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Employing Non-UK National Staff; A Post-Brexit Preparation Briefing

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

After almost three years, employers and EU employees alike are tiring of the uncertainty of Brexit. Recruitment and retention have both suffered as UK businesses have been unable to plan effectively in a politically unstable climate.

Registration fee: £395 + VAT

Practical strategies for employers will become clearer in the coming months after Brexit is implemented, and we are delighted to announce this unique event, part of our BFI Brexit for HR portfolio; a comprehensive post-Brexit briefing for employers.

Our recent sell-out Brexit planning events have delivered:-

  • Hard facts
  • Workable strategy
  • Expert speakers

And this event builds on our unrivalled track record.

It will focus on the latest developments and essential steps organisations must be taking to ensure talent retention and minimise disruption to your non-UK recruitment plans. 

In one information-packed day, our well-researched programme will address YOUR concerns and help you:-

  • Understand the new legal landscape: what employment law changes must you accommodate and how will that affect your EU employees, now and in the future?
  • Get the facts and latest key developments to help you formulate a practical and workable recruitment and retention strategy
  • Understand the changes to EWCs and what you need to do about skills and PBS
  • Get to grips with new immigration law and understand the implications to your organisation and workforce
  • Learn how to support your UK employees working in  the EU – how will they be affected by Brexit

A speaker line-up of proven experts will also look at real-life case studies and answer your specific enquiries in a special employer-focussed panel session.

Recent feedback

“Crammed with useful and relevant information and guidance” – University of Kent

“Excellent one-day event, lots of valuable information and guidance” – Office of the Independent Adjudicator

“Difficult topic as so many unknowns, but all speakers contributed greatly to my knowledge” – Lloyd’s Register

Which functions will benefit from attending

  • HR, Resourcing and Recruitment professionals, Legal, Policy, Line Management, Employee Relations, Employment Policy, Operations, Finance, Strategy, Training and those with oversight, involvement and responsibilities within this area.

Hear from

Schedule

Coffee and registration

CHAIR’S WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

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.

POTENTIAL VISA CHANGES: WHAT DO EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW?

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.

  • Clarification on legal and illegal workers and potential penalties for employers
  • RTW checks: policy, practice and procedure
  • Ensuring you are fulfilling your current and future sponsor duties: a checklist
  • PBS system options and how best to prepare

EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE: WHAT WILL CHANGE – CONSEQUENCES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYERS

Emma McLoughlin

Emma McLoughlin

Senior Associate Solicitor
Morrisons Solicitors LLP

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Emma McLoughlin

Senior Associate Solicitor , Morrisons Solicitors LLP

Emma is a Senior Associate Solicitor at Morrisons Solicitors, specialising in employment law and has a solid reputation for her technical knowledge and pragmatic advice. She advises on a wide range of employment matters including tribunal proceedings, contractual documentation and settlement packages, TUPE, performance management issues and redundancies. She has developed a specialism in advising on the employment aspects of corporate transactions and played a key role in deals that have gone on to win awards, including ‘Deal of the Year for transactions under £10m’ at The South East Dealmakers Awards. She acts for both employer clients and individuals and uses this insight when advising her clients. In addition, Emma organises and runs popular seminars on a variety of topics including stress in the workplace and employment status and is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

  • Future direction of UK employment law
  • Current and future status of EU law conversions
  • Equality rights
  • Holidays and working time
  • TUPE
  • Data protection
  • Working Time Directive
  • Discrimination laws
  • Consultation rights and collective redundancies

Morning coffee and networking

CHANGES TO IMMIGRATION LAW: IMPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYERS OF NON-UK NATIONALS

Sophie Barrett-Brown

Sophie Barrett-Brown

Senior Partner and Head of UK Practice
Laura Devine Immigration

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Sophie Barrett-Brown

Senior Partner and Head of UK Practice , Laura Devine Immigration

Sophie is Senior Partner and Head of UK Practice at Laura Devine Immigration in London. With over 20 years’ experience, she is described by top legal directories as having “exceptional knowledge” and “very close attention to detail”; “she sees the big picture and has a thorough and sound historic knowledge of her subject matter which is needed in a subject matter which is constantly changing”. Sophie’s clients are drawn from all sectors and range from multinational corporations to entrepreneurs, high net worth individuals and families. Sophie has extensive experience in all aspects of UK business immigration and nationality law and EU free movement. She is skilled in all Tiers of the points-based system (PBS), including sponsored migrants, entrepreneur and investor routes as well as discretionary applications. Sophie is also widely regarded for her policy work, regularly participating in policy consultations and working parties, including managing the company's numerous submissions to the Migration Advisory Committee's (MAC), Home office and the Home Affairs Select Committee, to which she has provided evidence on a number of occasions. Sophie is a prolific speaker and commentator on immigration topics, presenting internationally and frequently commenting in the general media. Commended for her ‘generosity in sharing her knowledge’ for the benefit of the profession and immigration law practice in the UK, she was Chair of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) from 2007 to 2012, with which she continues to work extensively on various working groups and to deliver training. Sophie is currently a member of both the Lexis PSL Editorial Consulting Board and The Law Society Brexit Migration Strategic Reference Group. Education 2000 - QLTT - BPP Law School 1996-1997 - BVC Inns of Court School of Law 1993-1996 - LLB University of Wales History 2003-present - Laura Devine Immigration, London 2000-2003 - Eversheds/Laura Devine joint venture 1997-2000 - CMS Cameron McKenna

