The session will ensure you understand the expectations of UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) and your responsibilities as an employer; the process and documentation required in order to prove an employee’s right to work in the UK; the consequences of getting the checks wrong and key changes to be aware of in the Immigration Act 2016.
The session will also ensure you understand the importance of the Modern Slavery Act, what it means for your business; how to proactively audit your business and supply chains in order to prevent, detect and eradicate slavery; to understand the content of any section 54 statement and the consequences of ignoring the Act.
Whilst honest and decent employers may think that the Government’s tough approach to rogue employers who continue to flout the law and employ illegal migrants in their businesses solely applies to unscrupulous employers, they would be wrong. Regardless of the size of your business or your industry sector, this is a reminder of the importance of ensuring you can evidence the immigration status of each and every employee. This is particularly important if your business is in either the cleaning, care or construction field, where the Government have a particular focus.
In addition, in an attempt to combat the ongoing exploitation of vulnerable people in our society, the Government has introduced the Modern Slavery Act. The legislation places an onus on organisations with a global turnover of £36 million or more to not only ensure their business and supply chains are slavery free, but to publish a statement each year confirming the steps they have taken to ensure this is the case, or alternatively, that they have taken no steps at all.
Although failure to publish a statement won’t lead to criminal sanctions, your organisation could be compelled to publish such a statement, and if you haven’t taken any steps to ensure your business and supply chains are slavery free, there is a significant risk of reputational damage, from marketing your brand and product, and therefore attracting suppliers and customers, to attracting and retaining talent within your organisation.
Speaker Beverley Smith:
Beverley advises employers on the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious employment related matters including complex restructures, TUPE, outsourcing, equal pay, trade union related issues, senior level exits, complicated multi claim, and often, multi Claimant unfair dismissal and discrimination claims in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal.
Beverley also provides strategic and practical corporate immigration advice to employers including general right to work issues, sponsor licenses, Tier 2 & 5 advice, Home Office inspections and illegal working issues.
She has judicial mediation experience and regularly conducts in-house training for clients and speaks at seminars on topical issues.
Tickets for Non-Members will cost £10 including VAT and the admin cost - refunds can only be made if you cancel your place 3 days prior of the event.
Professional photography and video production will be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for CIPD. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any CIPD promotional materials.
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The Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire branch is part of the CIPD Midlands Partnership who run an annual regional event. The 2016 event is taking place on Saturday 8 October at Chseford Grange Hotel near Warwick, Visit the event page for details and to book your place