Supporting Guidance: employer compliance: guidance by subject: commencing the compliance check: accompanied visits
Where the circumstances of the case merit it there may be an advantage to being accompanied by another officer or support staff, for example:
- to assist in taking notes
- conducting payroll walkthrough tests under your guidance
- to assist in completion of the Intervention Plan and record systems tested and
- calculating underpayments.
This is particularly important where the issues are complex or there are anticipated difficulties with the case.
The employer/contractor’s permission should always be obtained prior to an accompanied visit.
See also COG11575 where a visit to a private residence is necessary.