Home Office Introduces New Rules On Illegal Working


The Government has confirmed it is to make employers fully responsible for checking that their employees are not illegal workers. Companies who fail to do this will be prosecuted if they are found to be employing illegal workers. This means employers will no longer be able to accept a National Insurance number or UK birth certificate as proof of a persons eligibility to work within the UK. Instead, employers will be required to check a single ‘secure’ document such as a passport or EU ID card and record this information. Where the correct documents cannot be produced, the employer must check two other documents from a list to be provided by the Government; and record that they have done so.

However, help is at hand from Tensor as the latest version of Tensor Personnel has been modified to record the information and warn you when the proper checks have not been made.

A related problem occurs when illegal workers run a scam where a legal person attends the interview and produces valid documents, whilst the actual person who turns up for work is an illegal worker. Here, the use of Tensor’s
sub-dermal fingerprint technology will guarantee you know who is working in your business.

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