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Immigration Law Training for Small Business Owners

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As Immigration Solicitors we know that some business owners find the UK immigration rules complicated to understand and follow.

That’s why Business Immigration Solicitor Hans Sok Appadu is devoting a lot of his time to providing immigration law training for small business owners. Our team is committed to helping you understand the immigration law basics and to know when you need specialist immigration legal advice.

In this blog, we look at some of the immigration law training that’s available and how and why it can help your small business.

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For immigration law training and legal advice call OTS Solicitors on 0203 959 9123 or contact us online.

Why do all businesses benefit from immigration law training?

You may think that as your small business doesn’t have a Home Office sponsor licence to sponsor overseas workers on Skilled Worker Visas you don’t need to know anything about UK immigration law. Sadly, that isn’t true. All small businesses need a smattering of information about immigration, employment and commercial matters so that the business owners and key staff know when they need more detailed legal advice.

The key benefits of immigration law training can be summarised as:

  • Reducing the risk of your business failing to comply with illegal working legislation and employing a worker who does not have the right to work in the UK
  • Guiding your business on how to develop systems that work for your business to put immigration law training into practice. If your business already has HR systems in place the immigration law training is a good opportunity to consider if tweaks are necessary to take on board best practices in the sector your business is in
  • Empowering HR staff and administrative staff so they know the red flags and what to look out for
  • Saving your business money by reducing the risk of a Civil Penalty Notice for non-compliance with the law on right-to-work checks or a successful employment claim by an employee
  • Helping your staff understand how they can recruit workers from overseas without your business first applying for a sponsor licence. For example, your business can employ international students on Student Visas provided you employ them on a part-time basis and in accordance with their visa conditions
  • Keeping your staff up to date with developments in immigration law
  • Making your staff feel valued by your investment in immigration law training for them

What the OTS Solicitors immigration law training IS NOT about

Some staff will yawn when you mention legal training whilst others will see it as an opportunity. At OTS Solicitors we view our training as a ‘’taster’’ to give you and your staff the legal training you need to do your job better and improve company performance.

Immigration law training IS NOT about:

  • Trying to make your staff Business Immigration Solicitors
  • Teaching you how to take on the Home Office or the Employment Tribunal
  • Changing your employee’s job roles

After one of our in-person or online training sessions, you should feel better equipped to understand the broad legal issues relevant to your business sector and when you need expert business immigration or employment law legal advice.

Is immigration law training a one-off event?

We can offer one-off training but we recommend that we provide training as needed on an ongoing basis because:

  • You will have some staff turnover and new people will need training
  • Immigration law and immigration rules are frequently changing so business owners and their HR staff need to be up-to-date
  • If your business decides to apply for a sponsor licence then having a training programme in place should make your sponsor licence application process a bit easier and ongoing training should reduce the possibility of your business not complying with sponsor licence reporting and recording duties and being placed at risk of sponsor licence suspension or revocation

Our expert Business Immigration Solicitors can tailor their training to suit your sector or staff needs so your business gets the maximum benefit from the training on offer.

If you have a sponsor licence, we can work with you by providing a specialist sponsor licence management service in addition to our training services.

We always welcome a discussion about how we can best help your business with your immigration law training needs. We are happy to help whether it is a one-off talk on best HR practices, the conduct of right-to-work checks or comprehensive Business Immigration Training to assist you with all your immigration law needs from applying for a sponsor licence for your business and providing a professional sponsor licence management service, to guiding your business through the certificate of sponsorship allocation process.

UK Online and London-Based Immigration Solicitors and Sponsorship Licence Lawyers

For immigration law training and legal advice call OTS Solicitors on 0203 959 9123 or contact us online.


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