Right to Work Checks (Employer Guidance)

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Right to Work Checks: Guidance for Employers As a UK employer, you have a legal obligation to comply with the prevention of illegal working legislation. This requires you to conduct basic checks on every UK-based employee to verify they have the requisite permission to perform the work on offer. Importantly, as part of your recruitment, pre-employment checks, the […]

Right to Work Share Code Guide

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Under the prevention of illegal working regime in the UK, all employers must conduct prescribed right to work checks on all employees. In some cases, they may even need to carry out a follow-up check for those with a time-limited right to be in the UK. However, this has never been easier with the use […]

Right to Work Checklist & Acceptable Documents

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As a UK employer, you are required by law to check and record the immigration status of every employee, in order to verify they have the Right to Work in the UK. Put simply, your organisation must have in place appropriate HR systems to check and record your employees’ immigration and working status in line […]

Prevention of Illegal Working Guide for Employers

Prevention of illegal working

All UK employers are under a duty to prevent illegal working in the UK, regardless of whether they employ foreign nationals. Failure to meet these duties risks enforcement action by the Home Office, including substantial fines. To comply with the so-called Right to Work requirements, there are practical steps that employers must take to help […]

How to Avoid Employing Illegal Immigrants

Employers across all sectors may find themselves falling foul of immigration compliance and facing allegations of employing illegal immigrants. Under current immigration rules, employers operate under specific duties under the prevention of illegal working regime. Where employers are found to be in breach of their immigration compliance duties and are alleged to be employing illegal […]

TUPE Right to Work Checks

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When taking over a business, in addition to various other legal obligations on the incoming employer, there are important immigration compliance matters relating to TUPE transfers that must be handled correctly to avoid falling foul of the law. The following guide for employers looks at how to comply with the rules around right to work […]

Employer Checking Service (Guide for HR)

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The Employer Checking Service is a Home Office tool for employers to use in certain circumstances to verify an individual’s right to work. There are, however, rules and limitations to using the employer checking service, making it important for employers, HR and those responsible for conducting an organisation’s right to work checks to understand how […]

Positive Verification Notice (Right to Work)

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To avoid civil penalties and the possibility of criminal prosecution, employers must verify that all of their workforce are eligible to work in the UK. There are several ways that this can be done, including manual document checks and online checks. In some circumstances, when an individual cannot provide the required documentation or digital confirmation, […]

Digital Right to Work Checks

digital right to work checks

By law, UK employers have to verify that all prospective employees are eligible to work in the UK and have the necessary permission to do the work on offer, regardless of their nationality or ethnic origin. One of the ways that employers can conduct these checks is to use digital right to work checks. In […]

Eligibility to Work in the UK (Acceptable Documents)

UK employers have a legal obligation to check the eligibility to work of all individuals they employ. While it can be a challenge for employers to keep up to date with their immigration compliance duties under the prevention of illegal working regulations, failure to comply can result in Home Office enforcement action and in some […]