Bitesize Lincs: Protecting Your EU Workforce

    January 17, 2019 09:30
    PSP IT Design & Development
    Elsoms Way, Pinchbeck

    Does your business have a workforce comprising of multiple EU nationalities? Uncertain of what you need to do to ensure your business is ready to handle the changes to immigration for EU nationals working in the UK post-March 2019?

    During this breakfast briefing, Thalej Vasishta and Mark Lilley-Tams, of Paragon Law, will provide you with a detailed overview of the substantial immigration changes that Brexit will bring and equip you to deal with the impact of these on your EU workforce.

    You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about any aspects of the Settled Status Scheme and the future immigration system that will be put in place.

    By attending, you will gain a greater understanding of:

    – What the new Settled Status Scheme for EU nationals is, and who is going to need to make an application under it;

    – What the application process for Settled Status will be including costs and timescales;

    – The employer’s role in the application process, including legal obligations;

    – Steps that employers could take to safeguard their current EU workforce;

    – The impact of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit be on these plans;

    – What the future system of rules for EU nationals is likely to look like for EU and non-EU nationals arriving after the implementation period; and

    – Steps that employers can start taking now to prepare for future rule changes for EU nationals;

    – “Agriculture Workers Scheme” which the Government propose to introduce in Spring next year


    09:30     Registration, Refreshments & Networking

    09:50     Welcome & Introduction

    10:00     Protecting your EU Workforce

    11:00     Q&A Session and Discussion

    11:30     Close

    Book a place today! You will go away in a better position to plan to protect your existing EU workforce and consider your strategy in terms of meeting future labour needs once the UK leaves the EU.

    This event is being delivered in partnership with and supported by Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce.

    Thalej Vasishta

    Thalej is the founder and Managing Director of Paragon Law. He specialises in corporate and business immigration. He works primarily with UK companies wishing to employ skilled foreign nationals and overseas companies and individuals seeking to invest in or trade with the UK.

    Thalej is retained by a number of FTSE 100 companies to advise on compliance with sponsorship duties and carries out periodic audits for Human Resources systems and processes.

    Mark Lilley-Tams

    Mark Lilley-Tams is a Solicitor and Director at Paragon Law. Mark has worked as an Immigration Lawyer for 13 years, and is one of 4 lawyers in the Midlands to hold accreditation as an ‘advanced caseworker’ by the Law Society.

    Mark is head of the personal immigration team at Paragon Law, which is responsible for advising and representing EEA nationals with residence applications and with citizenship applications. As head of the Brexit Group at Paragon Law, Mark has provided training to many hundreds of EEA nationals on behalf of businesses and Universities. Mark continues to liaise with individuals and businesses to provide updates on developments as they occur in connection with Brexit.

    Secure your place

    Attendance is free of charge and places are limited so be sure to book yours today.

    Please note we are only able to offer up to 2 places per company. To qualify for this funded support, your business must be a small to medium enterprise (SME) based in Greater Lincolnshire. Apologies, no support intermediaries or public bodies.

    Am I eligible?

    These workshops are available for businesses, partnerships, sole traders, and registered charities, with a trading address located within Greater Lincolnshire (North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire & Lincolnshire).

    To access these workshops, your business must complete an SME enrolment form in order to check the business’s eligibility against the funding criteria. (The form will be sent to you on completion of an Eventbrite booking – if one has not already been completed and on file).

    This briefing is being organised in partnership with Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce. By registering to attend you give your consent for the booking data to be shared with them.

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