RIGHT TO WORK | Updated rules for employers

right to work checks

At the end of January, the Home Office updated their guidance on right to work checks. New versions of the guide are issued each year – and this year there are two important changes to note. Often, new guidance on right to work checks is characterised by the government cracking down on organisations that employ […]

Do your employees have proof of right to work?

right to work

You’re probably aware that there’s a legal duty for employers to ensure that their employees have the right to work in the UK. But what you may not know is how to carry out the check; the consequences of getting it wrong and what to do if an employee cannot provide documents to prove their […]

Employment Law & HR – 2016 in review

2016 HR review

As 2016 draws to a close, we reflect on some prominent tribunals and cases brought before courts, the new laws introduced and companies put under the spotlight. Here are our 10 top picks: 1  Brexit caused uncertainty June 23rd 2016 marked a landmark day in British history books as it was the day when we […]

Director banned for employing illegal workers

director banned

A director of a restaurant in Taunton has been barred for six years for employing illegal workers. From 16th December 2016, the director cannot, either directly or indirectly, be involved in the promotion, formation or management of a company for six years. Last year, Home Office Immigration Enforcement Officers discovered that that the director was […]

Crackdown on Illegal Workers

Right to Work Check

Thinking of hiring an illegal worker? Think again. The government is cracking down on organisations that employ illegal workers. Since July 2016, an employer who knowingly hires or has reasonable cause to believe an employee is working illegally is committing an offence. This amendment extends the offence to cover not only employers who know that […]

Illegal Workers

health and safety help

Employers have a duty to carry out pre-employment immigration checks. This involves three steps: obtain original versions of one or more acceptable documents check the document’s validity in the presence of the holder make and retain copies and record the date of the check. Employers may be liable to a substantial civil penalty (fine) if […]