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Document Verification & Right to Work Checks for Non-UK National Employees Workshop

Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel , Water Street, Manchester M3 4JQ

Organisations which fail to effectively check a non-UK employee’s documentation face a £20,000 fine. 

Registration fee: £450 plus VAT per delegate

 

Your organisation is responsible for checking identity documents for all your non-UK employees. That’s quite a challenge, given the sheer volume and complexity of authenticating often unfamiliar documents. For the last five years BFI has been running this practical and interactive workshop throughout the UK. Hear from top immigration and document verification specialists and ensure that your policies and procedures protect your organisation.

Workshop Highlights

  • Prevent illegal working: legal clarification of your responsibilities
  • Avoiding costly discrimination litigation
  • Is your policy legally compliant?
  • How to verify a non-UK candidate’s immigration status
  • Compare examples of real and fake documents
  • Checking and verifying identity documentation from outside the UK including:
    • Passports
    • Photo ID & Driving Licenses
    • Birth Certificates
    • Supporting Documents
    • Stamps
    • Visas

We do hope you can join us.

Recent feedback:

Really happy I came on the course, I learnt a lot! - NHS Trust Development Authority 

Informative, well presented and gives you food for thought, thank you - Plus Dane Housing

Much more engaging and interesting than I expected, I learnt a lot - Olympus

Very useful and very interesting, enlightening - Russell Finex Ltd

Great informative course, provided good insight into the authenticity of ID documentation - Dept for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy

Very informative, left with a much clearer understanding of document certification - Southern Housing Group

Amazing advice and examples, fascinating stuff - St. George's University

Amazing, high quality teaching, I feel very confident about making checks going forward - St. George's University

Which functions will benefit from attending

  • HR and recruitment professionals, administration, training, security, risk, compliance, legal, policy, vetting and screening, operations and all line managers and directors and staff with responsibility for Right to Work checks and non- UK employee recruitment, vetting and screening

Hear from

Schedule

Coffee & registration

Introduction to the day and identification and clarification of objectives

ESSENTIAL LEGAL ISSUES TO CONSIDER FROM AN IMMIGRATION PERSPECTIVE

Omer Simjee

Omer Simjee

Partner
Constantine Law Ltd

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Omer Simjee

Partner , Constantine Law Ltd

Omer is a highly experienced employment and business immigration lawyer. He provides practical, employment law solutions to corporate clients on personnel issues. A typical day would see him involved in complex tribunal litigation, advising on strategic HR matters and large-scale redundancies, reorganisations and outsourcing. His extensive experience includes acting for multi-national organisations, financial institutions, IT companies, recruitment agencies, facility management providers and manufacturing businesses. He has particular expertise in TUPE, boardroom disputes, top-level executive exits and advising on restraint of trade matters; clients appreciate his straight-talking and pragmatic approach. He is also a highly experienced tribunal advocate. His strength lies in acting for company respondents and senior management claimants. Omer leads the firm’s national business immigration practice, which supports company clients in bringing overseas experts to work for them in the UK, whilst also ensuring that his clients comply with their obligations to prevent illegal working. Clients benefit greatly from Omer’s training on immigration issues and he has built up a strong reputation in helping them plan-ahead to deal with Brexit-related issues.

  • What are the consequences of getting documentation verification wrong?
  • Understanding your obligations to prevent illegal working- what documents do you need to see and retain?
  • A summary of the different work routes available to non-EEA nationals
  • Some tricky areas including students’ right to work, agency workers/contractors and what to do if you discover an employee does not have the right to work
  • Working within the law- avoiding contravention of discrimination legislation
  • Record keeping obligations for sponsors
  • Issues around recording and storing data that you must be aware of

Morning coffee

POLICY & PROCEDURE TO ENSURE YOU ARE WORKING WITHIN THE LAW

Ian Westwood

Ian Westwood

Immigration Consultant
The Westwood Organisation

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Ian Westwood

Immigration Consultant , The Westwood Organisation

Ian Westwood worked at the Home Office from 1993-2003. He was an operational Immigration Officer serving at Heathrow, Gatwick and Dover before being promoted to Chief Immigration Officer based in Croydon. Since then he has set up his own consultancy business, providing training and immigration advice to a variety of corporate and private clients on the subject of Immigration. He is regulated by the Office of the Immigration Service Commissioner to provide immigration advice in the UK. Ian’s training credentials include the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s Certificate of Training Practice and the Belbin Team-Role Accreditation.

  • Who can work in the UK?
  • Strategies for checking the right to work
  • European nationals
  • Non-European nationals
  • Complying with Home Office regulations
  • PBS
  • What to look for
  • Checking documents
  • Statutory excuse and follow-up
  • Potentially discriminatory practice e.g. auto regretting candidates
  • Conclusions

Lunch

CHECKING IDENTITY DOCUMENTS

Paul Leadbeater

Paul Leadbeater

Consultant
Passport Proven

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Paul Leadbeater

Consultant , Passport Proven

Paul, as a former detective, has extensive experience in security with particular specialisms in pre- employment screening, vetting and conducting internal investigations and has been utilising investigative interview skills for over 40 years. As Director of Internal Security for a multi national company within the fields of security, outsourcing and custodial care Paul was responsible for advising on, training and managing all pre-employment screening, vetting, data protection, information security, freedom of information and internal security matters. Paul is now a consultant with Passport Proven and uses his experience, expertise and professional qualifications to advise organisations and deliver workshops in the UK and Europe on areas including; pre-employment screening & vetting, document verification, data protection and conducting effective investigations. Paul is a director of Passport Proven.

  • Attributed identity versus biographical identity
  • Biometric identity – what should you know?
  • Do you know what to look for?
  • Common scams to be aware of
  • What to do when you spot an irregularity
  • Passports
  • Photo ID and driving licenses
  • Birth certificates
  • Supporting documents
  • Stamps
  • Visas

Afternoon tea

CHECKING IDENTITY DOCUMENTS CONTINUED

Paul Leadbeater

Paul Leadbeater

Consultant
Passport Proven

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Paul Leadbeater

Consultant , Passport Proven

Paul, as a former detective, has extensive experience in security with particular specialisms in pre- employment screening, vetting and conducting internal investigations and has been utilising investigative interview skills for over 40 years. As Director of Internal Security for a multi national company within the fields of security, outsourcing and custodial care Paul was responsible for advising on, training and managing all pre-employment screening, vetting, data protection, information security, freedom of information and internal security matters. Paul is now a consultant with Passport Proven and uses his experience, expertise and professional qualifications to advise organisations and deliver workshops in the UK and Europe on areas including; pre-employment screening & vetting, document verification, data protection and conducting effective investigations. Paul is a director of Passport Proven.

  • Cross-referencing with other data
  • Right to work – what are the criteria?
  • How to proceed if you discover inconsistencies
  • Addressing concerns directly with candidates – possible pitfalls
  • Establishing and integrating secure documents and identity verification processes
  • How easy is it to miss a forged document
  • What are the areas we should look at for verification?
  • Practical examples of checking documents
  • Live examples of fraudulent documentation
  • Comparisons of real and fake documents
  • Counterfeits and forgeries

Wrap up

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