Immigration developments for HR

Immigration developments for HR

Latest immigration developments following implementation of the new post-Brexit immigration system

When recruiting international staff, getting immigration requirements right is a critical and hugely complex process. Immigration law is complicated and constantly evolving, making it a challenging area to navigate, particularly in the post-Brexit landscape.

We were delighted to welcome back Alex Russell from Mills & Reeve LLP to explore the latest immigration developments (since the implementation of the new post-Brexit immigration system).

Alex covered managing right to work documents checks following Brexit, including in respect of EU staff and also how organisations can make effective use of the new Frontier Worker Permit and Temporary Worker routes. With regards to Skilled Worker visa sponsor guidance, Alex covered key changes together with compliance obligations, including the recruitment documents that sponsors are required to retain

FInally Alex brought everyone up to date on the changes on the horizon and the actions employers need to be taking.

The session was especially relevant for Human Resources professionals and other individuals responsible for managing immigration risk.

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About Alex Russell

Alex leads the Mills & Reeve LLP Immigration team and advises employers and individuals on the full spectrum of immigration matters. Alex’s clients include universities, NHS Trusts, Premiership football clubs, SMEs, and charities.

Alex is a highly experienced employment lawyer who specialises in advising higher education institutions, further education colleges, academies and private schools on the full range of employment and HR issues.

Alex is particularly experienced in defending complex and high-value Employment Tribunal claims (including regularly appearing as an advocate) and is known for his commercial and pragmatic advice. He recently helped a university successfully defend an appeal to the court of appeal in a substantial discrimination claim.CIPDEmployers’ legal guide to post-Brexit immigration

He is recommended as a leading lawyer in Legal 500 and has provided immigration support to a large number of organisations following the Brexit vote, including:

  • running briefing sessions,
  • advice surgeries application checking services for EU national staff. and
  • contributing to strategy papers in relation to workforce planning & critical risks.

Practical guidance on navigating the UK’s new points-based system for HR and employers

CIPD provides comprehensive guidance addressing the essential questions and help to navigate the system. The supporting diagnostic tool and flowchart provide an instant view on the visa permissions together with step-by-step details and case study examples on:

  • applications under the EU Settlement Scheme
  • how to assess and record the right to work from 2021
  • sponsorship categories, including Skilled Worker and Intra-Company Transfer
  • how to obtain and retain sponsorship licences.