Tag: right to work

Recruiting extra staff for Christmas? Don’t forget the Right to Work checks…

Tony Machin

November 5, 2019

For many businesses, from restaurants to retailers, so has the drive to bring on additional staff to cope with the seasonal rush. Commercial pressures during busy hiring periods may make it tempting to cut corners but whether you’re hiring a few people or many thousands, you still need to ensure that all potential employees are eligible to work in the UK.

Building a case for Right to Work check software in your business

Tony Machin

September 25, 2019

All businesses in the UK, regardless of organisation size or sector, must ensure that every employee has the Right to Work in the UK. This means seeing and checking relevant identity documents in the presence of the holder. However, the number of people attempting to using fake identity documents to illegally gain employment continues to grow.

Making Right to Work checks: what happens when they go wrong?

Tony Machin

November 19, 2018

As you probably know, if you’re employing staff in the UK, you must confirm their immigration status before they start work. This means checking their passport, visa, and/or another immigration document to confirm they have the Right to Work in the UK. So, what they thought were the biggest risks of getting checks wrong.

Overcoming 7 challenges of Right to Work checks

David Park

September 13, 2018

If you employ people in the UK, you are probably aware of the legal requirement to check that all potential and existing employees, regardless of their nationality, are eligible to work through Right to Work checks. In this blog, we look at 7 challenges that Right to Work checks bring to a business and how technology can help overcome them.

Why do we need to do pre-employment immigration checks on UK or EU recruits?

Tony Machin

June 21, 2018

As you probably know, every employer has a legal duty to prevent illegal working and is required to undertake pre-employment immigration checks on all staff to ensure that they have the right to work in the UK. But if your recruits claim to be British or EU nations, do you really need to make Right to Work checks?

Making ID checks for compliance in Umbrella companies

David Park

October 20, 2017

According to analysis in 2017, the number of self-employed workers in the UK has increased by 23 per cent in the past decade.  As a result, hundreds of thousands of workers now use umbrella companies to act as their employer. As the employer, the umbrella company needs to check the ID and Right to Work of every one of these contractors. So how can an umbrella organisation run identity checks efficiently and consistently to ensure they comply with current legislation?

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