A poll carried out by XpertHR at its recent webinar, ‘End of the Brexit transition period – what does this mean for HR?’ found that more than half (58%) of attendees said that removal of the freedom of movement of EU nationals as a consequence of Brexit would have a ‘somewhat’ or ‘very’ significant impact on their business.

Jeya Thiruchelvam, Managing Editor at XpertHR says, “Now that the right of free movement between the EU and the UK has ended, HR professionals will find organisations looking to them to navigate the new immigration system and stay compliant from an immigration perspective. The next major deadline is 30 June 2021 – existing employees who are EU nationals must apply for “settled” or “pre-settled” status by this date. In a nutshell, settled status gives an employee the right to live and work in the UK indefinitely and pre-settled status can be converted into settled status once an employee meets the relevant criteria.

“The 30 June deadline is critical and many eligible employees have yet to make an application under the settlement scheme. Failing to do this will have far-reaching consequences for an employee and their family because they will no longer have immigration permission to stay in the UK, something that will also clearly affect their employer. It is imperative that organisations do all they can to ensure their employees make an application under the settlement scheme in time, many organisations are supporting their employees to do this by offering things such as immigration surgeries, Brexit workshops or legal advice around the application process.

XpertHR’s recent webinar, which was presented by Huw Cooke, a senior associate in the employment team at Burges Salmon, focused on how businesses can comply with the new immigration rules and the other employment issues might arise out of Brexit, including how business travellers will be affected, worker mobility and working from home overseas. The webinar is available to listen on XpertHR.

XpertHR has also published an extensive range of Brexit content available on its website to help businesses understand and navigate the changes after Brexit. New resources include a podcast, Getting to grips with Brexit following the end of the transition period, where immigration solicitor, Louise Haycock outlines the key things employers need to know.

Other new content includes the new business visitor rules for EU/EEA countries and Switzerland, and what employers need to know about employees working remotely in other countries. Plus there is information on Brexit and UK employment law and the impact Brexit may have on employment law, as well as the rules on GDPR after Brexit.

For XpertHR’s complete Brexit: Resource Round up click here.

For more information on XpertHR visit: www.xperthr.co.uk

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