Right To Work In The UK

Employers have a duty to prevent illegal working in the UK by carrying out prescribed document checks on people before employing them to ensure they are lawfully allowed to work in the UK. On 16 May 2014 changes to strengthen and simplify the civil penalty scheme for employees came into force. The maximum penalty that employers can receive for employing someone without the right to work increased from £10,000 to £20,000 per illegal worker.

Should the employer be found to be employing an illegal employee, by following the correct procedures they ensure a statutory excuse to avoid payment of the civil penalty.

This procedure includes checking the validity

Statutory Rate Update

A reminder of the current rates associated with various statutory payments.

1.Unfair Dismissal/Redundancy
The cap on a week's pay relevant for several awards/payments including unfair dismissal basic award and redundancy payment is now £464.00 per week. Accordingly, the maximum unfair dismissal basic award and statutory redundancy pay is now £13,920. The maximum unfair dismissal compensatory award is the lower of £76,574 or 52 weeks’ gross actual pay at the time of dismissal.

2.Failure to provide written terms of employment/contract of employment

Employees have right to receive a copy of their written terms within two months of commencing employment. Tribunals have the right where this has not occurred