The U.K. Home Office published guidance and reporting requirements for employers who sponsor remote workers.

Key Points:

  • Sponsors must report through the Sponsor Management System if the sponsored employee:
    • Is or will be working at a different site, branch or office, or a different client’s site, not previously declared to U.K. Visas and Immigration.
    • Is or will be working remotely from home on a permanent or full-time basis (with little or no requirement to physically attend a workplace).
    • Has moved or will be moving to a hybrid working pattern.
  • Individuals are considered to be in a hybrid working pattern if the sponsored employee is working remotely on a regular and planned basis from their home or other location that is not listed on the sponsor license.
  • Sponsors are not required to report day-to-day changes in work locations.

Additional Information: Reports must be made within 10 business days after the change in location. More information regarding the reporting requirements for remote workers is available here.

BAL Analysis: Employers should review the hybrid working pattern guidance to ensure that they adhere to the new reporting requirements.

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