Your guide to a compliant
resident labour market test

Welcome to your guide to a compliant resident labour market test.

Before employing a non-EEA national on a Tier 2 visa, every UK employer is required by law to conduct a resident labour market test (RLMT).

We have examined the steps involved in conducting a successful RLMT. This expert advice is now gathered into a five-part guide which advises on how best you can conduct your next RLMT, ensuring its success and consistent compliance with the UK immigration rules.

So whether you are midway through a RLMT or about to get started, this guide can answer your questions.

Part 1 – How to conduct a resident labour market test
We introduce the RLMT as a requirement of hiring a Tier 2 migrant and highlight its basic components.

Part 2 – Where to advertise
It is important to place your job vacancy ads on the right recruitment platforms – make sure you get it right from the start!

Part 3 – How to advertise
Do your job advertisements comply with UK regulation? Make a check against the list contained in this part of the guide.

Part 4 – The recruitment process
It is not enough to post compliant job advertisements for the specified time frame, your recruitment process must also be up to scratch.

Part 5 – Record-keeping duties
Last but certainly not least, we discuss the documentation you will be expected to keep on file to be able to prove that a fair and correct decision-making process was followed.

We hope that you find this guide useful.

Please contact us for further advice and to support you in all aspects of immigration law.

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