In the current climate of civil penalties and even custodial sentences, it is essential that employers understand the pitfalls to avoid when employing non EEA workers. JHI can advise on:
- Checking your employees’ identity documents to ensure that they are legally able to work for you and to avoid the imposition of a civil penalty
- Dealing with the imposition of a civil penalty ( which can be as high as £20000 per illegal worker)
- Dealing with undocumented Commonwealth Citizens in light of the recent revelations about the “Windrush Generation”
- Sponsoring skilled workers from abroad- applying for a sponsorship licence, assigning certificates of sponsorship and the duties of a licensed sponsor
- Advising your EEA national employees on their possible options in the light of concerns about Brexit
Civil penalties and custodial sentences can now be imposed on landlords and their agents if property is rented to tenants who are not entitled to rent in the UK. JHI can advise landlords and property agents on how to check their tenants’ documents, how to proceed if a tenant is no longer permitted to rent in the UK and how to deal with undocumented Commonwealth Citizens in light of the recent revelations about the “Windrush Generation”.
Schools & Colleges
JHI can advise schools as employers but also as the sponsors of overseas students under Tier 4 of the Points Based System.
JHI can provide immigration training sessions for employers and their HR teams as well as landlords wishing to understand the relevant immigration rules.