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When recruiting a PA it's important you're aware of employment law that relates to you as an employer. The resources below will give you information that's specifically relevant for you as an individual employer.
This diagram explains how to take the necessary steps to check whether an employee has the right to work in the UK.
Employers can avoid being fined by making right to work checks before hiring new employees. This means checking your job applicants are allowed to do the type of work they're applying for in the UK. Watch the Home Office video on YouTube.
Use this tool to find out if a potential employee has the right to work in the UK and what documents employers should check.
The Disclosure and Barring Service (you may have previously known it as CRB), helps employers make safer recruitment decisions.
Many local authorities and support organisations offer help with DBS checks. The DBS Service also publishes a list of 'umbrella bodies' that offer DBS checks.
This guide, produced by the Home Office is for employers. It contains advice on things like, the law on illegal working, your role and duty as an employer, the document checks you should carry and other important information.