Welcome to the July 2018 edition of the immigration update - an e-bulletin providing an update on key immigration issues for employers.
Immigration Update - July 2018
Further details have recently been published regarding the rights of EU citizens and their family members after Brexit, including details about the process for applying for settled or pre-settled status. Broadly, EU citizens and their family members... Read more
It has been far more difficult in recent months for UK businesses to recruit non-EEA nationals. This is because, for the 7 th consecutive month, the quota on the number of people who can be sponsored by their employers for skilled roles requiring a... Read more
In Afzal v East London Pizza Ltd t/a Dominos Pizza UKEAT/0265/17 the Employment Appeal Tribunal confirmed that where an employee was dismissed after he failed to evidence he still had the right to work in the UK, the employee should be given the right to appeal to allow an opportunity for him to prove that an extension application had in fact been made before his leave expired and that he therefore had the right to work in the UK.Read more
Recent guidance from the Home Office shows civil penalties for illegal working totalling over £11 million were issued to businesses in just one quarter last year. How do you get a civil penalty and how can they be avoided?Read more