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Right to Work - protecting you and your workers

Posted by Kate Carter on 26-Sep-2018 14:31:19

If you are responsible for employing people you are almost certainly aware of the need to check documentation before taking them on. Fines imposed on UK companies in the first quarter of this year alone were in excess of £7 million.

As an employer, you must check that a job applicant is allowed to work for you in the UK before you employ them.

 


In 2012 Britain’s biggest supermarket chain Tesco was fined £115,000 for breaches involving 23 workers.

According to the Government's own figures*, the penalties imposed on UK businesses in the first quarter of 2018 were £7.64 million.

The total number of illegal workers found in the period was 637.

You must protect your organisation from the possibility of these penalties but often smaller businesses may not be aware of their legal obligations.Big business are not exempt from failure to comply either. In 2012 Tesco, Britain’s biggest supermarket chain, was fined £115,000 for breaches involving 23 workers.

Following the Tesco case, a UK Border Agency spokesman said: “This fine shows that we will not hesitate to take action against employers that break the rules.

"Illegal working has a serious impact on our communities and where we have intelligence to suggest it is taking place we will take action, as we have done in this case."

This fabulous new course from Engage in Learning  will take all prospective employers of migrant workers through a thorough education process.

The course includes information on:

  • How to conduct a right to work check
  • The types of documents that are acceptable and examples of those that are not
  • What to do in special circumstances - and what happens if you cannot accept the documents provided

Real life scenarios walk the user through what to do when faced with checking new employees and the scenarios will help the learner be confident that they will make the right choices (and stay compliant) - every time.

The course also features a post test which tests the user's knowledge  and understanding of the course content and ensures that they are ready to complete a documentation check - safe in the knowledge that they are complying with the current legislation.

As with all Engage in Learning courses, Right To Work is both highly interactive and easy to use. It features video, animation, male/female presenters and plenty of multiple choice questions to keep engagement high.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/illegal-working-penalties-quarterly-totals

 

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