Is your business prepared for the introduction of new immigration rules in the United Kingdom and their impact on your current and future employees?
Now that the UK government has clarified the position of European nationals who are working in the country, corporates should prepare for the new rules and be aware of the implications for both individual employees and for their business as a whole.
With freedom of movement set to end, EU nationals will be obliged to make specific applications to secure their right to be in the United Kingdom and to continue to work here. These new requirements will be imposed regardless of the outcome of the Brexit negotiations. Non-EU national family members of EU nationals will also be affected. Corporates should therefore be up to speed with the actions to take now and in the short-term future, and they should understand the potentially costly consequences of failing to take action. In some cases, this could mean the business-critical loss of key employees.
Non-EU nationals will likewise be subject to amended immigration rules. This webinar will also address these provisions, highlighting the requirements that UK employers must meet as sponsors and how the changes may affect employers and employees in the United Kingdom.
Jane Mann is head of the employment and HR law team at Fox Williams and is considered one of the sector's top experts. She has been consecutively ranked as a leading individual in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. She is recommended in Who's Who Legal – Labour & Employment 2018, the latest edition of Best Lawyers and in Spear’s Guide.
She is immensely experienced and has advised clients in many different sectors including technology, financial services, insurance and professional services; she advises a number of companies and partnerships in these sectors on a wide variety of HR issues. Clients value her commercial acumen, judgement and experience.
Throughout her career she has advised international clients on global mobility and on the UK laws and regulations relating to overseas employees moving to and working in the United Kingdom.
Sacha Schoenfeld is head of Fox Williams’ immigration team and specialises in providing immigration, nationality and European law advice to businesses, individuals and their families.
She has extensive experience advising clients on global corporate immigration strategy. She works with both UK and international clients, helping them to navigate all related issues including the points-based system, and advises entrepreneurs, investors and EU nationals among others. She provides ongoing support to clients, ranging from Home Office compliance visits to complying with complex and extensive immigration requirements.
Brexit will bring the biggest change to UK immigration policy for a generation and will inevitably cause a period of uncertainty. Ms Schoenfeld is advising clients on adapting to this changing landscape so that businesses can plan their resourcing requirements, have the correct policies in place and ensure they are ready to take advantage of opportunities.