The Resident Labour Market Test

 

top London immigration solicitors find that when HR directors and staff carry out the Resident Labour Market Test they appreciate just how complicated the test is. However, it is not until a company has had its Sponsor Licence application rejected (often more than once) that an employer gains a full appreciation of the complexities and fine detail of the Resident Labour Market Test. 

 
Failure to comply with the Resident Labour Market Test rules can have serious consequences on the employer’s ability to recruit migrant workers and will add to the costs of recruitment and delay the process.
 

Who has to carry out the Resident Labour Market Test?

 
If an employer wants to employ a non-EEA national then the migrant worker will need a Tier 2 (General) visa. Unless the job the migrant is recruited for is on the Shortage Occupation List, the employer will need to carry out the Resident Labour Market Test before they can issue a Certificate of Sponsorship and employ the non-EEA worker. 
 
The Home Office rationale behind the Resident Labour Market Test is to ensure there are no settled workers who can fill the job vacancy before the employer recruits a non-EEA citizen. 
The Resident Labour Market Test has to be completed if you are a FTSE 100 firm with thousands of employees across the globe or a start-up business looking to recruit your first non-EEA migrant worker.
 

How can OTS Solicitors help? 

 
The business immigration team at OTS Solicitors are experts in completing the Resident Labour Market Test for start-up business owners to multinational companies. 
 
Employing an expert to conduct the Resident Labour Market Test or to complete the Sponsor Licence application process takes the hassle out of the migrant recruitment process and avoids costly mistakes that cost in administrative time and resources, and delay recruitment plans.
 
OTS Solicitors carry out the Resident Labour Market Test on a company’s behalf for a fixed transparent fee. Alternatively, the Resident Labour Market Test can be conducted as part of OTS Solicitors Sponsor Licence application competitively priced fixed fee package.  
For more information on Resident Labour Market Test services, Sponsor Licence application packages and business immigration services call OTS Solicitors on 0203 959 9123 for a discussion about how we can help you.  
 

The Resident Labour Market Test pitfalls

 
It is the experience of the best London immigration solicitors that whether you are a multinational company or an entrepreneur setting up his first business venture the Resident Labour Market Test is one of the most common reasons for the rejection of Sponsor Licence applications or for the downgrading of Sponsor Licences.
 

Resident Labour Market Test case study

 
Bhavini Bhatt, a senior lawyer in OTS Solicitors business immigration team says that:
 
“I recently helped an accountancy firm to successfully carry out the Resident Labour Market Test. The firm had thought that they did not need professional help to sort out what they initially perceived to be straightforward paperwork. With their eye for attention to detail in their accountancy work they thought that completion of the Resident Labour Market Test would be easy, enabling them to push on with their recruitment plans. 
 
The company failed to complete the Resident Labour Market Test to the Home Office’s exacting standards on two occasions prior to instructing OTS Solicitors. In fairness to the human resources staff at the accountancy firm if I was asked to carry out accounting services I would not be up to the task and would make errors. However, with expertise in business immigration law and in conduct of the Resident Labour Market Test, I quickly established why the company’s two previous attempts at completion of the Resident Labour Market Test had failed.
 
“To a non-business immigration solicitor the reasons for the Home Office rejections of the company’s Resident Labour Market Test would be rather pathetic. After all, why is it vital to match exactly the job description on the two required job adverts for the Resident Labour Market Test?  In addition, why is it so important that the screen shot of the job advert must show the website URL address? What is more, the accountancy firm had not kept adequate records of potential job applicants to meet the Home Office exacting standards for successful completion of the Resident Labour Market Test.    
 
“I am pleased to say that I was able to successfully sort out the Resident Labour Market Test for the company. I am confident that if the accounting firm had analysed the costs of asking its staff to carry out the Test in comparison to asking OTS Solicitors to conduct it on a fixed fee basis that the accountants would have acknowledged that it was not only quicker but cheaper to use Immigration solicitors to complete the Resident Labour Market Test.” 
 
The case study shows that not using top London immigration solicitors to carry out the complex Resident Labour Market Test can lead to delays in recruitment and extra time and expense. Sometimes a business owner doing something himself or herself is a false economy. 
 

Bhavini Bhatt continues:

 
“The business immigration team at OTS Solicitors recognised that business owners, large and small, need help with completion of the Resident Labour Market Test and the Sponsor Licence application process. Therefore, we have a package of fixed fee services in place, covering the completion of the Resident Labour Market Test or to sort out the Sponsor Licence application or to manage the Sponsor Licence. Our services are designed to complement the recruitment work carried out by in-house staff so that the migrant recruitment process and its management does not tie up the business in wrangles with the Home Office and leaves in-house staff free to concentrate on their areas of expertise.” 
 

How can OTS Solicitors help your business? 

 

The business immigration team at OTS Solicitors are experts in completing the Resident Labour Market Test for start-up business owners to multinational companies. 
 
The legal directory of leading UK lawyers, Legal 500, recognises OTS Solicitors expertise in business immigration. The firm is ranked for business immigration services. In addition, OTS Solicitors have Law Society accredited solicitors status as trusted specialists in Immigration law.
 
OTS Solicitors will carry out the Resident Labour Market Test on a company’s behalf for a fixed fee taking the hassle out of conducting the test and making sure the company does not fall foul of complex Home Office rules. Alternatively, the Resident Labour Market Test can be conducted as part of OTS Solicitors Sponsor Licence application competitively priced fixed fee package.  
 
For more information on Resident Labour Market Test services, Sponsor Licence application packages or Sponsor Licence management services please call the business immigration law team on 0203 959 9123 for a discussion about how we can help you.  
 

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