Businesses in the UK hiring workers (employed or self-employed) must have ‘Good HR Practices’ in place and be due diligent by avoiding hiring illegal workers.
From the moment you agree to hire someone, your business becomes liable for any non-compliance.
Ask yourself this question, are you 100% sure that every worker you employ directly or hire via self-employed contract has the right to work in the UK and is legally allowed to work for your business?
If you are not 100% sure, why take the risk and leave your business exposed to civil penalties and custodial sentence?
If your business falls under one of these regulating bodies and your due diligence and HR is not in order, you could be exposed to an investigation.
If your business employs any migrant workers, including Croatian nationals, you must carry out an immigration check pre-engagement and do regular audits to prevent illegal employment. Failure to comply could lead to civil penalty up to £20,000 being issued to your business and being named and shamed on the Home Office website.
If your business hires self-employed workers directly or subcontracts them out, you must first carry out an IR35 check to verify if these workers are legally permitted to be in the UK and have the right to work including Croatian nationals. Checks must be done pre-engagement and ensure they are registered with HMRC for NINo, UTR, have adequate business insurance and are skilled to do the job without supervision, direction and control. It is also essential self-employed subcontracting contracts reflect the client's contracts or HMRC will investigate this as a possible breach of IR35 and being in disguise as self-employed.
If your business is regulated by CQC, you must adhere to their guidelines to operate legally. CQC carries out a number of compliance inspections and no business wants a low grade or even suspension. ComTracker focuses on your workers to prevent illegal employment, right to work checks and tracking of workers essential compliance data that includes recording and tracking of DBS, NMC, mandatory training and health & safety.
If your business employs any workers that need permission from the SIA to work in the UK, your business must have in place Approval Conditions or SIA could remove your licence under the Approved Contractor Scheme and take legal action against your business. ComTracker will track your workers compliance data and help avoid SIA removal.
If any staff are regulated by NMC, these medical professionals must adhere to very strict guidelines to provide care services. ComTracker allows the employer to log and track key data about each individual so essential data is tracked including renewal of NMC licence and accreditations. Home Office has put in place very strict rules who can work under NMC if the individuals are from outside of the EU/EEA including Croatian nationals.
If your business is regulated by GMC, medical professionals that you employ or bring in as consultants must adhere to very strict guidelines to operate in the UK. ComTracker allows the employer to log and track key data about each individual so essential data is tracked including renewal of GMC licence and accreditations. Home Office has put in place very strict rules who can work under GMC if the individuals are from outside of the EU/EEA including Croatian nationals.
If your business is regulated by CAA, certain workers that you employ or contracted will need licences to operate if they fall under Commercial Pilots, Private Pilots, Air Traffic Personnel or Engineers. You must adhere to their guidelines to operate legally as they must follow European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) guidelines. ComTracker allows you to track these workers key data so if an audit on your work force is carried, you would be able to demonstrate compliance which will help you retain your CAA licence.
ComTracker will literally track all employees’ data and display the data so you always know everything about each employee. Imagine if you were ever audited by the Home Office, Local Authority, SIA, CQC etc., and they needed to see there and then compliance data such as passports, visas, licences and accreditations to work, this could be quite a chore, not with the ComTracker. Find out more about Employment.
ComTracker will literally track all contract workers data and display the data so you always know everything about each worker. Imagine if you were ever audited by the HMRC Home Office, SIA, CQC, SIA etc., and they needed to see there and then compliance data such as evidence of Nino, UTR, passports, visas, business insurance, licences to trade, contract of service etc., this could be quite a chore, not with the ComTracker. Find out more about Self-Employment.