Right to Work Checks and Overseas Recruitment – what do you need to know?

An in-person workshop hosted by Martin Norris, head of Recruitment at Realise and Angela Barnes, an immigration solicitor and head of business immigration law at AfterAthena, a new platform launched by law firm Napthens Solicitors to streamline HR, employment law and health and safety topics.

Angela will be covering two subjects in this training session:

  1. Right to work checks
  2. Recruiting skilled workers from overseas.

Right to work checks

With recent changes to right to work checks, including a new Code of Practice this month, it’s becoming more important than ever to ensure a business checks its prospective employees rights to work in this country.

Why should businesses care about this?

There is an increased focus from the Government on the employment of illegal workers. The penalties faced by employers for illegal working are increasing this month, to three times the current rates, meaning the maximum penalty will increase to £60,000 per illegal worker.

Angela will help employers understand the law, advise them on how to comply and re-emphasise the need to make sure businesses are properly conducting the checks for all employees.

Sponsoring skilled workers from overseas

Business and industries across the north-west, and indeed the UK, are struggling to recruit appropriately skilled workers; a situation that some are solving with overseas workers.

Recruiting skilled workers from abroad through sponsorship is often the best way to fill the skills gap in a business that is struggling to recruit for specialised positions.

If you have ever thought about recruiting skilled workers from overseas or indeed reading this makes you think it could solve or partly solve your own recruitment issues, this session is for you.

Angela will take you through the details of sponsorship, covering eligibility and costs, along with the pros and cons, to enable you to make an informed decision about whether or not sponsorship might work for you.


  • Date : 14 March 2024
  • Time : 9:30 am - 11:30 am (Europe/London)
  • Reg. Deadline : 13 March 2024
  • Venue : The Learning Pod

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