Business Immigration Law is relevant to all employers, even those that do not actively recruit migrant workers. Since 2008 all businesses have to carry out relevant document checks prior to employing an individual. If businesses fail to carry out the checks then civil penalties could be applied to them.
In March 2008 the government introduced the Points Based System. This saw the biggest overhaul of the Immigration system in the UK for over 45 years. The Points Based System has replaced over 80 existing routes to work and study in the UK with five tiers. UK Employers who wish to sponsor a migrant to work in the UK must apply for a Tier 2 or a Tier 5 sponsorship license from the UK Border Agency.
DBS Law’s Immigration team can save your business the management time involved and help avoid costly mistakes being made by assessing how changes in the law impact on your business. As part of a full Immigration Health Check we can make recommendations on how to incorporate any new developments into your existing policies and procedures, or if necessary we can draft new policies and procedures for you and assist in their implementation. Our aim is to work with you, as part of your team, to both safeguard you as an employer and also your business reputation.
Our services can be tailor made to fit your circumstances, ranging from the traditional “pay as you go” at competitive rates, through to a full retainer, whereby your business pays a manageable monthly sum to us enabling you to make contact with our expert advisors when you need them for advice and assistance without any additional cost.
The agreed, economic monthly fee payment provides for an Immigration Helpline, with unlimited telephone or email contact with a specialist immigration lawyer to answer all your queries regarding immigration law before you take action under any of your policies and procedures.
As part of this service, the office is open between 09:00 and 17:30 each week day and the telephones are answered 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Our immigration team can be contacted when your business needs them, after all we appreciate that many decisions are made outside of normal office hours.