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Immigration risk to employers: right to work checks

Who should attend

HR professionals, recruiters and employment counsel for organisations who need to manage immigration risk in the UK.


Increasing compliance activity, important proposed changes and Brexit mean employers need a clear understanding of right to work issues.

This immigration risk to employers course covers the UK immigration system in the context of the employment life cycle and assessment of the risks to employers, the areas of law that apply and competing risks and penalties. By sharing examples of problem cases, the best practices to manage risks are assessed and discussed.


09.00 registration and coffee, 09.30 start

We cover the following:

  • EEA nationals: how can EEA nationals stay in the UK, after Brexit?visitors: what business activity is permitted in the UK?
  • non-sponsored visas: what are the relevant visas which allow work without sponsorship
  • civil and criminal penalties: what could your organisation be liable for?
  • problem cases: documents, students, the Employer Checking Service
  • discrimination in recruitment: when candidate screening becomes a risk
  • terminations: balancing immigration risk with fair decision-making
  • enforcement notices: when issued and how to respond
  • GDPR: key points on managing and disclosing information to UK Visas and Immigration

This course does not address the specific duties of sponsor licence holders or detailed aspects of the points-based system.

13.00 close, followed by lunch

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