Prevention of Illegal Working (Employer Guidance)

prevention of illegal working

The ability to work illegally can leave migrants vulnerable to exploitation and allow unscrupulous employers to undercut compliant businesses. To minimise these risks, all employers in the UK have a duty to prevent illegal working. The following guide provides an overview of the rules relating to illegal working, from how to conduct a right to […]

Right to Work Checks (Employer Guidance)

right to work checks

Right to Work Checks: Guidance for Employers  As a UK employer, you have a legal obligation to comply with prevention of illegal working legislation. Specifically, this requires you to conduct basic documentation checks on every UK-based employee to verify that any individual you employ has the requisite permission to perform the work on offer. Conducting […]

Positive Verification Notice (Right to Work)

To avoid civil penalties and the possibility of criminal prosecution, employers must scrutinise the working documents produced by their employees and in certain circumstances contact the Home Office for a Positive Verification Notice by using the Employer Checking Service. When hiring any new employee, organisations must follow the ‘prescribed requirements’ in order to obtain the ‘statutory […]

Eligibility to Work in the UK (Acceptable Documents)

10 minute read Last updated: 17th October 2019 It is the responsibility of all employers to check the eligibility to work in the UK of the 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, but […]

Employer Checking Service (Guide for HR)

employer checking service

Since January 2019, employers have been able, in certain circumstances, to rely entirely on the Home Office’s online employer checking service to conduct right to work checks and avoid allegations of non-compliance. The checking service does not, however, apply in all cases and it will be important for employers, HR and those responsible for performing […]

Home Office Right to Work (a Guide for HR!)

How to Comply with Home Office Right to Work Regulations  UK employers operate under legal duties to prevent illegal working by verifying all employees have a valid right to work in Britain. The Home Office dedicates considerable resources to investigating employers and taking enforcement action in the event of a breach. Where an employer is […]

How to Avoid Employing Illegal Immigrants

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

Illegal Immigration in the Workplace

As a UK employer you are under a duty to prevent illegal immigration by carrying out right to work checks. In this way you can ensure that both prospective and existing employees are lawfully allowed to work in the UK and undertake the work on offer. Any failure to carry out these document checks correctly, […]

Right to Work Checklist

Right to Work Checklist for Immigration Compliance As a UK employer, you are required by law to check and record the immigration status of every employee, as it relates to their right to work and live in the UK. The Home Office issues guidance for employers prescribing the Right to Work checklist which you must […]

Right to Work Documents

Right to Work Documents: Guidance for Employers  UK employers operate under a legal responsibility to prevent illegal working, centred largely on duties to check, verify and record employees’ Right to Work documents. The Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 requires all employers to conduct basic document checks on every individual they intend to employ. By […]