Published as part of the magazine’s ‘Wake-up call’ series, Chetal’s piece examines new Home Office changes which came into effect on 6 October. This update from the government means that non-EEA nationals who are skilled chefs can work for licensed sponsors that offer takeaway services as part of their business offering. In order to be eligible, workers who are in this position must meet the SOL’s criteria.
Besides explaining the specific circumstances under which an individual can meet the requirements of the SOL, Chetal urges employers to exercise care when considering whether the jobs they are recruiting for are on the SOL.
To emphasise this point she says that “care must be taken [by employers] when assessing if a job meets the SOL requirements. Otherwise, the consequences of getting it wrong could be detrimental to not only the business, but also the sponsored chef. The Home Office could suspend the sponsor licence pending investigation or, in the more serious of cases, revoke the sponsor license”.
The rest of Chetal’s article, which is behind a paywall, can be found here.
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