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Illegal Working Compliance

SAVING YOU TIME, MANPOWER AND MONEY

How would you like you business to be more time efficient? To be more productive and to save money? Westkin Associates can help you to achieve those three key goals and more through our compliancy checking service. Contact our teams today on 0207 118 4546 or via info@westkin.com to see what we can do for you!

Checking on your employees’ legal right to work for you is a complex and time consuming process. It can often occupy your staff members time when they have more pressing duties to attend. An employer has a legal requirement to ensure that all their employees have legal permission to work in the UK. This requirement is enforced by the UK Border Agency with increasing robustness, with well publicised raids occurring on UK businesses. These raid can often result in an employee being prosecuted leading to often large fines and potentially worse, negative publicity for the firm.

Westkin Associates can, through our project management, save you time, manpower and money by completing these audits and checks for you. As immigration specialists we are well experienced in employee compliance and provide bespoke services built around the needs of your businesss.

We have provided a basic guide underneath, however, this is intended for use as a guide only. For more information or to organise a consultation with one of our immigration lawyers we can be contacted through the information at the top and bottom of this page.

How do employers avoid these fines?

A system of checks has been developed by the UKBA. If they are carried out then even if a staff member has no permission to work a fine can be avoided.

The checks can be complex. There are varieties of checks and combinations of documents that need to inspected, often depending on the immigration status and nationality of the employee.

Once an employer has checked the documents and the immigration status of all of their staff, they must ensure records are kept. It is important to record and retain the documentation, ideally on the premise where the staff works.

It is important to note that these checks, if carried out properly, cannot be used to migrants to bring a race discrimination case. This does not mean that employers should not take steps to ensure everyone is treated fairly.

All employees must be checked at equal intervals and in the same manner irrespective of their ethnicity or nationality.

Westkin have assisted hundreds of businesses and individuals in their immigration matters.

We provide a turnkey approach to all immigration matters and we also provide, through partners a complete employer service. We will tell what to do, and provide systems to do it.

What we do for you:

  • Initial assessment of current processes
  • Immigration audits
  • Document inspection and checking for all new hires, even before the job is offered;
  • Bespoke and In House Seminars and training

Contact our leading immigration lawyers today via 0207 118 4546 or info@westkin.com or our Enquiry Box to the right hand side of the page for an initial, friendly and no-obligation chat.

 

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