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Document Verification & Right to Work Checks for Non-UK National Employees Workshop - London (September)

Date Wednesday 13 September 2017
Venue London - Danubius Hotel Regents Park, London NW8 7JT
 

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Workshop Agenda

0900  Coffee & Registration

0930  Introduction to the day and identification and clarification of objectives

0940 ESSENTIAL LEGAL ISSUES TO CONSIDER FROM AN IMMIGRATION PERSPECTIVE
* Brexit Implications
* 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

Katrina Cooper
Director
Global Immigration
PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal LLP

1100  Morning Coffee
 
1115  POLICY & PROCEDURE TO ENSURE YOU ARE WORKING WITHIN THE LAW
* 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

Ian Westwood
Director
The Westwood Organisation

1315  Lunch
 
1415  CHECKING IDENTITY DOCUMENTS
* 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

Paul Leadbeater
Director
Passport Proven

1500  Afternoon Tea 

1515   CHECKING IDENTITY DOCUMENTS CONTINUED
* 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

Paul Leadbeater
Director
Passport Proven

1615  Wrap Up

1630   End of workshop