At Lexus Law, we understand that sponsorship compliance maintenance can often fall to the bottom of the priority list in busy work environments. But failure to comply with your legal duties as a sponsor can have dire consequences, ranging from hefty fines to sponsor licence suspension, downgrading or revocation.
With the proper processes in place, you can increase efficiency while mitigating the risks associated with employing sponsored workers. Our experienced immigration lawyers offer interactive training personalised to your organisational needs, giving you the ability to manage your sponsor compliance in-house.
your personalised training solution could include:
- An employer’s introduction to immigration law
- How to conduct thorough and accurate Right to Work checks
- What events you need to report to the Home Office, including how and when to report
- Top-up training to stay up to date with changes in UK immigration law
- Understanding your record-keeping duties
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Right to Work check?
As an employer, you’re responsible for checking that an individual has the right to work in the UK before you employ them. You should carry out on all potential employees regardless of race, nationality or ethnicity.
A Right to Work check may involve reviewing the applicant’s original documents. In this situation you need to check the documents with the application present, make and retain copies, and note the date that the check was conducted. Alternatively, the candidate may provide a Right to Work share code which can easily be checked via the Home Office website.
What is a statutory excuse?
Consistent, correct and properly recorded Right to Work checks provide you with a solid defence if faced with allegations of compliance breaches within your organisation. This form of defence is called a ‘statutory excuse’.
As an employer of migrant workers, what changes do I need to report to UKVI?
Sponsor organisations are required to report any changes to UKVI in a timely manner. This might be changes to the company’s circumstances, or to their employees’ immigration or employment status. Some changes must be reported within specified time limits, so it’s best to contact the Home Office or log changes via the SMS portal as soon as possible.
Changes you must report include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Changing company address
- Reassigning the role of Authorising Officer
- Opening or closing a branch in the UK or overseas
- Your company becoming insolvent
- Other significant changes to the company such as acquisitions, mergers and takeovers
- An employee’s failure to start work on the agreed date
- Extended absences of sponsored employees
- Reducing the salary of a sponsored employee
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During your free consultation, we will provide guidance on how we can support you with your immigration needs. Once we have assessed your current situation and objectives, we will advise on the best course of action and will supply a quotation for our recommended services.
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Who we’ve helped
A European manufacturer with over 10,000 employees worldwide
The client regularly transfers workers from Europe to the UK, and we are instructed to advise them on immigration issues on ad hoc basis, including advice on how to manage the Sponsor Management System and ensure compliance with their sponsor duties.