Right To Work Checks After Brexit

Posted in : Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 25 January 2021
Kiera Lee
Mills Selig
Issues covered: Brexit; Right to Work Checks; Contracts of Employment

All employers must conduct right to work checks when recruiting new staff. The civil and criminal penalties for not doing so are severe, so it’s key that employers get this right. An employer can be fined up to £20,000 for each illegal worker it hires, and individuals can also face up to 5 years’ imprisonment. Therefore, getting the right to work checks correct is crucial for employers, and owing to Brexit, it is an ever-changing area. This article addresses what the current requirements are, what the future requirements are currently, and considers how employers can draft their contracts to help demonstrate compliance.

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This article is correct at 04/03/2021

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Kiera Lee
Mills Selig

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