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Home Office changes checking criteria to halt illegal working

first_img Previous Article Next Article Home Office changes checking criteria to halt illegal workingOn 1 May 2004 in Personnel Today Employers must be increasingly vigilant when hiring new staff after the HomeOffice changed the criteria for checking if individuals are eligible to work inthe UK. In a bid to clamp down on illegal working, David Blunkett has introduced aseries of changes that affect employers’ statutory defence against possibleconvictions for breaching regulations in the Asylum and Immigration Act. From 1 May, businesses must check different identification documents tocomply with the rules. Employers must check documents, stipulated by the HomeOffice, and carry out reasonable steps to ensure they are genuine. Theseinclude checking that photos match the candidate, ensuring the expiry dateshave not passed and making sure the details contained in the documents areconsistent with those of the potential employee. Certain documents such as UK or European Economic Area (EEA) passports, UKresidence permits or national identity cards are sufficient on their own, butif none of these are available employers must check two forms of identificationfrom a second list. They are also required to make a Write Only Read Many copy of the requireddocuments for employees that started work after 30 April. Karl Deakin, an employment specialist at law firm Veale Wasbrough, saidcompanies must ensure their procedures are robust or risk fines of up to£5,000, which the authorities are considering increasing. However, firms must also be careful not to discriminate against workers fromethnic minority backgrounds or they could face other legal claims. “If employers ask only employees who appear to be from overseas toprovide documents, they could face costly race discrimination claims. Checksshould be carried out on all successful job applicants, irrespective of theirapparent nationality,” he said. The Government has also established a registration scheme for workers comingto Britain from eight of the 10 new EU member states to help monitor theirimpact on the labour market. Employers’ helpline: 0845 0106677. Home Office guidance: www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

Florida’s Sophia Kenin defeats Serena Williams in French Open

first_imgSaturday, 20-year-old Sofia Kenin defeated Serena Williams at the French Open in straight sets 6-2, 7-5.The top five seeds have all been.Kenin was born in Russia but is classified as an American player.She grew up in Pembroke Pines, Florida.Sofia Kenin of the U.S. clenches his fist after scoring a point against Serena Williams of the U.S. in the last game of the second set during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )“I have so much respect for Serena. She’s done so much for tennis, for American tennis,” Kenin told ESPN. “I watched her so much growing up, along with Maria Sharapova and other players, of course. It’s just crazy, and I would have never guessed that in a few years I’d be playing Serena Williams in the third round at Roland Garros. I would have been jumping off the couch back then. Hopefully, I can handle my emotions well tomorrow. And try not to overthink it. It’s going to be a little bit strange, looking across the net and it’s Serena there, but I’m going to have just to lock in and take it as any other match, and play.”last_img read more

Purdue looks to extend streak vs Indiana

first_imgPurdue looks to extend streak vs Indiana February 26, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditIndiana (18-9, 8-8) vs. Purdue (14-14, 7-10)Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana; Thursday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Purdue looks for its seventh straight win in the head-to-head series over Indiana. In its last six wins against the Hoosiers, Purdue has won by an average of 9 points. Indiana’s last win in the series came on Feb. 20, 2016, a 77-73 victory. LEADING THE CHARGE: Purdue’s Trevion Williams has averaged 11.4 points and 7.7 rebounds while Eric Hunter Jr. has put up 10 points. For the Hoosiers, Trayce Jackson-Davis has averaged 14.1 points and 8.1 rebounds while Justin Smith has put up 10.7 points and 5.4 rebounds.TERRIFIC TRAYCE: In 27 appearances this season, Indiana’s Jackson-Davis has shot 58.3 percent.ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Boilermakers have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Hoosiers. Purdue has 30 assists on 69 field goals (43.5 percent) across its past three outings while Indiana has assists on 29 of 75 field goals (38.7 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Indiana has attempted 23.5 free throws per game this season, the 15th-highest rate in the country. Purdue has gotten to the line far less frequently and is averaging only 15 foul shots per game (ranked 263rd, nationally).___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25center_img Associated Press ___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more