Tier 2 and 5 Sponsor Compliance Audits
At the time of writing, there are currently 29,036 Tier 2 and/or Tier 5 sponsors in the UK. A sponsor licence is issued for four years at a time, and during this time, a sponsoring company can reasonably expect to be visited by a Home Office immigration inspector.
An overview of the UK immigration system
A brief guide to the UK's immigration system. Understand the points-based system and the role of a sponsor.
Change in circumstances: What all migrant workers and sponsors need to know
An article looking into the responsibilities that sponsors face of reporting any changes to employment of migrant workers to the Home Office.
Global mobility and business immigration
Here we focus on a common question - how can employees be transferred from a parent company or a group company overseas to the UK branch for a specific project or period of time?
Should you ditch the interview?
A recent case raises a difficult issue for employers: when should a requirement for competitive interviews be disapplied or modified for disabled job candidates?
Data subject access requests
Data subject access requests have traditionally been one of the most challenging and time consuming aspects of data protection legislation, and the updated regime under the GDPR maintains this reputation.
Considerations for engaging with independent contractors
Independent contractors are not considered to be employees and are typically highly skilled, providing their clients with specialist skills or additional capacity on an as needed basis. A self-employed individual provides the employer with his or her services, but remains independent.
Zero-hours contracts (ZHC(s)) have been a hot topic in employment law in recent years with much debate as to whether they offer businesses and workers mutual flexibility to work when required or are a form of exploitation with very little workplace protection.
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