Westwood worked at the Home Office from 1993-2003. He was an operational Immigration Officer serving at Heathrow, Gatwick and Dover before being promoted to Chief Immigration Officer based in Croydon. Since then he has set up his own consultancy business, providing training and immigration advice to a variety of corporate and private clients on the subject of Immigration. He is regulated by the Office of the Immigration Service Commissioner to provide immigration advice in the UK. Ian’s training credentials include the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s Certificate of Training Practice and the Belbin Team-Role Accreditation.

  • Non PBS workers: Tier 5, EU nationals, family members, Croatia rules
  • What to do if an employee's circumstances change during employment
  • The application process - how much involvement by the employer?

Wrap up & end of workshop

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