Right To Work Checks – Is Your Team Up to Speed with the Latest Requirements?

Posted in : The Essential Elements of the Employee Handbook on 2 November 2022
Joanne Hennessy
Issues covered: Right to Work Checks; Illegal Working

October saw yet more change in the world of prevention of illegal working.

Social distancing and remote working became the new norm during the COVID-19 pandemic – in response the Home Office introduced concessions to accommodate right to work checks in such circumstances. These permitted employers to complete adjusted right to work checks – essentially checking scanned documentation (as opposed to originals) via video calls. Those adjusted checks ceased on 30 September 2022 – manual checks now require a review of original documentation.

The civil penalty regime (and associated right to work checking requirements) was first introduced on 29 February 2008 and has evolved significantly since

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This article is correct at 02/11/2022

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