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Employment law ALERT - How to avoid your employees becoming illegal workers
Tue 21 March 2017, 09:00 – 10:30 GMT
How to avoid your employees becoming illegal workers
Our free Employment Law ALERT breakfast seminar will highlight the key checks and ongoing compliance procedures that employers should undertake to avoid employing illegal workers and incurring fines of up to £20,000 and criminal liability. With Brexit on the horizon, the risks are set to increase further.
It is easy to overlook the importance of carrying out right to work checks on an ongoing basis, particularly if employers do not normally engage workers from overseas. However there are a number of circumstances that can lead to individuals losing the right to work in the UK.
All employers must carry out a full and proper check on each employee’s right to work in the country at the start of their employment, identify all potential risks, and then continue to ensure that right to work compliance is kept up to date. Failure to do so can lead to serious consequences for the employer and personal liability for key people in charge of the workforce. By implementing simple procedures, these penalties are entirely avoidable.
In particular, we will be looking at:
- Who has the right to work in the UK and what right to work checks should you undertake?
- The records you need to keep in order to prove compliance
- Keeping your checks up to date, identifying when an employee’s right to work status might change, the common pitfalls and how to avoid them
- Your obligations in respect of workers inherited via TUPE or buying a business
- How to terminate an illegal worker’s contract and avoid liability for unfair dismissal and race discrimination
- An overview of recent and future immigration law changes and the impact of Brexit
Individuals, as well as the company itself, can be personally liable for employing illegal workers. Therefore this is a vital course for all HR managers to avoid the heavy penalties which can be imposed for non-compliance with the legislation.
9.00am-10.30pm Registration from 8.30am with tea, coffee and refreshments.
To register your interest in seminar, please use the register button above.
If you have any questions or need help with your booking, please contact Chris Field on +44 (0)1293 558569.