Weekly Summary and Forum Highlights 005Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
One of my regular research sources each week is the UK Border Agency’s website. It displays new press releases about the discovery of immigrants working illegally for different employers, almost on a daily basis. With penalties of up to £10,000 per person, employers cannot afford to make mistakes in the recruitment process. One of our few news items this describes some new guidance from the Agency on how to check documents to confirm the right to work of asylum seekers and those with expired passports.
This week’s Employer FAQ explains some of the intricacies and complications that can arise with “Keeping in Touch” days during maternity and adoption leave.
There are also a few interesting questions on the Forum this week. Have you thought about answering one of them, or perhaps posting a problem of your own?
Questions posted over the last week:
- How are NICs determined when payments are made irregularly and infrequently?
- What should be done if an employee completes a P38(S) and later provides a P45 from the previous employer?
- We tax all benefits at source through the payroll. A leaver in the last tax year paid too much tax on the provision of a car. How do we refund the tax?
- Is tax calculated differently for an employee on a zero-hours contract whose earnings vary considerably each week?