  • A new Immigration Act?
    • Single system
    • Abolition of Labour Market Test
    • Minimum salary requirements
    • Low-skilled workers
    • Implications of a new immigration scheme: analysis and understanding
  • European works councils
  • What changes will apply?
  • Understanding and clarifying what the changes mean
  • Practical impacts and how best to manage them
  • Employer insolvency: the implications

Lunch and networking

IMPACT ON RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION OF EMPLOYEES

Tom Hadley

Tom Hadley

Director of Campaigns and Policy
REC

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Tom Hadley

Director of Campaigns and Policy , REC

Tom's role focuses on lobbying key Government and EU officials on a range of employment and labour market issues. The work also involves highlighting REC initiatives to promote industry standards, including enforcement of a Code of Professional Practice, audit schemes and the launched Diversity Pledge. Before joining the REC, Tom Hadley spent six years at the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) and previously worked for the London-based recruitment and economic development consultancy MBA Training Research & Development. Previous roles included a traineeship within the European Commission and work within the in-house legal department of the French multi-national Vivendi. Tom has a Masters in International and European Law from Assas University in Paris and a BA Law Degree from Sussex University. Tom is also a national league rugby player and a collector of fine wines.

  • Free movement of workers
  • EU settlement scheme
  • European Temporary Leave to Remain
  • Skills-based immigration
  • Transitions for temporary workers
  • UK employees working in EU member states
  • Future workforce planning: identifying skills and knowledge

Afternoon tea and networking

CASE STUDIES: HOW OTHER ORGANISATIONS ARE PREPARING AND WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM THEIR EXPERIENCES

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.

Ian will share his experience and expertise, presenting in-depth case studies and analysis of how blue-chip companies and organisations are tackling potential changes to immigration and employment law. This includes a major university and a recruitment agency. He will also look at strategies to minimise the impact on recruitment and retention of employees, whatever the outcome after October 31st, 2019. Hear too how these leading organisations are implementing the new laws to maximise the transition for current and future EU employees.

PANEL: YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Sophie Barrett-Brown

Sophie Barrett-Brown

Senior Partner and Head of UK Practice
Laura Devine Immigration

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Sophie Barrett-Brown

Senior Partner and Head of UK Practice , Laura Devine Immigration

Sophie is Senior Partner and Head of UK Practice at Laura Devine Immigration in London. With over 20 years’ experience, she is described by top legal directories as having “exceptional knowledge” and “very close attention to detail”; “she sees the big picture and has a thorough and sound historic knowledge of her subject matter which is needed in a subject matter which is constantly changing”. Sophie’s clients are drawn from all sectors and range from multinational corporations to entrepreneurs, high net worth individuals and families. Sophie has extensive experience in all aspects of UK business immigration and nationality law and EU free movement. She is skilled in all Tiers of the points-based system (PBS), including sponsored migrants, entrepreneur and investor routes as well as discretionary applications. Sophie is also widely regarded for her policy work, regularly participating in policy consultations and working parties, including managing the company's numerous submissions to the Migration Advisory Committee's (MAC), Home office and the Home Affairs Select Committee, to which she has provided evidence on a number of occasions. Sophie is a prolific speaker and commentator on immigration topics, presenting internationally and frequently commenting in the general media. Commended for her ‘generosity in sharing her knowledge’ for the benefit of the profession and immigration law practice in the UK, she was Chair of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) from 2007 to 2012, with which she continues to work extensively on various working groups and to deliver training. Sophie is currently a member of both the Lexis PSL Editorial Consulting Board and The Law Society Brexit Migration Strategic Reference Group. Education 2000 - QLTT - BPP Law School 1996-1997 - BVC Inns of Court School of Law 1993-1996 - LLB University of Wales History 2003-present - Laura Devine Immigration, London 2000-2003 - Eversheds/Laura Devine joint venture 1997-2000 - CMS Cameron McKenna

Tom Hadley

Tom Hadley

Director of Campaigns and Policy
REC

View Bio
REC logo

Tom Hadley

Director of Campaigns and Policy , REC

Tom's role focuses on lobbying key Government and EU officials on a range of employment and labour market issues. The work also involves highlighting REC initiatives to promote industry standards, including enforcement of a Code of Professional Practice, audit schemes and the launched Diversity Pledge. Before joining the REC, Tom Hadley spent six years at the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) and previously worked for the London-based recruitment and economic development consultancy MBA Training Research & Development. Previous roles included a traineeship within the European Commission and work within the in-house legal department of the French multi-national Vivendi. Tom has a Masters in International and European Law from Assas University in Paris and a BA Law Degree from Sussex University. Tom is also a national league rugby player and a collector of fine wines.

Ian Westwood

Ian Westwood

Immigration Consultant
The Westwood Organisation

View Bio
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.

Delegates are encouraged to bring real-life questions and challenges to put to the experts. This session will attempt to look at specific legal, immigration and staffing issues through the prism of specific organisations. Delegates may also submit questions anonymously beforehand. Please email questions to Samantha.Travis@bfi.co.uk up to 1500, 20th November 2019

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